Eve Penguin Welcome to the Applied Cryptography (COSC 483/583) course website.

This is an introductory cryptography course, with focus on understanding modern cryptographic primitives and how to apply them. These concepts include symmetric ciphers, asymmetric ciphers, secure hash algorithms, public key infrastructure, design of cryptographic protocols, and group communication.


  • Piazza Board is up!

    A class forum is live on Piazza, you should have received an email inviting you to join. I strongly prefer that course questions are asked there, given that if you have the question, odds are two others in the class have the same question and want the same answer.
    COSC 483/583 Piazza Forum

Important Dates

E 4 Sept 2018: Exercise Set 1 Due
E 18 Sept 2018: Exercise Set 2 Due
P 21 Sept 2018: Programming Assign 1 Due
T 2 Oct 2018: Midterm Exam
C 4 Oct 2018: No class - Fall break
E 9 Oct 2018: Exercise Set 3 Due
E 23 Oct 2018: Exercise Set 4 Due
C 25 Oct 2018: No class - Engineering day
P 26 Oct 2018: Programming Assign 2 Due
E 6 Nov 2018: Exercise Set 5 Due
C 22 Nov 2018: No class - Thanksgiving
P 30 Nov 2018: Programming Assign 3 Due
E 4 Dec 2018: Exercise Set 6 Due
T 13 Dec 2018: Final Exam