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PKC

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

Public Key Cryptography

Definition(s):

  Encryption system that uses a public-private key pair for encryption and/or digital signature.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Public Key Cryptography from CNSSI 4009

  Cryptography that uses separate keys for encryption and decryption; also known as asymmetric cryptography.
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-16B under Public Key Cryptography from NIST SP 800-77
NIST SP 1800-16C under Public Key Cryptography from NIST SP 800-77
NIST SP 1800-16D under Public Key Cryptography from NIST SP 800-77
NIST SP 800-77 [Superseded] under Public Key Cryptography