Course Description

Cryptography can be confusing. In this class we clarify the key points of understanding needed to set up and operate commercial software with cryptographic features. After a clear and simple exposition of the key techniques and features of cryptography, you will be shown software for the enterprise in action such as ssl certificates for Web servers, secure email, disk encryption and underlying software and hardware like MS PKI, HSMs, crypto utility tools, PGP, chip card, disk encryption. You will also be shown why cryptography is a controlled technique, what regulations apply and the Do's and Don'ts.

Course Outline

  • Cryptography Basics
  • Uses of cryptography
  • Implementations
  • Symmetric based system
  • Disk encryption
  • Public Key systems 
  • Block-Chain - Example Bitcoin
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Export controls

 Practical Cryptography

  • Encrypting a disk with MS or Linux/Apple
  • Using OpenSSL
  • how to request and install an SSL Web certificate
  • Open PGP
  • how to set up ldaps
  • how to set up and operate an MS PKI system
  • how to operate an HSM, needs of an HSM
  • how a chip card works - need test chip cards from manufacturers
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Section Title
Introduction to Practical Cryptography for the IT Professional
Online: With Live Meetings
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Apr 02, 2024 to May 07, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
Tuition and Fees non-credit $325.00 Click here to get more information
  • Frederic Petit
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