Encryption has never been more important. As an ever-growing number of systems fall prey to malicious attack, encryption provides a last line of defense against data theft and other nefarious activities. In this Deep Dive, renowned security expert and InfoWorld contributing editor Roger Grimes provides a comprehensive guide to the uses, inner workings, weaknesses, and management issues related to encryption.
This PDF provides the following benefits:
- A walkthrough of the many uses of encryption and a glossary of essential terms
- A complete discussion of how encryption works, including cipher keys, cryptographic hashes, asymmetric encryption, and more
- The ins and outs of public key infrastructure, from key management to revocation management