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cryptanalysis

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

CA

Definition(s):

  1. Operations performed to defeat cryptographic protection without an initial knowledge of the key employed in providing the protection.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4 under Cryptanalysis

  2. The study of mathematical techniques for attempting to defeat cryptographic techniques and information system security. This includes the process of looking for errors or weaknesses in the implementation of an algorithm or in the algorithm itself.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 4 under Cryptanalysis

  1. Operations performed in defeating cryptographic protection without an initial knowledge of the key employed in providing the protection.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015

  2. The study of mathematical techniques for attempting to defeat cryptographic techniques and/or information systems security. This includes the process of looking for errors or weaknesses in the implementation of an algorithm or of the algorithm itself.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3)

  Operations performed in defeating cryptographic protection without an initial knowledge of the key employed in providing the protection.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 under Cryptanalysis [Superseded]
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 under Cryptanalysis

  The study of mathematical techniques for attempting to defeat cryptographic techniques and information system security. This includes the process of looking for errors or weaknesses in the implementation of an algorithm or in the algorithm itself.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3 under Cryptanalysis [Superseded]

  The study of mathematical techniques for attempting to defeat cryptographic techniques and information system security. This includes the process of looking for errors or weaknesses in the implementation of an algorithm or of the algorithm itself.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-57 Part 2 under Cryptanalysis