This will be the third of six cryptography primer sessions exploring the basics of modern cryptography. In this session, we’ll explore integral asymmetric functions including Diffie-Hellman and RSA with an emphasis on how and why they work and the properties they enjoy.
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. Non-integer asymmetric functions including elliptic curves and lattice-based systems Cryptosystem properties, attacks, and vulnerabilities Applications including zero-knowledge, secret sharing, homomorphic encryption, and election protocols