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SSCP® Systems Security Certified Practitioner All-in-One Exam Guide by Darril Gibson

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Comparing Cryptanalysis Attacks

Cryptanalysis is the process of deciphering codes through analysis to compromise the confidentiality or integrity of data. Authorized users of encrypted data have the tools to decrypt and access data when needed. However, unauthorized users need to use cryptanalysis to decrypt and access the data.

imageEXAM TIP Both attackers and researchers use cryptanalysis techniques. Researchers use cryptanalysis techniques to search for weaknesses in cryptography with the goal of improving cryptographic methods. Attackers search for weaknesses with the goal of exploiting them.

Two common cryptanalysis attacks are a known plaintext ...

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