Teaching Cryptology At All Levels Using CrypTool

Author:
Rong Yang, Layne Wallace, Ian Burchett
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524.47 kB
Date:
01 July 2011
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It is of increasing importance that we incorporate security and cryptology in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculums. This paper introduces cryptology in the framework of general cybersecurity and advocates that it is an appropriate mechanism for introducing security issues into the classroom at all level of the curriculum. A practical free software package called CrypTool which can be a major asset in any attempt to teach cryptology to a range of student audiences is presented. Applications and classroom experiences using CrypTool are discussed along with some student feedback.

Teaching Cryptology At All Levels Using CrypTool