# Ciphertext

Ciphertext definition in **Computer Security** terms:

Acronym(s): *None*

Definition(s): Data output from the Cipher or input to the Inverse Cipher.

**Source(s):** FIPS 197

Data in its encrypted form.

**Source(s):** NIST SP 800-133 (Superceded by Rev. 1)

NIST SP 800-152

NIST SP 800-21 Second edition (NIST SP 800-57)

NIST SP 800-57 Part 1 Rev. 3

NIST SP 800-57 Part 2

NIST SP 800-57 Part 3 Rev. 1

Encrypted (enciphered) data.

**Source(s):** NIST SP 800-20

NIST SP 800-67 Rev. 1

Encrypted data.

**Source(s):** NIST SP 800-38A

Data in its enciphered form.

**Source(s):** NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1

The output of the CCM encryption-generation process.

**Source(s):** NIST SP 800-38C

The encrypted form of the plaintext.

**Source(s):** NIST SP 800-38D

The confidential form of the plaintext that is the output of the authenticated-encryption function.

**Source(s):** NIST SP 800-38F

Synonym(s): *None*

reference: CSRC Glossary

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