Encryption

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Encryption is any method of encoding data so that it is unreadable to parties without a method of decryption.


Definitions

According to the CyBOK (version 1),

Encryption. The process of transforming information (commonly referred to as plain text/data) using an algorithm(called cipher) to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge, commonly referred to as a cryptographic key.

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