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, 2019 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, 2019 by Gitika
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