Chapter 80

Fundamentals of Cryptography

Scott R. Ellis     kCura Corporation, Chicago, IL, United States

Abstract

This chapter discusses how information security is the discipline that provides protection of information from intrusion and accidental or incidental loss. It also provides a framework for the protection of information from unauthorized use, copying, distribution, or destruction of data. Cryptography plays a key role in supporting the protection of captured data from prying eyes. It does nothing to actually protect the encrypted data from being intercepted.

Keywords

Algorithms and cryptographic standards; Audits; Availability; Block ciphers; Confidentiality; Cryptography; Encryption; Integrity; Logical security; Physical security; Privacy; ...

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