1. What are the essential ingredients of a symmetric cipher?
A symmetric cipher encryption has five ingredients. They are:
 Encryption algorithm
 Secret key
 Cipher text
 Decryption algorithm
2. What are the two basic functions used in encryption algorithms?
The two basic functions used in encryption algorithms are
3. How many keys are required for two people to communicate via a cipher?
If both sender and receiver use the same key, the system is referred to as symmetric,
single key, secret key, or conventional encryption. If the sender and receiver each use a
different key, the system is referred to as asymmetric, two-key, or public-key encryption.
4. What is the difference between a block cipher and a stream cipher?
A block cipher processes the input one block of elements at a time, producing an output
block for each input block.
A stream cipher processes the input elements continuously, producing output one element
at a time, as it goes along.
5. What are the two approaches to attacking a cipher?
The two approaches to attack a cipher are:
 Brute-force attack
6. What is the difference between an unconditionally secure cipher and a
computationally secure cipher?
 An unconditionally secure cipher is a scheme such that if the cipher text generated
by the scheme does not contain enough information to determine uniquely the
corresponding plain text, no matter how much cipher text is available.
 A computationally secure scheme is such that the cost of breaking the cipher
exceeds the value of the encrypted information and the time required to break the
cipher exceeds the useful lifetime of the information.
7. Briefly define the Caesar cipher.
The Caesar cipher involves replacing each letter of the alphabet with the letter standing
three places further down the alphabet. For example:
Plain: meet me after the toga party
8. Briefly define the monoalphabetic cipher?
A monoalphabetic cipher maps from a plain alphabet to cipher alphabet. Here a single
cipher alphabet is used per message.
9. Briefly define the playfair cipher.
The best-known multiple-letter encryption cipher is the playfair, which treats diagrams in
the plain text as single units and translates these units into cipher text diagrams.
10. What are the two problems with one-time pad?
1.It makes the problem of making large quantities of random keys.
2.It also makes the problem of key distribution and protection.
11. What is a transposition cipher?
Transposition cipher is a cipher, which is achieved by performing some sort of
permutation on the plaintext letters.
12. What is Steganography?
This conceals the existence of the message.
13. Why is it important to study feistel cipher?
This cipher can be used to approximate the simple substitution cipher by utilizing the
concept of a product cipher, which is the performing of two or more basic ciphers in
sequence in such a way that the final result or product is cryptographically stronger than
any of the component ciphers.
14. Why is it not practical to use an arbitrary reversible substitution cipher?
An arbitrary reversible cipher for a large block size is not practical, however, from an
implementation and performance point of view. Here the mapping itself is the key.
15. What is the difference between diffusion and confusion?
In diffusion, the statistical structure of the plain text is dissipated into long-range statistics
of the cipher text. This is achieved by permutation.
In confusion, the relationship between the statistics of the cipher text and the value of the
encryption key is made complex. It is achieved by substitution.
16. Which parameters and design choices determine the actual algorithm of a feistel
 Block size
 Key size
 Number of rounds
 Sub key generation algorithm
 Round functions
 Fast software encryption or decryption
 Ease of analysis
17. What is the purpose of the S-boxes in DES?
Each row of a S-box defines a general reversible substitution. It consists of a set of eight
S-boxes, each of which accepts 6 bits as input and produces 4 bits as output.
18. Explain the avalanche effect.
It is that a small change in either the plaintext or the key should produce a significant
change in the cipher text.
A change in one of the bit of the plaintext or one bit of the key should produce a change
in many bits of the cipher text.
19. What is the difference between a mono alphabetic cipher and a poly alphabetic
Mono alphabetic cipher: Here a single cipher alphabet is used.
Poly alphabetic cipher: Here a set of related mono alphabetic substitution rules is used.
20. List the types of cryptanalytic attacks.
Cipher text only
Known plaintext
Chosen plaintext
Chosen cipher text
Chosen text
1. What is the difference between differential and linear cryptanalysis?
In differential cryptanalysis, it breaks the DES in less 255 complexities.
In cryptanalysis, it finds the DES key given 247 plaintexts.
2. Define product cipher.
Product cipher performs two or more basic ciphers in sequence in such a way that the
final result or product is cryptologically stronger than any of the component ciphers.
3. What was the original set of criteria used by NIST to evaluate candidate AES
The original set of criteria used by NIST to evaluate candidate AES cipher was:
 Actual Security
 Other security factors
 Licensing Requirements
 Computational Efficiency
 Memory Requirements
 Algorithm And Implementation Characteristics
 Hardware and software suitability
4. What was the final set of criteria used by NIST to evaluate candidate AES
The final set of criteria used by NIST to evaluate candidate AES ciphers was:
General Security
Software Implementations
Restricted-Space Environments
Hardware Implementations
Attacks On Implementations
Encryption vs. Decryption
Key Agility
Other Versatility And Flexibility
Potential for Instruction-Level Parallelism
5. What is power analysis?
Power analysis is the power consumed by the smart card at any particular time during the
cryptographic operation is related to the instruction being executed and to the data being
Eg) Multiplication consumes more power than addition and writing 1s consumes ore
power than writing 0s.
6. What is the purpose of the State array?
A single 128-bit block is depicted as a square matrix of bytes. This block is copied into
the State array, which is modified at each stage of encryption or decryption. After the
final stage, State is copied to an output matrix.
7. How is the S-box constructed?
The S-box is constructed in the following fashion:
Initialize the S-box with the byte values in ascending sequence row by row. The
first row contains {00}, {01}, {02}, ……….., {0F}; the second row contains
{10},{11},etc; and so on. Thus, the value of the byte at row x, column y is {x y}.
Map each byte in the S-box to its multiplicative inverse in the finite field GF (28);
the value {00} is mapped to itself.
Consider that each byte in the S-box consists of 8 bits labeled
(b7,b6,b5,b4,b3,b2,b1,b0).Apply the following transformation to each bit of each byte in
the S-box.
8. Briefly describe Sub Bytes.
Sub byte uses an S-box to perform a byte-by-byte substitution of the block. The left most
4 bits of the byte are used as row value and the rightmost 4 bits are used as a column
value. These row and column values serve as indexes into the S-box to select a unique 8-
bit value.
9. Briefly describe Shift Rows.
In shift row, a row shift moves an individual byte from one column to another, which is a
linear distance of a multiple of 4 bytes. In Forward Shift Row, each row perform circular
left shift. Second Row a 1-byte circular left shift is performed. Third Row a 2-byte
circular left shift is performed. For the Fourth Row a 3-byte circular left shift is
performed. In Inverse Shift Row, each row perform circular right shift.
10. How many bytes in State are affected by Shift Rows?
Totally 6-bytes in state are affected by Shift Rows.
11. Briefly describe Mix Columns.
Mix Column is substitution that makes use of arithmetic over GF(28).Mix Column
operates on each column individually. Each byte of a column is mapped into a new value
that is a function of all four bytes in the column. The Mix Column Transformation
combined with the shift row transformation ensures that after a few rounds, all output bits
depend on all input bits.
12. Briefly describe Add Round Key.
In Add Round Key, the 128 bits of State are bit wise XORed with the 128 bits of the
round key. The operation is viewed as a column wise operation between the 4 bytes of a
State column and one word of the round key; it can also be viewed as a byte-level
operation. The Add Round Key transformation is as simple as possible and affects every
bit of State.
13. Briefly describe the Key Expansion Algorithm.
The AES key expansion algorithm takes as input a 4-word(16-byte) key and produces a
linear array of 44 words(156 bytes). This is sufficient to provide a 4-word round key for
the initial Add Round Key stage and each of the 10 rounds of the cipher.
14. What is the difference between Sub Bytes and Sub Word?
Sub Bytes:
Sub Bytes uses an S-box to perform a byte-by-byte substitution of the block.
Sub Word:
Sub Word performs a byte substitution on each byte of its input word,using the Sbox.
15. What is the difference between Shift Rows and Rot Word?
Shift Rows:
Shift Row is simple permutation. It shifts the rows circularly left or right.
Rot Word:Rot word performs a one-byte circular left shift on a word. This means that an
input word [b0,b1,b2,b3] is transformed into [b1,b2,b3,b0].
16. Why do some block cipher modes of operation only use encryption while others
use both encryption and decryption?
Some block cipher modes of operation only use encryption because the input is set to
some initialization vector and the leftmost bits of the output of the encryption function
are XORed with the first segment of plain text p1 to produce the first unit of cipher text
C1 and it is transmitted. While in decryption, the cipher text is XORed with the output of
the encryption function to produce the plain text.
17. What is triple encryption?
Tuchman proposed a triple encryption method that uses only two keys [TUCH79].
The function follows an encrypt – decrypt – encrypt (EDE) sequence.
There is no cryptographic significance to the use of decryption for the second
stage. Its only advantage is that it allows users of 3DES to decrypt data encrypted by
users of the older single DES:
C=Ek1[Dk2[Ek1[P]]] = Ek1[P]
18. What is a meet-in-the-middle attack?
Meet-in-the-middle attack, was first described in [DIFF77]. It is based on the
observation that, if we have
Given a known pair, (P,C), the attack proceeds as follows. First, encrypt P for all
256 possible values of K1. Store these results in a table and then sort the table by the
values of X. Next, decrypt C using all 256 possible values of K2. As each decryption is
produced, check the result against the table for a match. If a match occurs, then test the
two resulting keys against a new known plaintext-ciphertext pair. If the two keys produce
the correct ciphertext, accept them as the correct keys.
19. How many keys are used in triple encryption?
Tuchman proposed a triple encryption method that uses only two keys [TUCH79].
20. What is the key size for Blowfish?
Blowfish makes use of a key that ranges from 32 bits to 448 bits (one to fourteen
32-bit words). That key is used to generate 18 32-bit subkeys and four 8*32 S-boxes
containing a total of 1024 32-bit entries. The total is 1042 32-bit values, or 4168 bytes.
1. What primitive operations are used in Blowfish?
Blowfish uses two primitive operations:
• Addition: Addition of words, denoted by +, is performed modulo 232.
• Bit wise exclusive-OR: This operation is denoted by Å.
2. What common mathematical constants are used in RC5?
W :Word size in bits. RC5 encrypts 2-word
r: Number of rounds. 0,1,….,255
B Number of 8-bit bytes (octets) in the secret
key K.
3. What primitive operations are used in RC5?
RC5 uses three primitive operations (and their inverse):
• Addition: Addition of words, denoted by +, is performed modulo 2w. The inverse
operation, denoted by -, is subtraction modulo 2w.
• Bitwise exclusive-OR: This operation is denoted by “Å”.
• Left cicular rotation: The cyclic rotation of word x left by y bits is denoted by
4. List important design considerations for a stream cipher.
The encyption sequence should have a large period. The keystream should
approximate the properties of a true random number stream as close as possible. The
output of the pseudorandom number generator is conditioned on the value of the input
5. Why is it not desirable to reuse a stream cipher key?
If two plaintexts are encrypted with the same key using a stream cipher then
cryptanalysis is often quite simple. If the two ciphertext streams are XORed together the
result is the XOR of the original plaintexts. So it is not desirable to reuse a stream cipher
6. What primitive operation is used in RC4?
The primitive operation used in RC4 is bit wise Exclusive-OR (XOR) operation.
7. For a user workstations in a typical business environment, list potential locations
for confidentiality attacks.
• LANs in the same building that are interconnected with bridges and routers.
• The wiring closet itself is vulnerable.
• Twisted pair and coaxial cable can be attacked using either invasive taps or
inductive devices that monitor electromagnetic emanation.
• In addition to the potential vulnerability of the various communications links, the
various processors along the path are themselves subject to attack.
8. What is the difference between link and end-to-end encryption?
Link Encryption End-to-end Encryption
Applied by sending host
Transparent to user
Host maintains encryption facility
One facility for all users
Can be done in hardware
All or no messages encrypted
Applied by sending process
User applies encryption
User must determine algorithm
User selects encryption scheme
Software implementation
User chooses to encrypt,
or not, for each message
9. What types of information might be derived from a traffic analysis attack?
The following types of information can be derived from traffic analysis attack:
• Identities of partners
• How frequently the partners are communicating
• Message pattern, message length, or quantity of messages that suggest important
information is being exchanged
• The events that correlate with special conversations between particular partners.
10. What is traffic padding and what is its purpose?
Traffic padding produces ciphertext output continuously, even in the absence of
plaintext. A continuous random data stream is generated. When plaintext is available, it is
encrypted and transmitted. When input plaintext is not present, random data are
encrypted and transmitted.
11. List ways in which secret keys can be distributed to two communicating parties.
• A can select a key and physically deliver it to B.
• A third party can select the key and physically deliver it o A and B
• If A and B have previously and recently used a key, one party can transmit the
new key to the other, encrypted using the old key
• If A and B each has an encrypted connection to a third party C, C can deliver a
key on the encrypted links to A and B
12. What is the difference between a session key and a master key?
Session key
Master key
Communication between end systems is
encrypted using temporary key, often
referred to as a session key.
Session keys are transmitted in encrypted
form, using master key that is shared by the
keys distribution center and an end system.
The session key is used for the duration of
a logical connection, such as a frame relay
connection or transport connection, and
then discarded.
For each end system or user, there is a
unique master key that it shares with the
key distribution center. These master keys
must be distributed in some fashion.
13. What is nonce?
Consider A issues a request to the KDC for a session key to protect a logical
connection to B. The message includes the identity of A and B and a unique identifier,
N1, for this transaction, which we refer to as nonce. The nonce may be a timestamp, a
counter, or a random number.
14. What is key distribution center?
A key distribution center is responsible for distributing keys to pairs of users such
as hosts, processes, applications. Each user must share a unique key with the key
distribution center for purposes of key distribution.
15. What is the difference between statistical randomness and unpredictability?
In applications such as reciprocal authentication and session key generation the
requirement is not so much that the sequence of numbers be statistically random but that
the successive numbers of the sequence are unpredictable. With true random sequences
each number is statistically independent of other numbers in the sequence and therefore
16. What is the difference between Rijndael and AES?
AES was developed by NIST .AES is a symmetric block cipher that is intended to replace
DES.NIST selected rijndael as the proposed AES algorithm. The two researchers who
developed and submitted Rijndael for the AES are the both cryptographers from
17. Why is the middle portion of 3DES a decryption rather than an encryption?
Decryption requires that the keys be applied in reverse order:
This results in a dramatic increase in cryptographic strength.The use of DES results in a
mapping that is not equivalent to a single DES encryption.
18. What is the difference between the AES decryption algorithm and the equivalent
inverse cipher?
In AES decryption, we use inverse shift rows inverse sub bytes, add round key, inverse
mix columns. But in equivalent inverse cipher, we interchange inverse shift rows and
inverse sub bytes.
Unit IV
1. Differentiate public key encryption and conventional encryption.
Conventional Encryption Public key Encryption
1. Same algorithm with 1.Same algorithm is used for
same key used for encryption & decryption with
encryption and decryption. a pair of keys.
2. Sender & receiver must 2.Sender & receiver have one of
share the algorithm and key. the matched pair keys.
3. Key must be kept secret. 3. Any one of the key must be
kept secret.
2. Specify the application of public key cryptography.
 Digital signature.
 Key exchange.
3. Determine the gcd(24140,16762) using Euclid’s algorithm.
We know, gcd(a,b)=gcd(b,a mod b)
gcd(24140,16762) = 34.
4.Perform encryption and decryption using RSA alg. For the following.
P=7; q=11; e=17; M=8.
ö(n)=(p-1) (q-1)
=6*10 = 60
d =27
C= Me mod n
C = 817 mod 77
= 57
M = Cd mod n
= 5727 mod 77
= 8
5. User A & B exchange the key using Diffie Hellman alg. Assume
á=5 q=11 XA=2 XB=3. Find YA, YB, K.
YA = áXA mod q
=52 mod 11
= 3
YB = áXB mod q
= 53 mod 11
= 4
KA = YBXA mod q
= 42 mod 11
= 5
KB = YAXB mod q
= 33 mod 11
= 5
6.What is message authentication?
It is a procedure that verifies whether the received message comes from assigned
source has not been altered.
7. Define the classes of message authentication function.
• Message encryption: The entire cipher text would be used for authentication.
• Message Authentication Code: It is a function of message and secret key produce
a fixed length value.
• Hash function: Some function that map a message of any length to fixed length
which serves as authentication.
8. What you meant by MAC?
MAC is Message Authentication Code. It is a function of message and secret key
which produce a fixed length value called as MAC.
9. Specify the techniques for distribution of public key.
 Public announcement.
 Publicly available directory.
 Public key authority.
 Public key certificate.
10. Specify the requirements for message authentication.
i. Disclosure.
ii. Traffic analysis.
iii. Masquerade.
iv. Content Modification.
v. Sequence Modification.
vi. Timing modification.
vii. Repudiation.
11. Differentiate internal and external error control.
Internal error control:
In internal error control, an error detecting code also known as
frame check sequence or checksum.
External error control:
In external error control, error detecting codes are appended after
12. What you meant by hash function?
Hash function accept a variable size message M as input and produces a fixed size
hash code H(M) called as message digest as output. It is the variation on the message
authentication code.
13. Differentiate MAC and Hash function?
MAC: In Message Authentication Code, the secret key shared by sender
and receiver. The MAC is appended to the message at the source
at a time which the message is assumed or known to be correct.
Hash Function: The hash value is appended to the message at the source
at time when the message is assumed or known to be correct. The
hash function itself not considered to be secret.
14.Define Kerberos.
Kerberos is an authentication service developed as part of project Athena at
MIT.The problem that Kerberos address is, assume an open distributed environment in
which users at work stations wish to access services on servers distributed throughout the
15.In the content of Kerberos, what is realm?
A full service Kerberos environment consisting of a Kerberos server, a no. of
clients, no.of application server requires the following:
 The Kerberos server must have user ID and hashed password of all participating
users in its database.
 The Kerberos server must share a secret key with each server. Such an
environment is referred to as “Realm”.
17.Assume the client C wants to communicate server S using Kerberos procedure.
How can it be achieved?
a) C ® AS: [IDC|| PC || IDV]
b) AS ® C: Ticket
c) C ® V: [IDC || ADC || IDV]
Ticket = EKV [IDC ||ADC || IDV]
18. Any three hash algorithm.
• MD5 (Message Digest version 5) algorithm.
• SHA_1 (Secure Hash Algorithm).
• RIPEMD_160 algorithm.
19. Specify the four categories of security threats
• Interruption
• Interception
• Modification
• Fabrication
20. Differentiate symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption
Symmetric Encryption
Sender and receiver use the same key.
Sender and receiver uses different key.
Unit V
1. What are the services provided by PGP services
• Digital signature
• Message encryption
• Compression
• E-mail compatibility
• Segmentation
2. Explain the reasons for using PGP?
a) It is available free worldwide in versions that run on a variety of platforms,
including DOS/windows, UNIX, Macintosh and many more.
b) It is based on algorithms that have survived extensive public review and are
considered extremely secure.
E.g.) RSA, DSS and Diffie-Hellman for public key encryption, CAST-128,
IDEA, 3DES for conventional encryption, SHA-1for hash coding.
c) It has a wide range of applicability from corporations that wish to select and
enforce a standardized scheme for encrypting files and communication.
d) It was not developed by nor is it controlled by any governmental or standards
3. Why E-mail compatibility function in PGP needed?
Electronic mail systems only permit the use of blocks consisting of ASCII text.
To accommodate this restriction PGP provides the service converting the row 8-
bit binary stream to a stream of printable ASCII characters. The scheme used for
this purpose is Radix-64 conversion.
4. Name any cryptographic keys used in PGP?
a) One-time session conventional keys.
b) Public keys.
c) Private keys.
d) Pass phrase based conventional keys.
5. Define key Identifier?
PGP assigns a key ID to each public key that is very high probability unique
with a user ID. It is also required for the PGP digital signature. The key ID
associated with each public key consists of its least significant 64bits.
6. List the limitations of SMTP/RFC 822?
a) SMTP cannot transmit executable files or binary objects.
b) It cannot transmit text data containing national language characters.
c) SMTP servers may reject mail message over certain size.
d) SMTP gateways cause problems while transmitting ASCII and EBCDIC.
e) SMTP gateways to X.400 E-mail network cannot handle non textual data
included in X.400 messages.
7. Define S/MIME?
Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension(S/MIME) is a security enhancement
to the MIME Internet E-mail format standard, based on technology from RSA Data
8. What are the elements of MIME?
 Five new message header fields are defined which may be included in an
RFC 822 header.
 A number of content formats are defined.
 Transfer encodings are defined that enable the conversion of any content
format into a form that is protected from alteration by the mail system.
9. What are the headers fields define in MME?
• MIME version.
• Content type.
• Content transfer encoding.
• Content id.
• Content description.
10. What is MIME content type &explain?
It is used to declare general type of data. Subtype define particular format
for that type of the data. It has 7 content type & 15 subtypes. They are,
1. Text type
• Plain text.
• Enriched.
2. Multipart type
• Multipart/mixed.
• Multipart/parallel.
• Multipart/alternative.
• Multipart/digest.
3. Message type
• Message/RFC822.
• Message/partial.
• Message/external.
4. Image type
• CIF.
5. Video type.
6. Audio type.
7. Application type
• Post script.
• Octet stream.
11.What are the key algorithms used in S/MIME?
• Digital signature standards.
• Diffi Hellman.
• RSA algorithm.
12. Give the steps for preparing envelope data MIME?
• Generate Ks.
• Encrypt Ks using recipient’s public key.
• RSA algorithm used for encryption.
• Prepare the ‘recipient info block’.
• Encrypt the message using Ks.
13. What you mean by versioned certificate?
Mostly used issue X.509 certificate with the product name” versioned
digital id”. Each digital id contains owner’s public key, owner’s name and serial number
of the digital id.
14. What are the function areas of IP security?
• Authentication
• Confidentiality
• Key management.
15. Give the application of IP security?
• Provide secure communication across private & public LAN.
• Secure remote access over the Internet.
• Secure communication to other organization.
16. Give the benefits of IP security?
• Provide security when IP security implement in router or firewall.
• IP security is below the transport layer is transparent to the
• IP security transparent to end-user.
• IP security can provide security for individual user.
17. What are the protocols used to provide IP security?
• Authentication header (AH) protocol.
• Encapsulating Security Payload(ESP).
18. Specify the IP security services?
• Access control.
• Connectionless interpretty.
• Data origin authentication
• Rejection of replayed packet.
• Confidentiality.
• Limited traffic for Confidentiality.
19. What do you mean by Security Association? Specify the parameters
that identifies the Security Association?
• An association is a one-way relationship between a sender and receiver that
affords security services to the traffic carried on.
• A key concept that appears in both the authentication and confidentiality
mechanism for ip is the security association (SA).
A security Association is uniquely identified by 3 parameters:
• Security Parameter Index (SPI).
• IP Destination Address.
• Security Protocol Identifier.
20. What does you mean by Reply Attack?
• A replay attack is one in which an attacker obtains a copy of an
authenticated packet and later transmits it to the intended destination.
• Each time a packet is send the sequence number is incremented .
21. Explain man in the middle attack?
If A and B exchange message, means E intercept the message and receive
the B’s public key and b’s userId,E sends its own message with its own public key and
b’s userID based on the private key and Y.B compute the secret key and A compute k2
based on private key of A and Y
22. Steps involved in SS L required protocol?
1. SSL record protocol takes application data as input and fragments it.
2. Apply lossless Compression algorithm.
3. Compute MAC for compressed data.
4. MAC and compression message is encrypted using conventional alg.
23. What is mean by SET? What are the features of SET?
Secure Electronic Transaction (SET) is an open encryption and security
specification designed to protect credit card transaction on the internet.
Features are:
1. Confidentiality of information
2. Integrity of data
3. Cardholder account authentication
4. Merchant authentication
24. What are the steps involved in SET Transaction?
1. The customer opens an account
2. The customer receives a certificate
3. Merchants have their own certificate
4. The customer places an order.
5. The merchant is verified.
6. The order and payment are sent.
7. The merchant requests payment authorization.
8. The merchant confirm the order.
9. The merchant provides the goods or services.
10. The merchant requests payment.
25. What is dual signature? What it is purpose?
The purpose of the dual signature is to link two messages that intended for
two different recipients.
To avoid misplacement of orders
26. List the 3 classes of intruder?
Classes of Intruders
1) Masquerader
2) Misfeasor
3) Clandestine user
27. Define virus. Specify the types of viruses?
A virus is a program that can infect other program by modifying them the
modification includes a copy of the virus program, which can then go on to infect other
1) Parasitic virus
2) Memory-resident virus
3) Boot sector virus
4) Stealth virus
5) Polymorphic virus
28. What is application level gateway?
An application level gateway also called a proxy server; act as a relay of
application-level traffic. The user contacts the gateway using a TCP\IP application,
such as Telnet or FTP, and the gateway asks the user for the name of the remote host to
be accessed.
29. List the design goals of firewalls?
1. All traffic from inside to outside, and vise versa, must pass through
the firewall.
2. Only authorized traffic, as defined by the local security policy, will
be allowed to pass.
3. The firewall itself is immune to penetration.
1.Explain the OSI Architecture.
• Notes
• Diagram
• Illustration
2.Explain Classical Encryption Techniques.
 Symmetric Ciphers
 Caesar Cipher
 Mono alphabetic
 Poly alphabetic
3.Explain DES Algorithm.
• Notes
• Diagram
• Illustration
• Algorithm
4.Explain AES.
• Notes
• Diagram
• Illustration
• Algorithm
5.Describe about Traffic Confidentiality.
Cryptanalytic methods in traffic analysis and ciphers achieving
1.Explain about the various Key management techniques.
 public announcement
 Publicly available directory
 public-key authority
 public-key certificates
2.Describe Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange.
3.Explain RSA algorithm.
4.Describe Public Key Cryptography.
 Two Keys
 Private key
 public key
5.Explain Elliptic Curve Architecture.
• Architecture
• Algebraic description
• Geometric description
1.Explain Authentication Functions.
• Message Encryption
• Hash function
2.Describe HMAC algorithm.
o Algorithm
o Diagram
o Notes
3.Describe RIPEMD-160.
4.Explain Hash Functions.
 Security features
 Algorithms used
5.Explain Digital Signature Standard.
• Algorithm
• Analysis
• Diagram
1.Explain Kerberos.
2.Explain X.509 Authentication Services.
o Algorithm
o Explanation
o Diagram
3.Describe Electronic Mail Security.
4.Explain about PGP services.
5.Describe S/MIME.
1.Explain Intrusion Detection.
 Audit records
 Statistical Anomaly Detection
 Rule Based Intrusion Detection
 Base-Rate Valley
 Honey pot
 Exchange format
2.State and Explain Password Management.
o Password Protection
o Password Selection Strategies
3.Explain the Firewall Design Principles.
 Firewall characteristics
 Firewall Configuration
4.Describe about Trusted Systems.
 Data Access Control
 Trojan Horse Defense
5.Name some Viruses and Explain it.
 Malicious Programs
 Macro viruses
 E-mail Viruses