Security+ Certification/Cryptography

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Cryptography[edit]

Summarize general cryptography concepts[edit]

Symmetric vs. asymmetric
Fundamental differences and encryption methods
Block vs. stream
Transport encryption
Non-repudiation
Hashing
Key escrow
Steganography
Digital signatures
Use of proven technologies
Elliptic curve and quantum cryptography

Use and apply appropriate cryptographic tools and products[edit]

Explain the core concepts of public key infrastructure[edit]

  • Certificate authorities and digital certificates
  • PKI
  • Recovery agent
  • Public key
  • Private key
  • Registration
  • Key escrow
  • Trust models

Implement PKI, certificate management and associated components[edit]

  • Certificate authorities and digital certificates
    • CA
    • CRLs
  • PKI
  • Recovery agent
  • Public key
  • Private key
  • Registration
  • Key escrow
  • Trust models