Bruce Schneier, author of Applied Cryptography
Introduction & Advanced Cryptography
One-Day Technical Seminar
October 21, 1996...........................................Techmart,
Santa Clara, CA
Cryptography has become one of the main tools for privacy, trust, access
control, electronic payments, corporate security, and numerous other areas.
As we move toward becoming a computerized information society, the need
to global computer and network security is becoming increasingly urgent.
This one-day seminar provides a comprehensive overview of this critical
About this course:
This course is an overview of cryptography with a half day for the introductory
aspects of cryptography, and a half day for advanced cryptography technology.
Attendees will learn the role cryptography should play in an overall security
The introduction to cryptography will discuss fundamentals, including the
advantages of public and private key systems, cryptographic algorithms,
cryptographic keys and distribution systems, and some of the criteria that
should be used when selecting cryptography for your environment.
Issues to be addressed include:
The second half of the course will discuss the use of cryptography in more
sophisticated user environments, focusing on the use of cryptography for
authentication, digital signatures, and non-repudiation. Key escrow alternatives
will be discussed, including the advantages and disadvantages of each.
- Will the algorithm being used now be valid in five years?
- Current US export policy treats products that have a cryptographic capability
as "munitions products." Do those regulations apply to your environment?
Who Should Attend:
Information security managers, system and network administrators, consultants,
technical staff, and developers who need to learn about cryptography.
Level: Novice to Intermediate
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