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Cryptography (Coursera)

This course will introduce you to the foundations of modern cryptography, with an eye toward practical applications.

Cryptography is course 3 of 5 in the Cybersecurity Specialization.

The Cybersecurity Specialization covers the fundamental concepts underlying the construction of secure systems, from the hardware to the software to the human-computer interface, with the use of cryptography to secure interactions. These concepts are illustrated with examples drawn from modern practice, and augmented with hands-on exercises involving relevant tools and techniques. Successful participants will develop a way of thinking that is security-oriented, better understanding how to think about adversaries and how to build systems that defend against them.