The intent of the Basic Cryptography Knowledge Unit is to provide students with a basic ability to understand where and how cryptography is used.
- Students will be able to identify the elements of a cryptographic system.
- Students will be able to describe the differences between symmetric and asymmetric algorithms.
- Students will be able to describe which cryptographic protocols, tools and techniques are appropriate for a given situation.
- Students will be able to describe how crypto can be used, strengths and weaknesses, modes, and issues that have to be addressed in an implementation (e.g., key management), etc.
Below are the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Tasks (KSA-T) identified as being required to perform this work role.
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