I gave a four-session “mini-course” for Microstrategy on Engineering Cryptosystems. It ended up attracting enough interest to be moved from their offices to a nearby movie theater!
The course was targeted to engineers at Microstrategy with no prior experience with cryptography, and designed to give them some ideas of the power of modern cryptography, and to provide enough stories about cryptosystems going bad to convince them not do try to develop their own cryptosystems, and to know enough to ask the right questions of people who do.
The four main topics were:
- Symmetric Cryptosystems
- Using (and Misusing) Symmetric Cryptosystems
- Public-Key Protocols
- The Future of Cryptography
Since it was in a movie theater, it also provided an opportunity to officially screen this trailer in a real movie theater: