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SSCP Cert Prep: 5 Cryptography

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Overview

Prepare for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner certification (SSCP). Review the objectives from the Cryptography domain of the SSCP exam.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Protecting data with cryptography
1. Encryption
  • Understanding encryption
  • Symmetric and asymmetric cryptography
  • Goals of cryptography
  • Codes and ciphers
  • Choosing encryption algorithms
  • The perfect encryption algorithm
  • The cryptographic lifecycle
2. Symmetric Cryptography
  • Data encryption standard
  • 3DES
  • AES, Blowfish, and Twofish
  • RC4
  • Steganography
3. Asymmetric Cryptography
  • Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA)
  • PGP and GnuPG
  • Elliptic curve and quantum cryptography
4. Key Management
  • Cryptographic key security
  • Key exchange
  • Diffie-Hellman
  • Key escrow
  • Key stretching
5. Public Key Infrastructure
  • Trust models
  • PKI and digital certificates
  • Hash functions
  • Digital signatures
  • Create a digital certificate
  • Revoke a digital certificate
  • Certificate stapling
  • Certificate authorities
  • Certificate subjects
  • Certificate types
  • Certificate formats
6. Transport Encryption
  • TLS and SSL
  • IPsec
  • Securing common protocols
  • DKIM
  • Tor and perfect forward secrecy
  • Blockchain
7. Cryptanalytic Attacks
  • Brute-force attacks
  • Knowledge-based attacks
  • Limitations of encryption algorithms
Conclusion
  • Continuing your studies

Taught by

Mike Chapple

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