Online course

Cryptography and Digital Certificates

Understand cryptographic concepts and explore cyber laws and the legal implications of globalised data and access.

Cryptography and Digital Certificates

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 8 hours

How does cryptography secure our communication?

This course will demonstrate how cryptographic concepts secure communication and we will further analyse the law and policy relating to international cyber law.

The importance of a sound knowledge of the various legal implications of data and access will also be demonstrated.

What topics will you cover?

  • Cryptographic concepts, algorithms and attacks within the context of cyber security
  • Digital signatures and digital certificates
  • The Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and its problems
  • The legal implications of globalised data and access

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Assess simple cryptographic methods from a practical and theoretical viewpoint
  • Discuss certificate authorities, trusted platform modules and concepts such as chain of trust
  • Demonstrate the use of public key infrastructure and problems encountered
  • Assess and evaluate various cyber law theories
  • Evaluate a sound knowledge of the various legal implications of data and access

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who is keen to increase their knowledge of digital security risks and the tools and techniques used to guard against them.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Anitha Chinnaswamy

Anitha Chinnaswamy

Anitha Chinnaswamy is an Assistant Professor at the Coventry Business School. As a Research Associate with CBiS, she is involved in teaching & research that pertains to data & information management.

Rob Milford

Rob Milford

I'm a lecturer in leadership for Coventry University. However, I specialise in collaborative working, in particular, the cyber infrastructures that enable collaborations to share information.

Who developed the course?

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.