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Steganography, IT-S 539

About this Course: 

Digital steganography is the science of hiding covert information in otherwise innocent carrier files so that the observer is unaware that hidden information exists. This course studies both digital steganography and digital steganalysis (the science of discovering the existence of and extracting the covert information). In addition to understanding the science and the pathologies of specific carriers and hiding algorithms, participants will have hands-on experience with tools to both hide and extract information. Carrier files such as image, audio, and video files will be investigated.

Course Status: 

Not scheduled

Expected Outcomes: 

  • Evaluate how to hide information within digital content
  • Understand steganography and steganalysis
  • Analyze the benefits and drawbacks of hiding information in various media
  • Secure content using watermarking and other techniques
  • Use a variety of tools for information hiding

Course Outline: 

Introduction to Steganography
Transposition and Substitution Ciphers
Rotor Machine and Polyalphabetic Ciphers
Digital Signatures and Authentication
Public Key Systems
RSA System
Stream Ciphers
Pseudorandom generators
Steganographic tools
Digital watermarking

Course Details: 

Grading/CEU award for this course includes assignments, exams, projects, labs and paper.