Public Key Cryptographic Algorithm

Public Key Cryptographic Algorithm definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): asymmetric

Definition(s): A cryptographic algorithm that uses two related keys, a public key and a private key. The two keys have the property that deriving the private key from the public key is computationally infeasible.
Source(s): FIPS 140-2

Synonym(s): Asymmetric Cryptographic Algorithm

 

reference: CSRC Glossary