Asymmetric Cryptography Course

This course provides an introduction to asymmetric encryption algorithms.

36 minutes

Course description

Asymmetric encryption algorithms take a very different approach to encryption. This course discusses the mathematical principles that are the basis of asymmetric encryption, the ways that RSA and Diffie-Hellman work, how asymmetric cryptography provides more than just confidentiality, and the benefits of elliptic curve cryptography.


Elliptic Curve Cryptography

Video - 00:04:00

This video introduces how elliptic curve cryptography provides an alternative to integer-based asymmetric cryptography.
Digital Signatures

Video - 00:08:00

This video introduces digital signatures and their role in providing authentication, integrity and non-repudiation.
Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange

Video - 00:04:00

This video introduces the DIffie-Hellman algorithm for developing a shared secret key over an untrusted channel.
Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA)

Video - 00:06:00

This video introduces the Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA) encryption algorithm.
Introduction to Asymmetric Cryptography

Video - 00:14:00

This video introduces asymmetric cryptography and the mathematical operations that it is based on.
Course Introduction

Video - 00:01:00

This video introduces the Asymmetric Cryptography course.

Meet the author

Howard Poston

Howard Poston is a copywriter, author, and course developer with experience in cybersecurity and blockchain security, cryptography, and malware analysis. He has an MS in Cyber Operations, a decade of experience in cybersecurity, and over five years of experience as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He is also the creator of over a dozen cybersecurity courses, has authored two books, and has spoken at numerous cybersecurity conferences. He can be reached by email at or via his website at

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