7.6. Understanding Cryptography Standards and Protocols

Numerous standards are available to establish secure services. Some of the standards that will be presented in the following sections have already been discussed in greater detail in earlier chapters. Here I will quickly remind you of them and introduce you to a few more standards.

The movement from proprietary governmental standards toward more unified and global standards is a growing trend that has both positive and negative implications. Higher interoperability between disparate systems will also mean that these standards will be widely utilized. The more the standards are used, the more miscreants will focus on them as they try to break them.

As a security administrator, you have to ...

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