Category: Cryptography


Cryptography 101

Cryptography sounds like a new word, but it is actually Greek for “secret writing.” The concept of cryptography is also even older, since the Egyptians used nonstandard hieroglyphics from 1900 B.C. In a certain sense, the concept of writing was a way to communicate in secret, since those who did not know how to read could not understand what was being communicated. Today cryptography allows us to take the existing business and social constructs of the face-to-face world and to adapt them to the world of networks. For most people, they are not aware of the role cryptography plays in