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Cryptography basics, 22.06.2021 | 10 am -12


Cryptography is the key technology to ensure the security and privacy of IT-systems. The understanding of basic principles of cryptographic functions is an indispensable prerequisite for the development of modern IT systems.


This course will provide elementary knowledge in cryptography (in theory and practice). For example: asymmetric vs. symmetric encryption, cryptographic hash functions, digital signatures and public-key infrastructures, post-quantum cryptography.


Basic knowledge in cryptography, which in particular allows to assess the strength of cryptographic methods in practice.

Dieter Hutter

Dieter Hutter

Vice director of the department for Cyber-Physical Systems at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Bremen

Honorary professor at the University of Bremen