26 January 2015

Network Security and Cryptography

Introduction: Attacks, Services and Mechanisms, Security attacks, Security services, A Model for Internetwork security.
Classical Techniques: Conventional Encryption model, Steganography, Classical Encryption Techniques.

Modern Techniques: Simplified DES, Block Cipher Principles, Data Encryption standard, Strength of DES, Differential and Linear Cryptanalysis, Block Cipher Design Principles and Modes of operations.
Algorithms: Triple DES, International Data Encryption algorithm, Blowfish, RC5, CAST-128, RC2, Characteristics of Advanced Symmetric block cifers.
Conventional Encryption: Placement of Encryption function, Traffic confidentiality, Key distribution, Random Number Generation.
Public Key Cryptography: Principles, RSA Algorithm, Key Management, Diffie-Hellman Key exchange, Elliptic Curve Cryptography.

Number Theory: Prime and Relatively prime numbers, Modular arithmetic, Fermat’s and Euler’s theorems, Testing for primality, Euclid’s Algorithm, the Chinese remainder theorem, Discrete logarithms.
Message authentication and Hash Functions: Authentication requirements and functions, Message Authentication, Hash functions, Security of Hash functions and MACs.

Hash and Mac Algorithms: MD File, Message digest Algorithm, Secure Hash Algorithm, RIPEMD-160, HMAC. 
Digital signatures and Authentication Protocols: Digital signatures, Authentication Protocols, Digital signature standards.
Authentication Applications: Kerberos, X.509 directory Authentication service.Electronic Mail Security: Pretty Good Privacy, S/MIME.

IP Security: Overview, Architecture, Authentication, Encapsulating Security Payload, Combining security Associations, Key Management.
Web Security: Web Security requirements, Secure sockets layer and Transport layer security, Secure Electronic Transaction.
Intruders, Viruses and Worms: Intruders, Viruses and Related threats.
Fire Walls: Fire wall Design Principles, Trusted systems.

1. Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice - William Stallings, 2000, PE.

1. Principles of Network and Systems Administration, Mark Burgess,John Wiely



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