Bill McCauley

Bill McCauley is a Senior Security Consultant with Secure Ideas. He is a USAF Veteran and has worked with various electronics and IT systems over the past 18 years. His background covers a wide variety of industries including DoD, Healthcare, Education, Energy, and Security. Bill has a strong interest in security, system administration, and training. His work experience includes system administration of various DoD and Healthcare systems within both Unix and Windows environments. He taught several Health IT classes for Lake Region State College. He has also spent a few years working with NERC CIP Compliance.

Encryption

Encryption – CISSP Domain 3

We’re circling back to some more CISSP-related materials.  Today’s topic will be encryption, which can be found in CISSP Domain 3. By its very nature, encryption is meant to hide the meaning or intent of a communication from unintended recipients.  This process takes place when a message is converted from plain text (text that is …

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Encoding

Encoding – CISSP Domain 3

Today we’re going to take a quick look at encoding, as covered in Domain 3 of the CISSP common body of knowledge (CBK). There is often some confusion between encoding and encryption, so one of the purposes of this article is to look at how the CBK defines encoding. Encoding is the action of changing …

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