What is encryption?

encryption meaning in Internet terms is
Definition: The process of transforming plaintext into ciphertext.
Extended Definition: Converting data into a form that cannot be easily understood by unauthorized people.
Synonym(s): encode, encrypt, encipher
Adapted from: CNSSI 4009, ICAM SAML 2.0 WB SSO Profile 1.0.2


reference: Glossary | National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies