EDSIGCON Proceedings 2019

Cleveland, Ohio

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2019 EDSIG Proceedings - Abstract Presentation

Engaging students in learning Public Key Cryptography

Vamsi gondi
Ball State University

Computer, data and network security is becoming key essential aspect day by day for every business and for government agencies. The improper security deployments, vulnerabilities and flaws in security infrastructures has resulted trillions of dollars and loss of human life. It is very essential to train future work force to implement proper security mechanisms. One major issue on training the students for security is their below par comprehending mathematical skills. Public Key Cryptography (PKC) is one such concept where students need to use high level mathematical skills. Through my previous interactions in the classroom sessions, the traditional chalk and board approach to teach PKC was not effective in retention of the concepts in long run. To improve the retention level, I developed two pedagogical techniques involving students working in pairs and accomplishing the security tasks. I measured the impact with the student feedback forms and with the reference to blooms taxonomy.

Recommended Citation: gondi, V., (2019). Engaging students in learning Public Key Cryptography. Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference, (2019) n.5013, Cleveland, Ohio