File Encryption Basics and Practices with CrococryptFile

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In this course, you will learn how to use CrococryptFile, the open-source file encryption solution. Learn what encryption means on the technical level – as a background information to choose the right file encryption method for your case. If you care about privacy and if you are willing to do something about it, you are already on the right track. This applies for enterprise and private users alike. First, you will get an introduction on encryption in general to understand the characteristics of the different existing technologies. Then, we will go through the application family step-by-step: Windows, Linux, Web-based and Command-line interface. IT background would be a plus but is not required to take this course.
  • Introduction and Basics
    • Introduction to Encryption and File-encryption

      This lecture gives a short introduction to the terminology and the background of encryption in general. It also provides the important characteristics of encryption on the file-system level.

  • CrococryptFile in Practice
    • CrococryptFile Windows Installation

      This lecture contains how to download and install CrococryptFile on Windows and provides a basic overview about the installed components.

    • Password-based Encryption, Decryption and WebDecrypt

      This lecture demonstrates how to use the password-based encryption capabilities of the CrococryptFile open-source application family

    • Token-based Encryption with Windows Keystore and OpenPGP

      This lecture demonstrates how to use tokens to encrypt file archives with CrococryptFile.

    • Forensics on Headerless encrypted Files

      This lecture explains the forensics regarding privacy issues of encrypted file archives and demonstrates the usage of headerless files with CrococryptFile.

    • Linux, Unix and Command-line usage

      This lecture demonstrates the *ix user interface (UI) of CrococryptFile and the command-line interface for server and scripting purposes.

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