Public Key Cryptographic Algorithm (asymmetric)

Public Key Cryptographic Algorithm (asymmetric) definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A cryptographic algorithm that uses two related keys, a public key and a private key. The two keys have the property that determining the private key from the public key is computationally infeasible.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-21 Second edition (NIST SP 800-57)

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary