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Cryptography: Executive Briefing

by John Elliott

This course will teach you why cryptography is essential to modern businesses, the basic terms and language that is used, and how cryptography fails or is attacked. This course contains no mathematics.

What you'll learn

Tech leaders need a fundamental understanding of the business uses of cryptography and the common problems associated with using crypto. In this course, Cryptography: Executive Briefing, you will gain the foundational knowledge needed to understand where and how cryptography should be used. First you'll discover how cryptography can guarantee the integrity of a message, the identity of the originator and the secrecy of a message or file. Next, you'll learn at a high level (there's no mathematics) about the role of cryptographic keys and the two different types of cryptography. Finally, you'll discover the three ways how cryptography is defeated by attackers and how to prevent this happening.

About the author

John Elliott is a specialist in regulated security and data protection. His fascination is the way that people engage with security directives: whether that’s a company following external regulation, an information security team developing policies, an IT team following them, or a colleague who is just trying to do their job securely. John has led information security and data protection functions in aviation and financial services. He’s represented both Visa Europe and Mastercard on the PCI S... more

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