Introduction to Cryptology (2019-2020)

2019-2020
Lecturer(s): 
Dr Federico Pintore
General Prerequisites: 

Elementary number theory, introductory probability, basic concepts of computer science, and algebra 1.

Course Term: 
Michaelmas
Course Overview: 

This course is an introduction to the foundations of modern cryptography. It will cover different existing security definitions, proofs by reductions, private/public key cryptosystems and their underlying computational hardness assumptions.

Reading List: 

Katz, Jonathan, and Yehuda Lindell. Introduction to modern cryptography. CRC Press, 2014.
Smart, Nigel Paul. Cryptography: an introduction. New York: McGrawHill, 2003.
Galbraith, Steven D. Mathematics of public key cryptography. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Please note that e-book versions of many books in the reading lists can be found on SOLO and ORLO.