Cryptography: The Big Picture

by Matt Glass

Cryptography is an important part of information security planning. This course will teach you some of the basics of cryptographic algorithms and how to select the appropriate one to encrypt your data.

What you'll learn

Securing electronic communications is vital to ensuring that information is protected as it traverses the network. In this course, Cryptography: The Big Picture, you'll learn how cryptography fits into an overall security strategy for any business or government entity. First, you'll dive into learning about the history of cryptography. Next, you'll explore all the different types of cryptographic algorithms. Finally, you'll discover how you can start using cryptography to start protecting your information today. By the end of this course, you'll know how encryption plays a vital role in the security strategy of any business.

About the author

Matt Glass is a Regional Field Service Support Lead in Yokosuka, Japan, working as a government contractor. Matt has more than 13 years of IT experience in a variety of roles. Consistently finding joy in developing the skills of others and helping their careers, he joined Pluralsight in 2017 to pass on the lessons he learned. Matt is married and the father of four children.

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