Cryptology Creative Commons, Attribution + Noncommercial (BY-NC)
Authors: Ivan Zelinka
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For many people the area of the computer security is the fascinating term. Students will probably know a film with Sandra Bullock “The net”, where the identity of a young woman has been stolen. The computer security is one of the most important area in the world for individuals as well as communities or even states. In present, it is necessary to protect our personal information as the birth number, number of ID, passwords for the bank transactions etc. Computer security influence our everyday life. The lecture Cryptography will present some principles how to encrypt the information in a text. It will show the principles used hundred years ago in Rome to encrypt the secret dispatch as well as principles used today to protect our email communication. It is clear that this area tightly relates with numbers and math. Math is dispensable for encryption and cryptography. Math is dispensable to protect our lives.

Technical requirements
  computer, dataprojector

Workforce in Mathematics

In the EU, there are around 260,000 mathematics and statistics students. Jobs for mathematicians, other scientists and engineers grew by 7% in the past five years. Jobs for technicians in the field grew by 2%. Overall, they account for 7% of all jobs in the EU. Mathematicians work as data analysts, actuarial analysts, investment analysts, or data scientists. As of 2016, around 15 million European science and engineering workers are employed. They work in a variety of sectors, including professional services, utilities, manufacturing, construction, wholesale, and the public sector. In the next years, jobs for mathematicians, other researchers and engineers will increase by 13%, and jobs for technicians in the field will increase by 2%.

  60 min
Number of staff
Education Level
15-18 years
18+ years
Science Discipline
Home use
Classroom use
Knowledge prerequisites
Operating system
Installation effort
Some effort required, you'll need to install some programs

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