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Cryptographic mechanism

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  An element of a cryptographic application, process, module or device that provides a cryptographic service, such as confidentiality, integrity, source authentication, and access control (e.g., encryption and decryption, and digital signature generation and verification).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 Rev.1