Decrypt

Definition(s)


Decrypt

To convert enciphered text to plain text by means of a cryptographic system.

From: CNSSI 4009.

Source: NICCS™ Portal Cybersecurity Lexicon, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (https://niccs.us-cert.gov/glossary) as of 11 November 2015, Global Standards

 

Decrypt

To convert encoded text to plain text by means of a code.

From: CNSSI 4009.

Source: NICCS™ Portal Cybersecurity Lexicon, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (https://niccs.us-cert.gov/glossary) as of 11 November 2015, Global Standards

 

Decrypt

A generic term encompassing decode and decipher.

Synonym(s):

From: CNSSI 4009.

Source: NICCS™ Portal Cybersecurity Lexicon, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (https://niccs.us-cert.gov/glossary) as of 11 November 2015, Global Standards

 

Decrypt

The process of transforming ciphertext into its original plaintext.

Extended Definition: The process of converting encrypted data back into its original form, so it can be understood.

Adapted from: ICAM SAML 2.0 WB SSO Profile 1.0.2

Source: NICCS™ Portal Cybersecurity Lexicon, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (https://niccs.us-cert.gov/glossary) as of 11 November 2015, Global Standards