Voice and Data Communications On-Line Curriculum
Encryption and Digital Signature
This course describes network security issues and risks involved with the implementation of Virtual Private Network (VPN) and IPSec solutions. It describes how security is addressed in the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol suite and looks at the types of threats associated with firewalls. The course discusses access control, link encryption, confidentiality, data integrity, and non-repudiation. The next part of the course deals with digital signatures and message authentication, and
identifies different kinds of potential attacks. It describes public key certificates, discusses how these keys are distributed, examines the role of the certificate authority, and assesses how the hierarchical structure works. The course looks at cryptography, secret key and public key algorithms, and the security of the RSA encryption algorithm, the Diffie-Helman Technique, and Public key infrastructures. This on-line course is part of the Security course set.
Virtual Private Networks
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe some of the authentication and privacy systems used for network security.
This course is intended for network professionals and managerial staff who are interested in learning more about network security, and, specifically, encryption and digital signatures.