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Encryption
  • Effectively “scrambles” messages so that the message looks like random strings of bits to eavesdroppers. More formally, a mathematical process applied to plaintext that produces ciphertext for secure transmission; the process of converting plaintext into
  • Transforming a text into code in order to conceal its meaning. a) End-to-end encryption. Encryption of information at the origin within a communications network and postponing decryption to the final destination point. b) Link encryption. The application of on-line crypto operations to a link of a communications system so that all information passing over the link is encrypted. (AR 380-380;)
  • The process of transforming data to an unintelligible form in such a way that the original data either cannot be obtained (one-way encryption) or cannot be obtained without using the inverse decryption process. (FIPS PUB 112;)
  • See END-TO-END ENCRYPTION and LINK ENCRYPTION.