Hands-On Cryptography with Java


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Course overview

Course type
Paid course
3 hours
28 lessons
Available on completion
Course author
Packt Publishing
  • Develop applications that use an existing reliable cryptography
  • Build complex integrations with other systems, taking advantage of worldwide public key infrastructures and certificates
  • Identify hacking risks in your own and other cryptographic systems and how to fix them
  • Discover cryptographic terms used to describe any system you work on or with
  • Design functioning, well-performing applications that use seamless cryptography


Learn enough cryptography to solve problems without a math background

Security is paramount for any application. Cryptography occurs all across software fields: it protects all HTTPS traffic between browsers, encrypts phone storage against prying eyes, and can even hide files inside other files through a technique called steganography. This course is for developers looking to design a system that uses cryptography, rather than designing new algorithms. Most developers simply need to put the right pieces together to make their own system work.

In this course, you will break down the concepts behind cryptography into simple lessons, covering terminology, algorithms, standards, and encryption/decryption techniques. We will also walk through how cryptographic systems are hacked to bypass (rather than break) their cryptographic capabilities. 

The course answers questions such as:

  • What is cryptography used for?

  • What are keys and where do they go?

  • Why do networked systems sometimes give certificate validation errors?

  • If I need to encrypt something, how should I do that?

By the end of this course, you will recognize cryptographic problems and understand the right knowledge to apply a verifiable solution.

About the Author

Erik Costlow ran Oracle’s Java Root Certificate program, coordinating efforts with many cryptographic organizations. He is an experienced software security expert focused on program analysis and runtime instrumentation to detect security issues and provide useful guidance on fixing any security issues.

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