CISSP Question of the Day – 6-29-2016

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Today’s CISSP question topic: Cryptography

Which of the following are characteristics of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC)? (Choose Four)

  1. It is stronger than RSA using significantly smaller key lengths.
  2. It has a large memory footprint.
  3. It can help conserve battery life in mobile devices.
  4. It has lower CPU overhead compared to RSA.
  5. It is not supported by most modern web browsers.
  6. ECC was introduced as an alternative to AES.
  7. It can be used in a Diffie-Hellman key exchange.



Check Your Answer


  1. It is stronger than RSA using significantly smaller key lengths.
  2. It can help conserve battery life in mobile devices.
  3. It has lower CPU overhead compared to RSA.
  4. It can be used in a Diffie-Hellman key exchange.

Supporting Links:

  1. https://casecurity.org/2014/06/10/benefits-of-elliptic-curve-cryptography/
  2. http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/10/a-relatively-easy-to-understand-primer-on-elliptic-curve-cryptography/


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