Introduction to Cryptography

Introduction to Cryptography

In this next video on Cybersecurity, Ciaran will introduce cryptography, its history and also the principles and roles of cryptography in modern communication systems and the 2 main types of cryptographic techniques.
Overview

Cryptographic technology plays a crucial role in the security of the modern internet. It is used to encrypt and protect the content of all internet transactions, emails, instant messages, websites, and even conferencing calls. It is also increasingly used in areas such as user authentication and digital signatures.

Key learning objectives:

  • Comprehend the history and evolution of cryptography

  • Understand the main principles and roles of any type of cryptography

  • Identify the 2 main types of cryptography

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Ciaran Rooney

Ciaran Rooney

Ciarán is the Chief Technology Officer of Finance Unlocked Ltd, the company behind the learning platforms Finance Unlocked and Sustainability Unlocked. He has over 20 years of experience in technology, cybersecurity and operations. Ciarán has held the role of CTO of several successful startups, including; busuu, one of the world's largest language learning platforms; the ad tech company Skimlinks, a content monetisation platform for some of the world's largest online publishers; and Swoon, a leading direct to consumer furniture brand. He has also been a technical consultant, a startup mentor, a conference speaker, and the Chair of the PHP UK Conference.

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