Compliance and Safety → Cybersecurity

The Basics of Cryptography (CS030)

Ah, cryptography! The ancient art of… something that sounds pretty complicated. If that was your 1st reaction, you’re not entirely wrong. But it might surprise you to learn that if you’ve ever used online banking, you’ve already benefited from the protection cryptography offers. Because it’s all about keeping your communications and data secure, so cybercriminals can’t obtain it.

Cryptography already plays a role in keeping data and communications safe within your organization, too. Understanding why this is necessary and how it’s accomplished will help you understand how you and your organization can outsmart sophisticated cybercriminals.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Understand the importance of cryptography and how it protects organizations and individuals from being targeted by cybercriminals
• Define ciphers and keys and their role in encryption and decryption
• Recognize the difference between symmetric and asymmetric cryptography

Why take this course?

Anyone could be a victim of cybercrime, from individuals to organizations. That’s why everyone can benefit from understanding the techniques used to outsmart criminals and keep data and communications secure. This course will introduce you to why cryptography is needed along with how it’s implemented.

10 mins | SCORM | Workbook

  • The Basics of Cryptography
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed