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An audit model for the analysis and evaluation of encryption with reference to RSA

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. Anton du Toit en_US
dc.contributor.author Oberholster, Ohna
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-29T05:24:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-29T05:24:07Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-29
dc.date.submitted 1997-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6792
dc.description M.Comm. en_US
dc.description.abstract With the phenomenal increase in the use of the Internet for transmitting business transactions, a need for strong authentication has arisen. This need has resulted from both the risk that unauthorised transactions could be submitted for processing, as well as the risk that transactions submitted may later be denied by the originators. In addition, to providing secret communications, public key cryptography provides features for ensuring the authentication and non-repudiation of transactions. However, by merely implementing public-key cryptography, authentication and nonrepudiation are not ensured. The surrounding management controls need to be audited to provide assurance that the environment in which the cryptography is applied is stable and reliable. The objective of this short dissertation is the development of an audit model that will link the security attributes of public-key cryptography to the standard audit objectives. In addition, it serves to provide the auditor with an explanation of the security features provided by RSA public-key cryptography and to explain the management issues of concern. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Internet - Auditing. en_US
dc.subject Internet - Security measures en_US
dc.subject Auditing - Access control - Code words. en_US
dc.subject Data encryption (Computer science en_US
dc.title An audit model for the analysis and evaluation of encryption with reference to RSA en_US
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en_US

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