Cryptography

The discipline that embodies the principles, means, and methods for the transformation of data in order to hide their semantic content, prevent their unauthorized use, or prevent their undetected modification.


See the following for more information:
NIST SP 1800-21B under Cryptography from CNSSI 4009-2015
NIST SP 800-59 under Cryptography from ANSDIT

1. Art or science concerning the principles, means, and methods for rendering plain information unintelligible and for restoring encrypted information to intelligible form.


See CNSSI 4009-2015 from NSA/CSS Manual Number 3-16 (COMSEC) for more information.

The discipline that embodies the principles, means, and methods for providing information security, including confidentiality, data integrity, source authentication,authenticity, and non-repudiation.


See the following for more information:
NIST SP 800-175B Rev. 1 under CryptographyNISTIR 8040 under Cryptography

The art and science of using mathematics to secure information and create a high degree of trust in the electronic realm.


See NISTIR 7316 under Cryptography for more information.

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