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CISSP in 21 Days by M. L. Srinivasan

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Cryptographic standards

Cryptography standards are related to the following:

  • Encryption
  • Hashing
  • Digital signatures
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Wireless
  • Federal standards

We've covered different cryptographic standards pertaining to encryption, hashing, digital signatures, and Public Key Infrastructure in the previous sections. In this section we'll cover the wireless standards and the Federal standard FIPS-140 for cryptographic modules.

Wireless cryptographic standards

Wireless protocols and services are predominantly governed by IEEE 802.11 standards. These standards are basically for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) computer communications.

The following are some of the cryptographic standards that are used in WLAN:

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is ...

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