Stevens Institute of Technology - Department of Computer Science

CS615 Pre-Lecture Questionnaire - Security

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Briefly define the term "Threat Model":

What is the difference between a vulnerability, an exploit, and an attack vector?

What is the difference between authentication and authorization?

How do private-key or symmetric cryptography and public-key or asymmetric cryptography differ?

Give a practical example each of private-key and public-key cryptography. E.g., which tools that you use on a regular basis use these?

What is the differene between encrypting a string and hashing it?