Cryptography is often seen as a 'black art': something OTHERS understand but YOU need. This of course need not the the case at all. Yes, there are some complex concepts to embrace, but basic understanding need not be a trial.

This web site is designed to help you understand the basics of cryptography, presenting the main ideas in simple language. It also provides access to a series of resources to help you apply, and implement, cryptographic solutions.

It will hopefully prove to be invaluable to all who use it - both beginners and seasoned professionals.

Why do organizations use cryptography? What are the core benefits they seek? Why not use some other approach?

This section answers to these questions and sets the scene for further study.

So you need cryptography, but are not entirely sure what it is, or generically how it works?

This section explains cryptography in its most basic form. With the aid of a diagram it embraces encryption, decryption and key management, and explains other uses of the practise.

Key management is one of the most critical aspects of a cryptographic system. This is covered in this section.

There are of course a wide range of cryptographic algorithms in use. This section lists some of the most well known.

There are a large number of both suppliers and products in this arena. This section is a directory of some of the major offerings.

This section of Cryptography World holds a range of informational resources and is also a repository for papers and articles on this and related topics.

It also holds details of how to contact us.


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