Use logic and problem-solving skills to solve difficult puzzles
What does it take to be a spy? Strong critical thinking and communication skills, a firm grasp of logic, and a love of puzzles are all useful.
This course will help you develop those abilities while exploring the exciting world of espionage. You’ll learn about code-making and breaking, encryption, logical thinking and more as you find out whether you would make a good spy.
What topics will you cover?
- Introduction to spying and the common United States agencies that collect intelligence
- Reasons for encrypting information
- Various ways information is encrypted
- Using logical thinking and linguistic patterns to break encrypted messages without a key
- How traditional decryption methods led to the modern day computer
- Why protecting information is important
- How information we provide in social media can compromise the safety of our personal information
- The effectiveness of modern day encryption
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you'll be able to...
- Investigate reasons for encrypting information.
- Compare various methods for encrypting information.
- Apply logical thinking, linguistic patterns, and historical enciphering methods to encipher and decipher messages.
- Evaluate weaknesses of various encoding and enciphering methods.
- Debate the necessity and effectiveness of protecting information.
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Last updated February 17, 2018