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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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With this information, cryptographers at C2Net have been able to construct a patch that thwarts the potential security weakness.
Security professionals, cryptographers, analysts, developers and strategic partners are encouraged to submit presentations on their security implementations, applications or research.
During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a radio cryptographer in a heavy bomber unit in Europe, and returned home a sergeant with six battle stars.
Paul Kocher will dispel the myth that security experts are mysterious scientists with vast stores of incomprehensible knowledge in his talk, "How to Think Like a Cryptographer.
A cryptographer invented an alternative to encryption, whereby confidential information is broken into segments that are tagged and inserted into a larger document (153: 286).
In voting systems, the thing you need most is transparency," says renowned cryptographer David Chaum, who persuaded the others to form the VSPR coalition.
There's no new mathematics in this machine," says cryptographer Bruce Schneier of Counterpane Systems in Minneapolis.
Andrew Lindell, Aladdin's Chief Cryptographer, is scheduled to speak at Black Hat 2007 USA Briefings and Training, on Wednesday, August 1st at 11:15 a.
In his position as Chief Cryptographer, he has worked on the cryptographic and security issues that arise in the design and construction of authentication schemes, smartcard applications, software protection schemes and more.
An expert cryptographer, he helped solve the long-standing problem of constructing an identity-based encryption scheme and introduced the Weil Pairing as a cryptographic tool.