• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This course describes protecting data both in transit and at rest in C# applications using strong cryptography. Examples illustrate how sensitive data can be protected in memory with the Secure String and Protected Memory classes. The course also describes common cryptographic pitfalls you should avoid, and finally discusses how to protect data in transit, preferably with Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Identify ways to leverage cryptographic support in the .NET Framework
  • Describe how to protect sensitive data using the Data Protection API (DPAPI)
  • Identify common cryptographic pitfalls
  • Describe how to protect data in transit with TLS

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

Feedback

If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.