Introduction to Encryption - Terminology and Technology
What you'll learn
- Understand technical terms and current technologies
- Evaluate what encryption means and provides
- Make technology choices with practice-orientation
- A basic interest in the fields of data security, privacy and technology
AES-128, Public Key, Certificates? What do symmetric and asymmetric encryption actually mean? Where are these used? This course provides a basic introduction to the field of encryption.
The course explains the common terminology but also the technical background. This course is right for everybody who wants to understand what encryption means in practice and what to watch out for. Smattering knowledge can be challenged, practical insights will be provided.
If you care about data security and privacy – likewise on the enterprise level and in private life – you are already on the right track. This course can deepen your knowledge and turn your focus where to look at.
General background knowledge in IT is an advantage but not required.
Who this course is for:
- This course is right for anyone who cares about data security and privacy – likewise on the enterprise level and in private life. The course improves your knowledge and provides practical insights.
Frank Hissen successfully studied Computer Science at Darmstadt University of Technology (Germany) focusing on IT security. For over 20 years, he works as IT consultant and software engineer; for over 15 years, he also works in various positions as security expert in IT development and consulting projects. He mainly worked for large businesses but also medium-sized companies.
He develops software and system architectures for complex systems and implements them or supervises the implementation. Moreover, he creates studies and function specifications.
In the area of IT security, Mr. Hissen is specialized in applied and technical IT security. For major as well as smaller companies, he equally developed and implemented security solutions and accompanied processes for secure product and software development.
In the area of cryptography and encryption, Mr. Hissen developed security solutions as Senior Solution Engineer at SECUDE before he became self-employed in 2009. Since then he works as freelancing expert in the area of web and cloud application security. He creates secure conceptual designs of system architectures but also takes care of their secure implementation and corresponding security requirements. One other focus is the technical examination and validation of the actual implementation.
Until now, Mr. Hissen worked in various projects amongst others for Deutsche Telekom AG, SECUDE, Allianz AG, ITO Darmstadt UT and SAP Research.