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# Welcome to the SMA Cryptology Wiki.

Cryptology is a semester course which teaches the basics of cryptology at the Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School. Students gain an understanding of classic and contemporary encryption algorithms. Cryptanalysis techniques of classic ciphers are studied and implemented. Some of the weaknesses of contemporary ciphers are discussed. Students will also write simple Visual Basic (VB) programs to encrypt and decrypt text.

Syllabus.pdf (165.87 Kb)

Outline of topics

- Classical Cryptology

- Contemporary ciphers
- Stream ciphers
- Block ciphers
- Public key ciphers
- Message authentication (Key management, digital signatures, hash functions, & Certificates)
- Quantum cryptography

- Number theory
- Programming basics

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