- the process of translating plaintext into ciphertext.
- "[t]he cryptographic transformation of data . . . to produce ciphertext."
|“||the process of making data unreadable to unauthorized entities by applying a cryptographic algorithm (an encryption algorithm). Decipherment (decryption) is the reverse operation by which the ciphertext is transformed to the plaintext.||”|
- ↑ ITU, "Compendium of Approved ITU-T Security Definitizons," at 18 (Feb. 2003 ed.) (full-text).
- ↑ Id. at 18-19.