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cryptography

(krip-tog′ră-fē) [ crypt- + -graphy]
The science and techniques of concealing or disguising information through encoding and decoding. In the health professions cryptography is used to ensure the confidentiality of medical records.
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The Department of Energy arranged for cryptographers at Sandia to evaluate the security of the cryptographic system as part of the DOE National SCADA Test Bed Program.
NIST evaluated the candidate algorithms and received invaluable assistance from cryptographers at computer security companies and universities around the world.
This was quite a coup for Rijmen (a 30-year-old post-doctoral researcher at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL, Leuven University) and Daemen (a 35-year-old security products development cryptographer at Proton World in Brussels), who developed Rijndael in their spare time, and didn't think they stood a chance against the 11 person, full-time IBM team.
We can't help functioning as cryptographers and cryptoanalysts because, at bottom, that is what we as human beings do.
In this activity, your students are presented with a secret coded message and will act as cryptographers in trying to decipher it.
For 3 years, a digital demolition derby pitted teams of cryptographers against each other in a fierce battle of different schemes for protecting information from prying eyes.
They undoubtedly felt the heat of the NSA's threat to seek federal legislation if academic cryptographers did not voluntarily restrain themselves.
That's because Skipjack is so good, it provides a reference against which other cryptographers can measure their efforts.
Cryptographers showed that monitoring the power usage of a smart card's microcircuitry can provide data for breaching the card's security (153: 388*).
No vulnerabilities have yet been demonstrated for SHA-256 despite years of analysis by top cryptographers.
Security professionals, cryptographers, analysts, developers and strategic partners are encouraged to submit presentations on their security implementations, applications or research.
Cryptographers have dramatically reduced the time it takes to decode a message digitally encrypted by a widely used, government-approved method for scrambling sensitive data.