Cryptology

Cryptology definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): The mathematical science that deals with cryptanalysis and cryptography.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015

The science that deals with hidden, disguised, or encrypted communications. It includes communications security and communications intelligence.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-60 Vol 1 Rev. 1

Originally the field encompassing both cryptography and cryptanalysis. Today, cryptology in the U.S. Government is the collection and/or exploitation of foreign communications and non-communications emitters, known as SIGINT; and solutions, products, and services, to ensure the availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation of national security telecommunications and information systems, known as IA.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-59 (Crypto Pub 1-0)

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary