Introduction to Encryption
Even though cryptography, the art of secret writing, has been known for several thousand years it is getting a lot of press these days in its electronic incarnation. This presentation provides a simple, yet effective, look at the mechanics of cryptography, including encryption software and algorithms, the Data Encryption Standard (DES), 3DES, IP Security (IPSec), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and issues and myths surrounding encryption and its application to business. This Webtorial is designed to supplement the Introduction to Steganography Webtorial.
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James P. Cavanagh has been intimately involved with sales, marketing, engineering, public and private network design, installation and training of ATM, Frame Relay, IP, and DSL since their early commercialization. In the area of traditional consulting, Mr. Cavanagh boasts a long list of recognizable manufacturers in the emerging IP networking arena, as well as traditional telephony, carriers and service providers, and end-user organizations. Mr. Cavanagh has helped his clients with everything from product specification to network procurement, design, integration, installation and engineering.
Mr. Cavanagh is the editor of books on multimedia networking and network security, as well as author of Frame Relay Applications: Business and Technology Case Studies. He is currently writing a book on network and infrastructure security, as well as ramping up his training and consulting efforts in the area of network and infrastructure security. Mr. Cavanagh is also a frequent guest on panels at industry conferences, has been an instructor for the International Communications Association's (ICA) Summer Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1992. Additionally, Mr. Cavanagh provides training on ATM, Frame Relay, Emerging Technologies, LAN and TCP/IP Integration, Telecom and Datacom Fundamentals and a variety of other subjects.
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