Chapter 5Cryptography (Domain 5)

THIS CHAPTER COVERS THE FOLLOWING SSCP EXAM OBJECTIVES:

  • images 5.1 Understand fundamental concepts of cryptography
    • Hashing
    • Salting
    • Symmetric/asymmetric encryption/Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)
    • Non-repudiation (e.g., digital signatures/certificates, HMAC, audit trail)
    • Encryption algorithms (e.g., AES, RSA)
    • Key strength (e.g., 256, 512, 1024, 2048 bit keys)
    • Cryptographic attacks, cryptanalysis, and countermeasures
  • images 5.2 Understand reasons and requirements for cryptography
    • Confidentiality
    • Integrity and authenticity ...

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