Cryptography and Digital Certificates
Understand cryptographic concepts and explore cyber laws and the legal implications of globalised data and access.
Duration : 2 weeks
Weekly study : 5 hours
100% online : Learn at your own pace
Get full ExpertTrack access : $39/month
How does cryptography secure our communication?
Explore the core principles of encryption and cryptography and how they can be applied to enhance cyber security models in real-life settings.
You’ll investigate different encryption methods, digital signatures and certificates, and relevant cyber security laws.
Understand hash functions and encryption methods
Discover how hash functions are used to compress a bulk of message length to a short random-looking, ﬁxed-length message digest.
You’ll also study the two key types of encryption, symmetric encryption, and asymmetric encryption. The course also unpacks the use of digital signatures and certificates as well as other techniques and protocols used for securing communications over a network.
You’ll evaluate different types of attacks on cryptosystems and how to defend against them.
Build your understanding of cyber law
You’ll consider the different types of cybercrime faced by organisations, including cyber-dependent crimes such as hacking and disruption of computer functionality.
You’ll also examine the legal response to cyber crime, including applicable cyber laws and data privacy requirements in the EU.
The course concludes with a look at cloud security issues, studying the emergence of bring your own device policies (BYOD), the emerging trend of employees using their personal devices, and the associated risks.
Principles of Cryptography
Cyber law and legal responses to cyber crime
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Assess simple cryptographic methods from a practical and theoretical viewpoint
Discuss certificate authorities, trusted platform modules and concepts such as chain of trust
Demonstrate the use of public key infrastructure and problems encountered
Assess and evaluate various cyber law theories
Evaluate a sound knowledge of the various legal implications of data and access
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone who is keen to increase their knowledge of digital security risks and the tools and techniques used to guard against them.
Who developed the course?
Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.
Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
Have complete control over your subscription; you can cancel any time
Work at your own pace and set your own deadlines at every stage
Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
Complete online assessments to test your knowledge and prove your skills
Earn digital course certificates and a final award that you can share online, with potential employers, and your professional network
Keep access to the content of courses you complete even after your subscription ends