Course Title: 
Information Security
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Postgraduate (PG)
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Engineering

'Information Security' is a course offered in M. C. A. (Master of Computer Applications) program at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Introduction to Computer Security: Basic Concepts - Threat Models- Common Security Goals. Cryptography and Cryptographic Protocols including Encryption, Authentication, Message Authentication Codes, Hash Functions, One-way Functions, Public-key Cryptography, Secure Channels, Zero Knowledge in Practice Cryptographic Protocols and their Integration into Distributed Systems and other Applications - Authentication: Overview – Requirements - Functions-Protocols – Applications –Kerberos – X.509 Directory Services.

Electronic Mail Security: Email Architecture – Security –Pretty Good Policy Variations – Operational Descriptions – PGP Session Keys Key Rings – Key management – Message Exchange formats – Trust Model - IP Security:Introduction to IP - IP security Overview- Pros and Cons – IP Sec Applications – IP Security Architecture – IPSec Services - Authentication Header -Encapsulating Security Payload –

IPSec Modes - Combining Security Associations - Key Management.

Web Security: Web Security Requirements- Secure Sockets Layer Objectives – Versions –Certificates – Protocols – Transport Level Security - Secure Electronic Transaction Entities –Certificates – DS Verification

  • C K Shyamala, N Harini and T R Padmanabhan, “Cryptography and Security”, First Edition, Wiley India Pvt. Ltd, 2011.
  • Stallings W, “Cryptography and Network Security”, Third Edition, Pearson Education Asia. Prentice Hall, 2000.
  • Forouzan B A, “Cryptography and Network Security”, Special Indian Edition, Tata McGraw Hill, 2007.