In the digital age, cryptography has evolved to address the encryption and decryption of private communications through the internet and computer systems, a branch of cyber and network security, in a manner far more complex than anything the world of cryptography had seen before the arrival of computers.
Mode Of Examination
Number Of Question: 100 (1 Marks Each)
Total Time: 120 Min
Classical Encryption Techniques:
Transportation and substitution techniques, number theory and symmetric cipher models.
Block Ciphers and the Data Encryption Standard:
Block cipher systems, data encryption standards and their strengths.
Basic Concepts in Number Theory and Finite Fields:
Number theory, group rings, fields, modular arithmetic and polynomial theory.
Advanced Encryption Algorithm and Block Cipher Operation:
AES algorithms, DES operation modes and triple DES methods.
Pseudorandom Number Generation and Stream Ciphers and More Block Ciphers:
PRNG principles, pseudorandom number generators, blowfish algorithm and RC4 and RC5 algorithms.
More Number Theory:
Theory concepts and its applications.
Public Key Cryptography and RSA:
Rabin/elgamal algorithms, knapsack/merkle cryptosystem algorithms and their applications.
Other Public Key Cryptosystems and Cryptographic Hash Functions:
Elliptic curve arithmetic and cryptographic algorithms, hash functions, its applications and secure hash algorithms.
Message Authentication Codes, Whirlpool Algorithm and Key Management and Distribution:
Message authentication codes, CGM, GCM, HMAC, DAA, whirlpool algorithms and other key management, wrapping and distribution algorithms.
Cryptography Overview, TCP/IP and Communication Networks:
Cryptography overviews, network hardware and topologies, layers and TCP/IP and OSI reference models.
Internet Protocol, Network Addressing and Transport Level Security:
IP addressing and datagram packets, classful and classless addressing, subnet design and secure socket layer.
Wireless Network Security and Network Security Overview:
Wireless security, IEEE WLAN security and its overview.