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CompTIA Security+ Review Guide: Exam SY0-401, 3rd Edition by James M. Stewart

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Chapter 6Cryptography

CompTIA Security+ exam objectives covered in this chapter include the following:

  1. correct 6.1 Given a scenario, utilize general cryptography concepts.
    • Symmetric vs. asymmetric
    • Session keys
    • In-band vs. out-of-band key exchange
    • Fundamental differences and encryption methods
      • Block vs. stream
    • Transport encryption
    • Non-repudiation
    • Hashing
    • Key escrow
    • Steganography
    • Digital signatures
    • Use of proven technologies
    • Elliptic curve and quantum cryptography
    • Ephemeral key
    • Perfect forward secrecy
  2. correct 6.2 Given a scenario, use appropriate cryptographic ...

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