Security Cryptographer Skills

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What are the must-have skills for a Cryptographer?
Dec 27, 2018 in Career Counselling by Kapoor
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Some important and basic skills a Cryptographer should have are:

  • Knowledge of Computer architecture, data structures and algorithms
  • Good in Linear/matrix algebra and/or discrete mathematics
  • Good in Probability theory, information theory, complexity theory and number theory
  • Programming languages C, C++, Python, Java etc.
  • Knowledge of symmetric encryption, hash functions, message authentication codes (MAC), etc.
answered Dec 27, 2018 by Sinchita
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I cryptographer must have excellent cryptographic skills to decode and encode data. He should have a keen eye and creative thinking to find out cryptographic patterns which can be useful in decoding messages. Should have good logical thinking and should be good at programming.
answered Mar 12 by Esha
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Some of the key skills a cryptographer should have are listed below:

  • Basic understanding of major programming languages, i.e.: C, C++, Javaand 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.

answered Apr 9 by rashmi

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