EC-Council - CAST - Cryptography Deep Dive



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7/2/2022 (Monday)


The EC-Council Centre of Advanced Security Training has arrived at Firebrand Training. This three-day Cryptography Deep Dive course is an in-depth look at the field of cryptography. All modern security depends on cryptography; from using SSL to secure bank transactions, to encrypting e-commerce purchases.

You will learn about:

  • Number theory and discrete mathematics
  • Symmetric algorithms
  • Asymmetric algorithms
  • Cryptanalysis
  • Steganography
  • The history of cryptography
  • Latest and key cryptographic methods
  • Hashing and digital certificates
  • Better encryption and decryption
  • The fundamentals of L0phtCrack and Brute-force tools
  • Both manual and computerised cryptanalysis tools

Note: this course doesn't include an exam, but you'll become Cryptography Deep Dive certified.

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Four reasons why you should sit your CAST CDD course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be CAST CDD trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 3-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your CAST CDD course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass CAST CDD first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study CAST CDD with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 108.073 students saving more than one million hours since 2001



Module 1: History and Introduction

  • Atbash cipher
  • Caesar Cipher
  • Rot 13
  • Cipher Wheel
  • Vigenere Cipher
  • Enigma Machine
  • Kerkchoff’s Principle
  • Overview of modern cryptographic approaches

Module 2: Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics

  • Information Theory
    • Diffusion
    • Confusion
    • Avalanche
  • Prime Numbers
    • Generating Prime Numbers
    • Euler’s Totient
  • Mod operations
  • Fibonacci Numbers
  • Random and Pseudo Random Numbers
  • Pseudo-Hadamard transform

Module 3: Symmetric Algorithms

  • Block v Stream Ciphers
  • DES
  • 3DES
  • AES
  • Blowfish
  • Twofish
  • Skipjack
  • RC4
  • Hashing
    • MD5 and MD6
    • SHA1 – SHA 512
    • Fork 256
    • RIPEMD-160
    • Gost (note this is used by the Russian military so is of interest to DoD).
    • Tiger
  • Symmetric Algorithm Methods
    • Electronic codebook (ECB)
    • Initialization vector (IV)
    • Cipher-block chaining (CBC)
    • Propagating cipher-block chaining (PCBC)
    • Cipher feedback (CFB)
    • Output feedback (OFB)
    • Counter (CTR)

Tools used in this section:

  • CryptoBench
  • CryptTool 2.0

Module 4: Asymmetric Algorithms

  • RSA
  • Elliptic Curve
  • El Gamal
  • DSA
  • Digital Signatures and Certificates

Module 5: Cryptanalysis

  • Chosen ciphertext only
  • Chosen plain text
  • Ciphertext only
  • Kasiski Examination
  • Differential Cryptanalysis
  • Linear Cryptanalysis
  • Integral Cryptanalysis
  • Mod –n cryptanalysis
  • Brute Force

Tools used in this lesson:

  • L0phtCrack
  • Brutus

Module 6: Steganography

  • Historical
  • Image
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Steganalysis

Tools used in this lesson:

  • Invisible Secrets 2.1
  • MP3 Stego

Module 7: Additional Topics

  • Quantum Cryptography
    • Quantum Key Distribution (QKD)
  • Multikey cryptographic methods
  • Wireless
    • WEP
    • WPA
    • WPA2
  • PKI

What's Included

Official EC-Council Courseware

  • CAST 615 - Cryptography Deep Dive

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


You should be familiar with IT security best practices, the basics of TCP/IP networking, and basic programming concepts. You should also be familiar with Metasploit and VMware.

Knowledge of programming languages isn't necessary, but it is beneficial if you have exposure to a common programming or scripting language such as Python, Perl, Ruby, C, C++, or Assembly. A programming background is not required, but you will be writing lots of code in class.

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call 21 96 61 82 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.


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