Chapter 6Cryptography and PKI

COMPTIA SECURITY+ EXAM OBJECTIVES COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • images 6.1 Compare and contrast basic concepts of cryptography.
    • Symmetric algorithms
    • Modes of operation
    • Asymmetric algorithms
    • Hashing
    • Salt, IV, nonce
    • Elliptic curve
    • Weak/deprecated algorithms
    • Key exchange
    • Digital signatures
    • Diffusion
    • Confusion
    • Collision
    • Steganography
    • Obfuscation
    • Stream vs. block
    • Key strength
    • Session keys
    • Ephemeral key
    • Secret algorithm
    • Data-in-transit
    • Data-at-rest
    • Data-in-use
    • Random/pseudo-random number generation
    • Key stretching
    • Implementation vs. algorithm selection
      • Crypto service provider
      • Crypto modules
    • Perfect forward ...

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