What does a Cryptographer do?

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What are the roles and responsibilities of a Cryptographer?
Dec 27, 2018 in Career Counselling by Kapoor
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It is different for different companies because every company works in a different way and have different priorities. But for a brief idea, I am listing the common roles and responsibilities:

  • Responsible to see that important information is not subjected to interception, copying, modification and/or deletion 
  • Responsible to evaluate, analyze and target weaknesses in cryptographic security systems and algorithms
  • Design systems to provide security
  • Prevent Vulnerabilities
  • Analyze data and solve security problems
  • Learn and test new cryptology theories and applications
  • Find out vulnerabilities in communication systems
  • Securely encrypt financial data and transaction details
  • Encode/Decode cryptic messages and coding systems for military and/or other government agencies
  • Assist government departments 
answered Dec 27, 2018 by Giri
So what kind of tools can be used for this?
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These below are few key duties:

  • Cryptographers analyze and decipher encrypted data to assist law enforcement or government agencies in solving crime, threats or security concerns.
  • Build models for safe data transfer and communication, with good analytical skills.
  • Cryptographers may analyze and decipher encryption systems as well as develop new encryption algorithms.
  • Test models for accuracy and reliability.
answered Apr 3 by Nithin
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These are some of the roles and duties of a cryptographer listed below:

  • Cryptographers apply mathematical theories to solve problems in various industries, including engineering, business, and science. 
  • Cryptographers may analyze and decipher encryption systems as well as develop new encryption algorithms. 
  • They may develop statistical or mathematical models to analyze data and come up with methods to correct problems. They also test these models for accuracy and reliability.
answered Jul 3 by Gitika
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