Learning Path

Introduction to Applied Cryptography and Cryptanalysis

    Syllabus

  • Asymmetric Cryptography Course — 00:36:26
    • This course provides an introduction to asymmetric encryption algorithms.

  • Fundamentals of Cryptography Course — 00:20:52
    • This course describes mathematics and structures commonly used in cryptography.

  • Applied Cryptanalysis Course — 00:25:32
    • This course provides demonstrations of using cryptanalysis for incident response.

  • Blockchain Technology Course — 00:25:02
    • This course describes the use of cryptography in blockchain technology.

  • Secure Credential Management Course — 00:24:56
    • This course describes the use of cryptography in securely managing user credentials.

  • SSL and TLS Course — 00:26:29
    • This course describes the use of cryptography in SSL and TLS.

  • Hash Functions Course — 00:17:28
    • K0018, K0427, S0089, S0298

      This course provides an introduction to hash functions.

  • Symmetric Cryptography Course — 00:45:37
    • This course provides an introduction to symmetric encryption algorithms.

  • Introduction to Cryptography Course — 00:28:16
    • This course defines the basic vocabulary and concepts of cryptography.

  • Cryptography and Cryptanalysis Project
  • Introduction to Cryptanalysis Course — 00:36:33
    • This course introduces you to the field of cryptanalysis.

  • Full Disk Encryption Course — 00:10:07
    • This course describes the use of cryptography in full disk encryption.

  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) Course — 00:18:57
    • K0004, K0005, K0071, K0104, K0427, K0428, S0059

      This course describes the use of cryptography in Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Course — 00:18:53
    • This course describes the use of cryptography in the PKI infrastructure.

  • Security+ – Cryptography Lab — 00:30:00
    • When using the Internet, users retrieve or share information. Depending on the application, purpose, and implementation methods, the need to provide data confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity emerges. To ensure these requirements are fulfilled and that only authorized parties have access to the data, the information transmitted over the Internet is obfuscated.

  • Cryptography and Cryptanalysis Skill Assessment Assessment — 00:34:30

Syllabus

What you will learn

This learning path discusses applied cryptography and cryptanalysis. The fundamentals of cryptography are introduced as well as common applications of cryptography. The path also introduces weak algorithms used by malware, how to identify them and methods for deobfuscating the data.

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Meet the author

Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master’s degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He can be reached by email at howard.poston@gmail.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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