You have been hired by a local company to consult with its security staff on encryption techniques. The staff has not been formally trained, so you will be demonstrating the principles of encryption through some simple exercises.
Use a 2-stage transposition technique to encrypt a message. The following information is what is needed to do this encryption:
- Key: 2315746
- Message: The transposition cipher technique works by permuting the letters of the plaintext. It is not very secure, but it is great for learning about cryptography (ignore the comma and the period in the message).
Prepare a Word document that explains this encryption technique. You should also include details as to how you arrived at your answer.
In addition, answer the following questions:
- Is it possible to decrypt the message with a different key? Justify your answer.
- Do you agree with the statement of the message? Provide examples to support your view.
Be sure to reference all sources using APA format.