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cipher

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Series of transformations that converts plaintext to ciphertext using the Cipher Key.
Source(s):
FIPS 197 under Cipher

  1. Any cryptographic system in which arbitrary symbols or groups of symbols, represent units of plain text, or in which units of plain text are rearranged, or both.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015

  2. Series of transformations that converts plaintext to ciphertext using the Cipher Key.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (FIPS 197)