In this course, you will learn
* how cryptography developed in Russia and in the Soviet Union, including the facts which used to be top secret until very recent times;
* Boolean functions and S-boxes, and how the resistance of a cipher depends on a cryptographic properties of a Boolean function;
* methods of cryptanalysis
* some special and most intriguing types of cryptographic Boolean functions: bent functions and APN-functions (Almost Perfect Nonlinear Functions) * AI and ML for cryptography.