This chapter covers the following CompTIA-specified objectives for the Communications Security section of the Security+ exam.
Understand the various encryption algorithms used in cryptography.
Encryption is a necessary evil in today's secure environments with the increased sophistication of hacking tools and the growing number of hackers with lots of time on their hands. Modern encryption can provide an excellent way to protect your network and computer data. By studying and learning the various types of encryption algorithms and how they work, you can better understand how encryption interacts with various security applications, design concepts, and operating system security features.