Chapter 2

Cryptography

This chapter covers the following topics:

Introduction to Cryptography: Cryptography is used pervasively nowadays. You need to understand the concepts of secure communications. You also need to know the different encryption and hashing protocols, as well as their use.

Fundamentals of PKI: Public key infrastructure (PKI) is a set of identities, roles, policies, and actions for the creation, use, management, distribution, and revocation of public and private keys.

This chapter introduces you to the world of cryptography. You will learn what ciphers are and different encryption and hashing algorithms. In this chapter, you will also learn details about PKI implementations.

The following SCOR 350-701 exam objectives are covered ...

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