CHAPTER 4. Fundamentals of Cryptography


This chapter introduces the concepts of cryptography and covers the following topics:

• Encryption, hashing, and digital signatures and how they provide confidentiality, integrity, and nonrepudiation

• Methods, algorithms, and purposes of symmetric encryption

• Use and purpose of hashes and digital signatures in providing integrity and nonrepudiation

• Use and purpose of asymmetric encryption and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

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