Cryptography for Network and Information Security

Cryptography is a cornerstone of the modern electronic security technologies used today to protect valuable information resources on intranets, extranets, and the Internet. Microsoft® Windows® 2000 includes a wide range of distributed security technologies that you can deploy to provide cryptography-based network and information security. Understanding the basic concepts, components, and risks of cryptography-based security is important in choosing and planning appropriate network and information security systems for your organization.

In This Chapter

What Is Cryptography?

Basic Components of Modern Cryptography

Basic Components of a Public Key Infrastructure

Risk Factors for Cryptography Systems

Cryptography Export Restrictions