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I. Foundations of PKI > 1. Cryptography Basics

Chapter 1. Cryptography Basics

This chapter will introduce the fundamentals of cryptography and provide a basic understanding of the type of encryption and signing that takes place in public key infrastructure (PKI)–enabled applications. This overview is not an in-depth look at cryptographic functions.

The chapter also introduces the new cryptographic options included in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems known as Cryptography Next Generation (CNG).

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For more information on cryptography, see Cryptography and Network Security, Fourth Edition, by William Stallings (Prentice Hall, 2006) or Practical Cryptography, by Niels Ferguson and Bruce Schneier (Wiley, 2003), which are referenced in the Additional Information section at the end of this chapter.


  

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