Course: File Encryption Basics and Practices with CrococryptFile

File Encryption Basics and Practices with CrococryptFile

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  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

In this course, you will learn how to use CrococryptFile, the open-source file encryption solution. Learn what encryption means on the technical level – as a background information to choose the right file encryption method for your case. If you care about privacy and if you are willing to do something about it, you are already on the right track. This applies for enterprise and private users alike.

First, you will get an introduction on encryption in general to understand the characteristics of the different existing technologies. Then, we will go through the application family step-by-step: Windows, Linux, Web-based and Command-line interface.

IT background would be a plus but is not required to take this course.


Basic knowledge
  • This course is meant for everyone with an interest in data privacy and especially in privacy for data files
  • This applies for offline and online security of files, e.g., encrypting files appropriately on your local computer, your company laptop, for your cloud storage or for file interchange
  • Basic IT and crypto knowledge is a plus but not required

What you will learn
  • At the end of my course, students will be able to
  • Choose appropriate encryption methods for sensitive data files
  • Challenge security claims about encryption
  • Deploy CrococryptFile in a SMB enterprise environment
Number of Lectures: 6
Total Duration: 00:43:01
Introduction and Basics
  • Introduction to Encryption and File-encryption  

    This lecture gives a short introduction to the terminology and the background of encryption in general. It also provides the important characteristics of encryption on the file-system level.

CrococryptFile in Practice
  • CrococryptFile Windows Installation  

    This lecture contains how to download and install CrococryptFile on Windows and provides a basic overview about the installed components.

  • Password-based Encryption, Decryption and WebDecrypt  

    This lecture demonstrates how to use the password-based encryption capabilities of the CrococryptFile open-source application family.

  • Token-based Encryption with Windows Keystore and OpenPGP  

    This lecture demonstrates how to use tokens to encrypt file archives with CrococryptFile.

  • Forensics on Headerless encrypted Files  

    This lecture explains the forensics regarding privacy issues of encrypted file archives and demonstrates the usage of headerless files with CrococryptFile.

  • Linux, Unix and Command-line usage  

    This lecture demonstrates the *ix user interface (UI) of CrococryptFile and the command-line interface for server and scripting purposes.

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