Introduction to cyber security – Week 5, Cryptography

Specialised area of mathematics concerned with protecting information. Anything that can be represented as 0s and 1s can be encrypted. Applications for cryptography include: Secure banking and payment systems Protecting conversations over mobile telephones Safeguarding wireless networks Securing files on hard disks and memory keys Authenticating electronic documents Electronic voting Securing media files – Digital Rights Management (DRM) Terminology Plaintext […]