What is Encryption Software?


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What is encryption software?

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1. How does encryption software encrypt files?

2. An encryption software uses the same key to encrypt and decrypt files - what kind of key is in use here?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Encryption software has become an essential aspect to cyber security, and this quiz will evaluate the extent of your knowledge concerning this type of software. The questions for this quiz are fairly concept-focused, but you will need to understand related definitions as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessment tools, you can gauge your knowledge concerning:

  • Encryption software characteristics
  • Functions of encryption software
  • Encryption software keys
  • Technique to secure encryption keys

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about encryption software keys in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding encryption key security
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about encryption software functions

Additional Learning

Delve into further information about this topic with the attached lesson, What Is Encryption Software? Besides finding answers to the quiz, extend your knowledge about the following:

  • A brief history of encryption
  • Uses for public and asymmetric keys
  • Purposes and practices for software encryption