Chapter 1Cryptographic Tools and Techniques

The following CompTIA CASP exam objectives are covered in this chapter:

  1. correct 1.1 Given a scenario, select appropriate cryptographic concepts and techniques.
    • Techniques
      • Key stretching
      • Hashing
      • Code signing
      • Pseudorandom number generation
      • Perfect forward secrecy
      • Transport encryption
      • Data at rest encryption
      • Digital signature
      • Concepts
      • Entropy
      • Diffusion
      • Confusion
      • Non-repudiation
      • Confidentiality
      • Integrity
      • Chain of trust, root of trust
      • Cryptographic applications and proper/improper implementations
      • Advanced PKI concepts
        • Wild card
        • OCSP vs. CRL
        • Issuance to entities
        • Users
        • Systems
        • Applications
        • Key escrow
      • Steganography ...

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