public key cryptography

What is public key cryptography?

public key cryptography meaning in Internet terms is Definition: A branch of cryptography in which a cryptographic system or algorithms use two uniquely linked keys: a public key and a private key (a key pair).
Synonym(s): asymmetric cryptography, public key encryption
Adapted from: CNSSI 4009, FIPS 140-2, InCommon Glossary


reference: Glossary | National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies