Forward Cipher Function

Forward Cipher Function definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A permutation on blocks that is determined by the choice of a key for a given block cipher.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-38B
NIST SP 800-38D

One of the two functions of the block cipher algorithm that is determined by the choice of a cryptographic key.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-38C

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary