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asymmetric cryptography

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Definition(s):

  Encryption system that uses a public-private key pair for encryption and/or digital signature.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under public key cryptography (PKC)

  See public key cryptography (PKC).
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015

  Cryptography that uses two separate keys to exchange data, one to encrypt or digitally sign the data and one for decrypting the data or verifying the digital signature. Also known as public key cryptography.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-77 Rev. 1 under Asymmetric Cryptography