cryptographer

noun
cryp·​tog·​ra·​pher | \ krip-ˈtä-grə-fər How to pronounce cryptographer (audio) \

Definition of cryptographer

: a specialist in cryptography: such as
a : a clerk who enciphers and deciphers messages
b : one who devises cryptographic methods or systems

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Only after a fellow cryptographer, Daniel Bernstein, sued the government with the same free-speech argument Wilson would use 20 years later did the government drop its investigation of Zimmermann and spare him from prison. Adam Fisher, WIRED, "A Landmark Legal Shift Opens Pandora’s Box for DIY Guns," 10 July 2018 Since officially forming its blockchain group just eight months ago, Facebook has sent staffers to crypto conferences around the world to recruit researchers, cryptographers, and top academics in the field. Casey Newton, The Verge, "22 predictions for social media in 2019," 15 Dec. 2018 Matthew Green, a cryptographer and professor at Johns Hopkins University, was one of the first to outline the problem in a blog post this weekend. James Vincent, The Verge, "Google criticized for Chrome change that logs users in without telling them," 24 Sep. 2018 The company also said head cryptographer, David Schwartz, would assume the role of chief technology officer. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Ripple Hires Facebook Payments Exec and Names New CTO," 11 July 2018 This advice has seemed overly reactionary to some cryptographers, though, who argue that some people can't simply switch to other secure platforms and that encrypted email is still better than nothing. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Encrypted Email Has a Major, Divisive Flaw," 14 May 2018 David Schwartz, the chief cryptographer at blockchain startup Ripple Inc., recently saw a developer on his team receive not one, but two, $1 million signing bonus offers. Yuliya Chernova, WSJ, "Blockchain Talent Wars Escalate, Hindering Product Development," 22 May 2018 This case has stumped cryptographers and police and the most recent theories seem to revolve around autopsies and DNA testing. Angela Chen, The Verge, "How gel and X-rays are helping us fix art and read thousand-year-old manuscripts," 21 May 2018 The most dramatic comment came from computer science professor and cryptographer Eran Tromer. Steven Levy, WIRED, "Cracking the Crypto War," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cryptographer

1641, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryptographer

cryptography + -er entry 2

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