I'm more of a visual person, so a chart or table layout usually works best to help me "see".
I'm just trying to locate a resource that shows me where the various ciphers fall in relation to each other based on the various configurations they can be used.
Same for file hashing (using SHA-1 vs HMAC SHA-1, etc).
NOTE: As I cannot yet "comment" I am adding clarification here:
The challenge I am facing is that I am trying to appreciate the scope of what a single view of how the different ciphers compare to each other, but based on comments below I think I see why one does not exist (yet).
So I am trying to learn how best to compare and contrast the various ciphers to know which is best - for the sake of argument let's say for SFTP encryption for data in transit.
Maybe what I should be asking for is the process or method by which I should go about determining which cipher to use in any given situation.
Not trying to be difficult or vague, just a middle aged veteran trying to get better at understanding cyber as a new career is all (less than 3 years) and looking for ways to grock it. The text books haven't helped much and I find that usually someone on a forum can phrase it in such a way that I "get" it.
Thanks in advance.