After completing this video, the learner will understand the concept of key escrow and the challenges that key escrow poses to security and privacy.
- [Voiceover] Strong encryption is very difficult to…defeat and this causes a problem for law enforcement…and other government agencies who feel that they have…a right to access encrypted communications under certain…circumstances such as when they obtain a search warrant.…That's where the concept of key escrow comes into play.…Just like a financial escrow account…at a bank, the concept of escrow here means…that someone is holding something for use by…someone else if certain conditions are met.…In this case, government officials have proposed…key escrow technologies that would provide law…enforcement with access to encrypted information.…
The idea is that government agents would have to…obtain a court order before accessing escrowed keys,…thus protecting the privacy of other individuals.…While this may be a reasonable goal,…there is not yet a reasonable way to…implement this approach in a secure manner.…Perhaps the most concerted effort to deploy key escrow…technology occurred in 1993 when the government proposed…
This course is part of a six-course series on the CompTIA Security+ exam, and is useful for IT professionals who wish to learn more about information security as well as students preparing to take the Security+ exam.
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- Choosing encryption algorithms
- Applying symmetric and asymmetric cryptography standards
- Implementing key management, including key exchange and key stretching
- Working with public keys, trust models, and digital certificates
- Using transport encryption protocols
- Securing wireless networks
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Symmetric Cryptography
3. Asymmetric Cryptography
4. Key Management
5. Public Key Infrastructure
6. Transport Encryption
7. Wireless Security
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