How to use cryptography in computer security
"Cryptography is the mathematics underlying computer security. While a Ph.D. in cryptography is hardly a requirement for keeping one's systems secure, an understanding of the basics helps in decision making about security, both for system administrators and IT managers. In this article, I present a non-technical overview of a few key concepts in cryptography that are relevant to consumers of security solutions. I then look at some widespread myths about cryptography, and give some advice on practical matters relating to cryptography."
(Submitted by Noel Sat Jun 26, 2004 )
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