CRoCS (Center for Research on Cryptography and Security) enables students to verify the form of experiments with theoretical and descriptive knowledge in the field of information technology security, which is one of the important areas of educational and research activities of faculty staff. Our laboratory is used by bachelor, master and doctoral students who can be involved, among other things, in computer networks (wire and wireless), chip card security and cryptographic applications, biometric authentication, and cryptography for the creation and operation of secure systems.
CRoCS focuses on network security experiments, some "brute force" security experiments, evaluating large data from monitoring systems, understanding the issue of working with advanced authentication tools based on biometrics, chip cards and other physical authentication aids, experiments with attacks on smart card tools, cryptographic hardware module, etc. Selected CRoCS students are also focusing on wireless sensor networks (WSN) research.
The lab was designed to provide the conditions for experimental work within the framework of the student's work in the course of his / her semester work PA018 , PA193 ) as well as bachelor's and diploma theses. Teaching laboratory exercises on safety and applied cryptography - subjects PV181 , PV204 and PA193 - covers 5 areas: cryptography; secure programming; chip cards; biometric systems; security of computer networks and operating systems.
Our goal is to create an environment in which students will be able to get acquainted with available technologies and, for example, to test various types of attacks within both laboratory and final work. Laboratory equipment is also available for projects in cooperation with industry partners and relevant state institutions.