This is a continuing part of our series on forensic accounting. Within this segment we discuss the concepts that are part of computer forensics known as cryptology.

The term cryptography is from Ancient Greek and means “hidden secret”. It is the practice and study of techniques for secure communications in the presence of adversarial behavior. Cryptography is about constructing and analyzing protocols that prevent third parties or the public from reading private messages. Cryptography starts with secrets. Various aspects in information security such as data confidentiality, data integrity, authentication and non-repudiation (where a statement’s author cannot successfully dispute its authorship) are central to modern cryptography.

Previous courses in this series have overviewed:

  • Introduction to Forensic Accounting
  • Focus on Document Review and Handwriting Analysis
  • Focus Digital Forensics
  • Focus on Computer Forensics - Part 1

 

Learning Objectives
  • Explore the concepts of modern and classic cryptography.
  • Identify and examine types of cyphers used in cryptography.
  • Discover and discuss concepts of public key transcription, hashtags, block and stream ciphers used in cryptography.
  • Discover the concepts of cryptoanalysis.
Last updated/reviewed: August 14, 2023

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

9 CoursesBecoming a Forensic Accountant Certification

  1. Introduction to Forensic Accounting
  2. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Document Review and Handwriting Analysis
  3. Forensic and Fraud Interviewing Skills and Techniques
  4. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus Digital Forensics
  5. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Computer Forensics - Part 1
  6. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Computer Forensics (Cryptology) - Part 2
  7. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Computer Forensics (Steganography) Part 3
  8. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Network Forensics
  9. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Cloud Forensics
6 Reviews (23 ratings)

Reviews

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Anonymous Author
Another very interesting course from Lynn - the material is very unusual and an "accounting" course but i guess for a forensic accountant it is a must.

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Member's Profile
Still loving the forensic courses! I keep learning more and keep thinking about pursuing a certification

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Member's Profile
It is a great course/training for beginners in the field.

5
Anonymous Author
helpful useful overview with different examples included

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Anonymous Author
This was a strong follow-up to Cryptography part one.

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Member's Profile
The definitions and examples were extremely helpful.

Prerequisites
Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course. However, it is recommended to take Other Segments of Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant courses by Lynn Fountain.
Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus Digital Forensics
Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Document Review and Handwriting Analysis
Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Computer Forensics - Part 1

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  Introduction to Focus on Computer Forensics Part 22:15
  Cryptography12:59
  Classic Cryptography13:48
  Modern Cryptography9:22
  Cryptoanalysis11:44
  Summary1:19
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Computer Forensics (Cryptology) - Part 251:27
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  Slides: Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Computer Forensics (Cryptology) - Part 2PDF
  Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Computer Forensics (Cryptology) - Part 2 Glossary/ IndexPDF
REVIEW AND TEST
  REVIEW QUESTIONSquiz
 FINAL EXAMexam