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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To counter the risk, cryptographers are developing less vulnerable trap door algorithms. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Cryptographers scramble to protect the internet from hackers with quantum computers," 21 Aug. 2019 But a full migration will take years, cautions Nick Sullivan, an applied cryptographer at Cloudflare. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Cryptographers scramble to protect the internet from hackers with quantum computers," 21 Aug. 2019 Court's last World War II vet Born in 1920, Stevens enlisted in the Navy just hours before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and later served out his time there as a cryptographer. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dead at age 99," 19 June 2019 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 Kocher, the former Rambus cryptographer who helped discover Spectre, thinks this is just the beginning of the industry's woes. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Engineer fired over memo sues Google, alleging bias against white men," 8 Jan. 2018 This book takes us back to World War II and the female cryptographers who helped to crack secret Japanese and German military codes. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "A Gift Guide for the Bookworm in Your Life," 29 Nov. 2017 Court's last World War II vet Born in 1920, Stevens enlisted in the Navy just hours before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and later served out his time there as a cryptographer. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dead at age 99," 19 June 2019 Voatz is refusing to open up its code to unaffiliated programmers and cryptographers like Benaloh and Dill for stress testing of vulnerabilities, citing trade secrets. Evan Halper, courant.com, "Vote-by-phone tech trend alarms security experts," 5 June 2019

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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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