Institution: Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
Program Type: University Modules
Field/Skills tags: Finance, cryptography
Full Fee: $1,378
Nett Fee After Subsidies (Singaporeans): $1,378.00
Full Time/Part Time: Either full time or part time
FIN387 Financial Cryptography aims to introduce information security and cryptography techniques that are used as the underlying technology for blockchain and cyber security for FinTech. It examines different security concepts and how cryptographic techniques are used to realise different security objectives. Students will learn how the properties of a secure cryptographic function can be used to protect data integrity and user privacy in blockchain and FinTech applications and evaluate the feasibility of the protocol design. Topics include data integrity and confidentiality protection techniques, public-key infrastructure, peer-to-peer security, access control models and advanced cryptographic techniques to provide user privacy. The course serves to prepare students to recognise existing information security and cryptography techniques used in the blockchain and FinTech areas, and prepare them for courses related to blockchain programming and financial technology. It will also expose the students to the use of existing open source security software such as Cryptool, GNU Privacy Guard, and the Python cryptography library.