INT 460 Clandestine and Secure Communications

The course introduces the student to the basics of encryption and decryption. Topics include the history of cryptology, the evolution of encryption and decryption methods, key management and security, message handling discipline, signals analysis and traffic analysis. The course also covers how to use currently available software to encrypt messages, create digital signatures, verify identities, etc. Steganography, microdots, covert inks and other techniques of hiding messages are also included.

This course is offered in the following degree programs:

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Identify, describe, and critically evalu-ate information sources and applicable intelligence technologies to research aspects of technical surveillance

Appraise the threats, challenges, and issues related to the use of clandes-tine and secure communications

Analyze specific security applications for technical surveillance and research advantages, disadvantages, methods, etc.

Identify and explain the legal and ethi-cal issues raised by the use of clan-destine and secure communications

Develop general professional written and oral reports and presentations on the subject of clandestine and secure communications

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