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Applied Cryptography: Getting Started

by Edward Curren

The amount of knowledge that seems to be required to get going with cryptography can be daunting. This course will teach you what you need to know to comfortably interact with the different applications of cryptography that we use every day.

What you'll learn

As a software professional, you work with cryptography in multiple ways every day and the sheer amount of knowledge needed just to get going with cryptography seems daunting. In this course, Applied Cryptography: Getting Started, you’ll learn how cryptography is employed in the software development world. First, you’ll explore how to employ cryptography to secure data. Next, you’ll discover how cryptography is used to validate an identity. Finally, you’ll learn how you can use cryptography to securely process data on machines you don’t even control. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of applied cryptography needed to comfortably interact with the different applications of cryptography that you use every day.

About the author

Ed graduated from the University of Dayton in 1995 with a BS in Computer Science and often wishes he could break the secrets of quantum physics to return to that time. Later Ed contracted with the Department of Homeland Security to be part of a team which built a counter-terrorism system before moving on to the FBI’s counter-intelligence division where he worked with the Advanced Concepts Unit building software solutions to address difficulties that the bureau faced. He decided to move back ... more

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