This will be the second of six cryptography primer sessions exploring the basics of modern cryptography. In this session, we’ll explore symmetric ciphers, primitives, and protocols – including AES, cipher modes, hash functions, and message authentication.
Subsequent sessions (on alternating Fridays) are expected to include the following topics. Depending on the interests of the participants, other topics may be included or substituted. • Integer asymmetric functions including BigNums, Diffie-Hellman, RSA, and DSA • Non-integer asymmetric functions including elliptic curves and lattice-based systems • Protocol properties including forward secrecy, crypto agility, and certificate management • Applications including zero-knowledge, secret sharing, homomorphic encryption, and election protocols