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Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals

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14. Explain that Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) was designed to replace DES. It uses three rounds of encryption instead of just one. Use Figure 11-11 to illustrate your explanation. 15. Explain that the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) was approved by the NIST in late 2000 as a replacement for DES. 16. AES performs three steps on every block (128 bits) of plaintext. Within Step 2, multiple rounds are performed depending upon the key size. Within each round, bytes are substituted and rearranged, and then special multiplication is performed based on the new arrangement. Other Algorithms 1. Describe the following additional symmetric encryption algorithms: a. Rivest Cipher (RC) family from RC1 to RC6 b. International Data Encryption Algorithm (IDEA) c. Blowfish d. Twofish Teaching Tip Vincent Rijmen, one of the co-creators of AES, is also one of the designers of Whirlpool.
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Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, Fourth Edition 11-7 Asymmetric Cryptographic Algorithms 1. Explain that asymmetric cryptographic algorithms, also known as public key cryptography, use two keys instead of one. The public key is known to everyone and can be freely distributed, while the private key is known only to the recipient of the message. Use Figure 11-12 to illustrate your explanation. 2. Mention that asymmetric cryptography can also be used to create a digital signature. A digital signature can: a. Verify the sender b. Prevent the sender from disowning the message c. Prove the integrity of the message 3. Use Figure 11-13 to describe the steps for creating a digital signature. 4. Use Table 11-4 to explain various asymmetric cryptography practices. 5. Use Table 11-5 to show the information protections offered by asymmetric cryptography. 6. Define RSA as the most common asymmetric cryptography algorithm. 7. Explain how RSA works. 8. Explain that elliptic curve cryptography uses elliptic curves. An elliptic curve is a function drawn on an X-Y axis as a gently curved line. By adding the values of two points on the curve, you can arrive at a third point on the curve. 9. Mention that the public aspect of an elliptic curve cryptosystem is that users share an elliptic curve and one point on the curve. 10. Discuss quantum cryptography attempts to use the unusual and unique behavior of microscopic objects to enable users to securely develop and share keys as well as to detect eavesdropping. 11. Describe NTRUEncrypt, which is a relatively new asymmetric cryptographic algorithm that uses a different foundation than prime numbers (RSA) or points on a curve(ECC). Teaching Tip Using a digital signature does not encrypt the message itself. If Bob wants to ensure the privacy of the message, he must also encrypt it using Alice’s public key.
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Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, Fourth Edition 11-8 Using Cryptography 1. Mention that cryptography should be used to secure any and all data that needs to be protected including individual files or databases that are stored on standard desktop computers, servers, removable media, or mobile devices.
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