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CSE5210 - Advances in information security

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: P Le


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)


The security requirements of parties to a transaction: privacy, proof of identity, ownership, licence, signature, notarisation, date of action, certification of origination and/or receipt. Cryptography: types of cryptoanalytic attacks on a cryptosystem, cryptographic systems, protocols. Secret-key systems: information theory, one-time pads, DES, pseudorandom number generators, current developments. Public-key systems: one-way functions, public-key distribution, RSA cryptosystems, current developments. Applications: WWW security, digital signature, X.509 certificates, the electronic wallet, contract negotiation and signature, smartcard applications.


Assignments, 5 brief weekly assignments, 50%; term paper or project, 2,000 words, 10 minute class presentation 50%

Contact hours

4 hours per week


CSE9002, CSE9801 or equivalent