cryp·​tog·​ra·​pher krip-ˈtä-grə-fər How to pronounce cryptographer (audio)
: a specialist in cryptography: such as
: a clerk who enciphers and deciphers messages
: one who devises cryptographic methods or systems

Examples of cryptographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those anxieties had been acutely primed just a month earlier by a blog post written by the famed cryptographer and security guru Bruce Schneier. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, 14 Nov. 2023 By holding the summit at Bletchley Park, the once top secret home of Alan Turing and other World War II-era cryptographers, the British are sending a symbolic message of their storied place in technological history, while seeking to declare themselves a vital part of its future. Gerrit De Vynck, Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2023 Lost in the Trees Regev began his academic career in the late 1990s, when cryptographers were searching for a new form of public-key cryptography that wasn’t vulnerable to Shor’s algorithm. Ben Brubaker, Quanta Magazine, 17 Oct. 2023 Nock approaches this controversy as a neutral observer, pursuing Horan’s leads as well as the path of the cryptographers. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 11 July 2023 In 2017, Marlinspike and his collaborator, Trevor Perrin, received the Levchin Prize, a prominent prize for cryptographers, for their work on the Signal Protocol. Kai Ye, WIRED, 23 July 2023 The fact that small, virtual providers who don't even operate their own cell towers—known as MVNOs—could implement this scheme independently is significant, says cryptographer Bruce Schneier, who originally learned about PGPP in January and has recently become a project advisor. Lily Hay Newman, Wired, 12 Aug. 2021 And that backdoor could be very, very difficult to detect, cryptographers note, even on the closest inspection. WIRED, 15 June 2023 During World War II, the Army’s Signals Intelligence Service trained cryptographers there. John Kelly, Washington Post, 14 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cryptographer was in 1641

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“Cryptographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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