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Encryption

A look at encryption fundamentals and privacy.

    Syllabus

  • Cryptographic systems Video — 00:07:03
    • How cryptography components work together in systems.

  • Two types of encryption and a side of hash, please! Video — 00:15:45
    • Symmetric and asymmetric encryption, as well as cryptographic hashing.

  • Public-key infrastructure Video — 00:06:29
    • PKI is a system that has developed over time to support public-key encryption.

  • Encryption overview Video — 00:22:13
    • This is possibly the most important tool we have in keeping data secure, and by extension, private.

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Course description

In this course, students will explore privacy and encryption fundamentals. We’ll start with a high-level overview, including many of the terms you’ll need to fully understand encryption concepts. The course then delves into ciphers, algorithms and concepts like randomness and types of cryptographic attacks. We’ll also cover symmetric and asymmetric encryption in depth and talk about cryptographic hashing. We’ll round out the course with a look at public-key infrastructure (PKI) and cryptographic systems.

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