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Jose Sanchez Campuzano


College Algebra
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1/31/19
Cryptography
Cryptography is the practice of the enciphering and deciphering of messages in secret code
in order to render them unintelligible to all but the intended receiver. (The Editors of
Encyclopedia Britannica). The principles of cryptography are today applied to the encryption of
fax, television, and computer network communications. As of today’s modern era with all the
technologies, cryptography is associated with scrambling “plaintext” into “cipher text”. The
people who practice this as a career are known as cryptographers.
The purpose for cryptography is for the secure exchange of computer data for banking,
government, and commercial communications. Without the practice of cryptography we would
have a lot of security breaches which would lead to companies being exposed and personal
things being stolen. There are a lot of things that we as technology users that are private like
bank account numbers, emails, and social media passwords that if they land in the hands of the
wrong person can have bad consequences that’s why it is important to be able to prevent those
things from being exposed. All of this could not be possible with math.
Cryptosystems are known as mathematical procedures that enable computer systems to code
something nut at the same time they still consist of human made passwords, logging off unused
websites just so you don’t accidently leave it open and the information there lands in the hands
of the wrong person. This all comes in to hand to authenticate a person’s identity. Governments
also do not want their entities to be in and out of their countries and accidently send or receive
hidden information that may be threating. Each country has their restrictions of what software
can be ran and what limitations are to be put on to the public for web use.
If you are looking into becoming a cryptographer some of the requirements and tasks that you
should expect are protect important information from interception, copying, modification and/or
deletion, investigate, research and test new cryptology theories and applications and many
others. But you also need to take into consideration that jobs vary from working for the FBI,
CIA, or even just a simple insurance company. You can go to college and get your master in
Online Master of Professional Studies in Technology Management for example or you can even
get your doctorate in online Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology - Information
Assurance and Cybersecurity. An average salary for a cryptographer ranges from $80,000 to
$144,000. Employers in this field will definitely be looking for a bachelor’s degree in
mathematics, computer science or computer engineering. Cryptographers and Cryptanalysts are
intelligent, analytical and outstandingly creative. They are willing to take on the most complex
mathematical challenges and they have a strong sense of how math equations work and as well
are able to solve complex puzzles.
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