Skills of a Cryptologist

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I have got 2 questions in mind for which I think the answer will be same. What skills should I have to become a Cryptologist/ What skills does a Cryptologist have?
Dec 26, 2018 in Career Counselling by Vidhyut
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  • Knowledge of Computer architecture
  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Mathematical knowledge (Excellent in Linear/matrix algebra and/or discrete mathematics)
  • Excellence in Probability theory, information theory, complexity theory and number theory
  • Programming languages like C, C++, Python, Java etc
  • Deep knowledge in Cryptographical concepts (Encryption, Decryption, Hashing etc)
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answered Dec 26, 2018 by Dara
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The key skills a Cryptologist should have are Good communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. And on the technical side, he/she will have to use/implement cryptic methods so the additional skills required are advanced computer skills, and knowledge of scientific, analytical, and programming software. 

answered Feb 22, 2019 by Sharan

edited Feb 22, 2019
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A cryptographer should have skills as listed below:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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answered Apr 9, 2019 by amrita
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These are the skills you should have as Cryptologist:

  • Basic understanding of major programming languages, i.e.: C, C++, Java, and Python
  • Strong math skills; discrete mathematics, linear, and/or matrix algebra
  • Basic understanding of complexity theory, information theory, and number theory
  • Knowledge in encryption, digital signatures, key exchange
  • Symmetric Cryptography: knowledge of hash functions, message authentication codes, and symmetric encryption
  • Skilled in algorithms and data structures
answered Jul 25, 2019 by Gitika
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