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[CCCure CISSP] University of Fairfax

LouAnne Stachowski
Yes, the University of Fairfax, located in Fairfax, Virginia, is a real
university.  As a matter of fact, I received my Masters in InfoSec
Management from the UofF.  You can find out more about the University by
visiting this link: http://www.ufairfax.edu/

LouAnne Stachowski
MS, MBA

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Question: Which of the following cryptographic functions provide for
diffusion of plaintext within ciphertext?
A.Substitution
B.Permutation
C.Transposition
D.Confusion

Answer showed to be A. Substitution

Eric Conrad CISSP Study Guide, 2nd
"Diffusion means the order of the plaintext should be "diffused" (or
dispersed) in the ciphertext. Confusion means that the relationship between
the plaintext and ciphertext should be as confused (or random) as possible.
Claude Shannon, the father of information security, first defined these
terms in 1949 in his paper "Communication Theory of Secrecy Systems." [1]

Cryptographic substitution replaces one character for another, which
provides confusion. Permutation (also called transposition) provides
diffusion by rearranging the characters of the plaintext, anagram-style.
"ATTACKATDAWN" can be rearranged to "CAAKDTANTATW," for example.
Substitution and permutation are often combined."

Shon Harris AIO 6th
"A strong cipher contains the right level of two main attributes: confusion
and diffusion. Confusion is commonly carried out through substitution, while
diffusion is carried out by using transposition."

Wikipedia
"confusion refers to making the relationship between the ciphertext and the
symmetric key as complex and involved as possible; diffusion refers to
making the relationship between the plaintext and the ciphertext as complex
and involved as possible. This complexity is generally implemented through a
well-defined and repeatable series of substitutions and permutations.
Substitution refers the replacement of certain components (usually bits)
with other components, following certain rules. Permutation refers to
manipulation of the order of bits according to some algorithm."

Exam Cram 3rd
" * Confusion-Occurs from substitution type operations that create a
complicated relationship between the plain text and the key so that an
attacker can't alter the cipher text to determine the key.
* Diffusion-Occurs from transposition type operations that shift pieces of
the plain text multiple times. The result is that changes are spread
throughout the cipher text."


Regards,
David Maynard - MCSE, CCNA, CCNA Security, Security+, A+


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   2. Re: University of Fairfax (Marouane)
   3. Re: University of Fairfax (Clement Dupuis)


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Might be related to the following review videos

https://www.brighttalk.com/webcasts?q=fairfax



Regards,
David Maynard - MCSE, CCNA, CCNA Security, Security+, A+



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I have just gone through an email which has come to me from University of
Fairfax which says that CISSP reveiw seminar will be absolutely free based
on some prerequisites. However, I wanted to know what is this university, I
haven't heard of this?? Is this genuine?

Regards,
Uday Kiran
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Uday -

University of Fairfax* *is an accredited university which offers cyber
security graduate degrees (Master of Science, Doctor of Science, and Doctor
of Information Assurance) as well as graduate certificates in Information
Systems. I personally have two graduate certificates from the school. I am
also currently a Doctoral candidate as well. I have been with them since
2010, and I can say that my experience has been great.

Thank you
Marouane



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> I have just gone through an email which has come to me from University
> of Fairfax which says that CISSP reveiw seminar will be absolutely
> free based on some prerequisites. However, I wanted to know what is
> this university, I haven't heard of this?? Is this genuine?
>
> Regards,
> Uday Kiran
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Good day,

YES, they are accredited and have buildings in the DC area.

This is a not spam.

They have been out there for a while.

Take care

Clement


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> I have just gone through an email which has come to me from University
> of Fairfax which says that CISSP reveiw seminar will be absolutely
> free based on some prerequisites. However, I wanted to know what is
> this university, I haven't heard of this?? Is this genuine?
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> Regards,
> Uday Kiran
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