Introduction to the course“Information security mathematical foundations”
Information security is refers to the information system (including hardware, software, data, people, physical environment and infrastructure) are protected, not by accidental or malicious destruction of, change, leak, a continuous and reliable system in normal operation, the information services are not interrupted, the final realization of business continuity. Information security mainly includes the following five aspects, namely, the need to ensure the confidentiality, authenticity, integrity, unauthorized copy and the parasitic system security.
Information security mathematical foundations is a compulsory course of network and information security specialty. Its objective is to study and master the mathematical theory related to information security, mainly number theory, algebraic and computational complexity theory, especially learn to use mathematical language strictly on information security and cryptology involved some specific mathematical theory gives detailed reasoning and description, suitable for computer implementation description of the algorithm is given, the key technology involved, so as to keep up with the latest advances in information security and cryptography, and lay the foundation for the related research work and engineering practice.
The course will be taught in the second semester of the first academic year, which includes 64 hours. Its prerequisite courses include advanced mathematics, discrete mathematics.