Upon completion of the Symmetric & Public Key Encryption lesson, students will:
1) Be able to explain Modern Cryptography’s historical context
2) Be able to explain the difference between Symmetric and Public Key Encryption methodologies
3) Be able to use more advanced mathematical operators (e.g., modulus, exponents) to strengthen their programming capabilities.
All materials in this Cybersecurity Concept Lesson is based upon work supported by the NCyTE Center and the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1548315, Catalyzing Computing and Cybersecurity in Community Colleges (C5). C5 is a grant-funded project based at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA. One of its goals is to develop and disseminate instructional materials to enhance computer science and cybersecurity courses.