Learn Cryptography

We have 8 resources for learning Cryptography including educational Online Classes, Kindle & Other eBooks, Books, and YouTube & Online Videos, from providers such as Khan Academy, University of Maryland, College Park, Stanford University, and Computerphile.



High School - College | Online video/YouTube

Series of videos covering encryption, cryptography, hashing algorithms, key exchanges, password cracking, and more, with a strong focus on the mathematics behind these topics.



College | Online class

Cryptography is course 3 of 5 in the Cybersecurity Specialization. The Cybersecurity Specialization covers the fundamental concepts underlying the construction of secure systems, from the hardware...


Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice

High School - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

Stallings’ Cryptography and Network Security, Seventh Edition, introduces the reader to the compelling and evolving field of cryptography and network security. In an age of viruses and hackers,...


Cryptography Engineering: Design Principles and Practical Applications

High School - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

The ultimate guide to cryptography, updated from an author team of the world’s top cryptography experts. Cryptography is vital to keeping information safe, in an era when the formula to do so...

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Cryptography I

High School - College | Online class

Cryptography is an indispensable tool for protecting information in computer systems. In this course you will learn the inner workings of cryptographic systems and how to correctly use them in...


CS409: Cryptography

College | Online class

Cryptography is essentially the science of writing in secret code. In data and telecommunications, cryptography has specific security requirements, such as authentication, privacy or...


Journey into cryptography

7th - College | Online class

How have humans protected their secret messages through history? What has changed today?


Understanding Cryptography: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners

High School - College | Book, ebook/Kindle

Cryptography is now ubiquitous – moving beyond the traditional environments, such as government communications and banking systems, we see cryptographic techniques realized in Web browsers, e-mail...

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