Chapter 4. Basics of Cryptography

The Following CompTIA Security+ Exam Objectives Are Covered in This Chapter:

  • 4.1 Be able to identify and explain the following different kinds of cryptographic algorithms

    • Hashing

    • Symmetric

    • Asymmetric

  • 4.2 Understand how cryptography addresses the following security concepts

    • Confidentiality

    • Integrity

      • Digital Signatures

    • Authentication

    • Non-Repudiation

      • Digital Signatures

    • Access Control

  • 4.3 Understand and be able to explain the following concepts of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

    • Certificates

      • Certificate Policies

      • Certificate Practice Statements

    • Revocation

    • Trust Models

  • 4.4 Identify and be able to differentiate different cryptographic standards and protocols

  • 4.5 Understand and be able to explain the following concepts of Key Management ...

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