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Fundamentals Of Cyber Security And Cryptography

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This course introduces the basics of cyber security and cryptography encryption concepts. This course will provide an overview of the various security and encryption methods used in today's information technology and communication environments.



This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Digital Signatures and Authentications

    • Explain how digital signatures and authentications can minimize threats

    • Describe the most common digital signature and authentication techniques.

    • List and describe the key network threats

    Other Cryptography Applications

    • Identify the other technology-related applications of cryptography.

    • Describe trends in the application of cryptography.

    Public-Key Cryptography and Authentication

    • Explain message authentication and its use in securing systems

    • Describe the purpose of secure hash functions

    • Explain the benefits and drawbacks of, and differences between, the RSA and Diffie-Hellman public-key algorithms

    Cyber Security and Cryptography Principles

    • Define cyber security

    • Explain the relationship between cyber security and cryptography.

    • Describe the basic cryptographic tools

    Symmetric Encryption

    • Describe the components of symmetric encryption.

    • Explain the differences between stream and block ciphers
    • Explain the use of symmetric encryption on data.

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