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Advanced CISSP Prep Guide: Exam Q&A by Russell Dean Vines, Ronald L. Krutz

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CHAPTER 4

Cryptography

This chapter is supplemental to and coordinated with the Cryptography chapter in the CISSP Prep Guide. The fundamentals of cryptography are covered in Chapter 4 of the CISSP Prep Guide at a level commensurate with that of the CISSP Examination.

Topics covered in this chapter include:

  • British Standard 7799/ISO Standard 17799
  • Digital cash
  • Digital certificates
  • Digital signatures
  • Elliptic curves
  • Escrowed encryption
  • Quantum computing
  • The 802.11 Wireless LAN Standard
  • The Advanced Encryption Standard (Rijndael)
  • The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
  • Transport Layer Security (TLS)
  • Triple DES
  • Wired Equivalency Privacy (WEP)
  • Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS)

It is assumed that the reader has a basic knowledge of the material contained in Chapter 4 and has the CISSP Prep Guide available to provide background information for the advanced cryptography questions. These questions and answers build upon the cryptography questions and answers covered in the CISSP Prep Guide.

Advanced Sample Questions

  1. A cryptographic algorithm is also known as:
    1. A cryptosystem
    2. Cryptanalysis
    3. A cipher
    4. A key
  2. Which of the following is NOT an issue with secret key cryptography?
    1. Security of the certification authority.
    2. A networked group of m users with separate keys for each pair of users will require m (m-1)/2 keys.
    3. Secure distribution of the keys.
    4. Compromise of the keys can enable the attacker to impersonate the key owners and, therefore, read and send false messages.
  3. Which of ...

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