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Cryptography Fundamentals

Explore how cryptography relates to ethical hacking, including key cryptography concepts, cryptography uses and cryptanalytic attacks.

3 videos  //  38 minutes of training

Course overview

Cryptography is the science of securing information through the use of mathematical techniques to provide security services such as confidentiality, data integrity and entity authentication. Three videos take a closer look at the fundamentals of cryptography in information security and ethical hacking, including the uses of cryptography and an introduction to cryptanalytic attacks. This course offers vocabulary, definitions, tools, cryptographic functions and components, comparing and contrasting symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, tips about obsolete data standards and more.

Course syllabus

Cryptography - Fundamental ConceptsDuration: 16:55

Cryptography - Uses of CryptographyDuration: 16:08

Cryptography - Cryptanalytic AttacksDuration: 5:06

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At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.