Cryptography Basics: Basic Cryptography

“Basic Cryptography” will be the first section of your job aid. It should include two parts:

1. A description of the basic elements of cryptography including the following: o the roles of encryption and decryption in public and private keys o the differences between asymmetric and symmetric key cryptography o public key infrastructure o the nature of encrypted data regarding randomness and entropy

2. An explanation of the possible significance of this information for the agency; that is, how does an examiner know whether encrypted data is present? What are the examiner’s options for dealing with encrypted data? Prepare a 2-page document organized in bulleted form (APA format). Refer to in-class readings and outside resources for your content. Remember that your audience is composed of temp workers or new hires—that is, nonexperts. Review your summary carefully for accuracy and completeness.