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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Understand and Apply Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography

Module Topics: Encryption Concepts, Methods of Cryptography, Specific Hashing, In Encryption Concepts you will learn about key concepts and definitions and high work factor. In Methods of Cryptography you will learn about stream-based ciphers, stream-based cipher rules, block ciphers, Initialization Vectors (IV) – Why are they needed? basic block cipher modes, evaluation of algorithms, common encryption techniques, encryption algorithm characteristics, and hashing. In Specific Hashing you will learn about message digest (MD) 2, 4, and 5, secure hash algorithm (SHA) 0, 1, and 2, hAVAL, RIPEMD-160, attacks on hashing algorithms and message authentication codes, and the birthday paradox....
Reading
16 videos (Total 90 min), 15 readings, 1 quiz
Video16 videos
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions6m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions6m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions3m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions5m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions3m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions6m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions4m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions8m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: High Work Factor5m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Block Ciphers4m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Basic Block Cipher Modes5m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Evaluation of Algorithms7m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Algorithm Characteristics6m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Attacks7m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: The Birthday Paradox4m
Reading15 readings
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Concepts and Definitions10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: High Work Factor10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Block Ciphers10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Basic Block Cipher Modes10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Evaluation of Algorithms10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Algorithm Characteristics10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Attacks10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: The Birthday Paradox10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Understand Requirements for Cryptography

Module Topics: Salting, Symmetric/Asymmetric Cryptography, Non-Repudiation, Methods of Cryptanalytic Attack, Data Sensitivity and Regulatory Requirements, End-User Training. In data Sensitivity and Regulatory Requirements. In Symmetric/Asymmetric Cryptography you will learn about encryption and decryption, symmetric cryptography, out-of-band key distribution, advantages and disadvantages of DES, double DES, meet-in-the-middle, triple DES (3DES), advanced encryption standard (AES), Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol (CCMP), and how CCMP works, Rijndael. In Additional algorithms you will learn about International Data Encryption Algorithm (IDEA), CAST, Secure and Fast Encryption Routine (SAFER), Blowfish, Twofish, RC5, RC4, advantages and disadvantages of symmetric algorithms, asymmetric cryptography, asymmetric algorithms, confidential messages, open message, confidential messages with proof of origin, RSA, attacking RSA, Diffie–Hellmann Algorithm, El Gamal, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), advantages and disadvantages of asymmetric key algorithms, hybrid cryptography, message digests, message authentication code (MAC), HMAC, digital signatures, and Non-Repudiation. In methods of Cryptanalytic Attack you will learn about chosen plain-text, Social engineering for key discovery, brute force, differential cryptanalysis, linear cryptanalysis, Algebraic, rainbow table, ciphertext-only attack, known plaintext, frequency analysis, chosen cipher-text, birthday attack, dictionary attack, replay attack, reverse engineering, and temporary files. In Data Sensitivity and Regulatory Requirements you will learn about data classification examples, protected data examples, non-sensitive data examples, legislative and regulatory compliance, United States example, privacy requirements compliance, and European Data Protection Directive. In End-User Training you will learn about security awareness training topics....
Reading
14 videos (Total 87 min), 14 readings, 1 quiz
Video14 videos
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Symmetric Cryptography5m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Distribution6m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Additional Algorithms5m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Asymmetric Cryptography7m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Using Public Key Cryptography7m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Attacking RSA7m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Message Digests5m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Chosen Plain-Text7m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Known Plaintext6m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Dictionary Attack4m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Factoring Attack5m
Understand Requirements For Cryptography: Data Sensitivity2m
Understand Requirements For Cryptography: Data Protection Directive7m
Reading14 readings
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Salting10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Symmetric Cryptography10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Key Distribution10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Additional Algorithms10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Asymmetric Cryptography10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Using Public Key Cryptography10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Attacking RSA10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Message Digests10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Chosen Plain-Text10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Known Plaintext10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Dictionary Attack10m
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography: Factoring Attack10m
Understand Requirements For Cryptography: Data Sensitivity10m
Understand Requirements For Cryptography: Data Protection Directive10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 214m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Operate and Implement Cryptographic System

Module Topics: Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Fundamental Key Management concepts, Creation and Distribution of Keys, Web of Trust, Secure Protocols. In PKI you will learn about functions of CA, establishing trust, and X.509v3 certification issued by VeriSign. In Fundamental Key Management Concepts you will learn about standards for financial institutions, segregation of duties, and examples. In Creation and Distribution of Keys you will learn about truly random, random, generating a two-key encryption key set, key length, Asymmetric key length, key wrapping and key encryption keys, key distribution, key distribution centers, key storage and destruction, factors affecting risk exposure, cost of certificate replacement/revocation, key recovery, key escrow. In Secure Protocols you will learn about Authentication Header (AH), Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP), security associations, transport mode and tunnel mode, Internet Key Exchange (IKE), Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME), S/MIME provides two security services, digital signatures, process for verifying a digital signature of an E-Mail message, message encryption, process for encryption of an E-Mail message, process for decrypting an E-Mail message, process of digitally signing and encrypting an E-mail message, process of decrypting an E-Mail message and verifying a digital signature, and triple-wrapped messages. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 55 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: X.509 Certification8m
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: PKI Activity4m
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: Standards5m
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: Truly Random7m
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: Key Storage and Destruction3m
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: Factors Affecting Risk6m
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: Secure Protocols7m
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: Digital Signatures7m
Reading9 readings
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: PKI10m
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: X.509 Certification10m
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: PKI Activity10m
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: Standards10m
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: Truly Random10m
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: Key Storage and Destruction10m
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: Factors Affecting Risk10m
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: Secure Protocols10m
Operate and Implement Cryptographic System: Digital Signatures10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 316m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Cryptography Case Study

This assignment is based on a case study that will require the student to put into practice the knowledge they have gained through the course. It requires the basic understanding of the topics and the ability to relate those topics to the real world. The objective of review is to determine whether the student has understood the concepts and has performed the necessary analysis to ensure a complete and thorough answer....
Reading
1 quiz

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About (ISC)²

(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. www.isc2.org ...

About the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) Specialization

Pursue better IT security job opportunities and prove knowledge with confidence. The SSCP Professional Training Certificate shows employers you have the IT security foundation to defend against cyber attacks – and puts you on a clear path to earning SSCP certification. Learn on your own schedule with 120-day access to content aligned with the latest (ISC)2 SSCP exam domains. We’re offering the complete online self-paced program for only $1,000 – a $200 savings when you get all domains bundled together. 3 Steps to Career Advancement 1. Register for the course 2. Gain access for 120 days 3. Register and sit for the SSCP certification exam Upon completing the SSCP Professional Certificate, you will: 1. Complete six courses of preparing you to sit for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification exam as outlined below. Course 1 - Access Controls Course 2 - Security Operations and Administration Course 3 - Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis/Incident Response and Recovery Course 4 - Cryptography Course 5 - Network and Communication Security Course 6 - Systems and Application Security 2. Receive a certificate of program completion. 3. Understand how to implement, monitor and administer an organization’s IT infrastructure in accordance with security policies and procedures that ensure data confidentiality, integrity and availability....
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

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