Introduction & Advanced Cryptography

Instructor: Bruce Schneier, author of Applied 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 technology.

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 solution.

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.

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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