Additional Resources for Week 3 RITx: CYBER501x Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Kerckhoff’s Principle

Encryption

This video explains how the RSA public key and private key are created to be fully dependent on each other. The first part of the video explains the concepts with paint and colors. The second part contains heavy duty math, which may not be as easily understood:

Heartbleed

These links detail the Heartbleed bug from 2014. This vulnerability shows that even though data is protected both in transit and at rest with encryption, data that is being processed is not protected. The encrypted data needs to be decrypted before it’s processed, and therefore is vulnerable at this stage.

 

Week 3 Additional Resources

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