What is The Data Encryption Standard (DES)?


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Encryption is required:

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1. The Data Encryption Standard:

2. An encryption key is similar to a:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about DES with this quiz and worksheet. Questions will focus on concepts like types of encryption, encryption keys and the Advanced Encryption Standard.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will help you understand:

  • Why encryption is necessary
  • The current status of the Data Encryption Standard
  • Benefits of symmetric encryption

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, including why encryption is so necessary
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the differences between DES and AES
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the benefits of symmetric encryption

Additional Learning

Learn more about DES with the lesson titled What is the Data Encryption Standard (DES)? . It will include topics such as:

  • When DES was created
  • Why DES has become relatively easy to decode
  • How asymmetric encryption works