[cryptography] Recommendations for glossary of cryptographic terms

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Sat Jul 6 11:54:18 EDT 2013


There is one I mostly wrote, with links to others, here:
http://www.freeswan.org/freeswan_trees/freeswan-2.06/doc/glossary.html

That is about 15 years old and incomplete since it covered only things
relevant to that project's work. However, it is freely available and may
be somewhat useful.

On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 5:50 PM, Kevin W. Wall <kevin.w.wall at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am trying to wrap of the writing of the cryptography section
> of the new OWASP Dev Guide 2013 and rather than writing all
> my definitions, my thought was to just refer to some good
> glossary of cryptographic terms rather than doing all that work
> over again (and probably not as well).
>
> Does anyone have any recommendations for one that would
> be understandable by most in the development community
> who have little or now understanding of cryptography?
>
> At a minimum, the glossary needs to be searchable. Ideally,
> it would allow the ability to link to a specific term.  There are
> quite few that I've looked at (and obviously even more that
> I haven't), but thought someone might be able to recommend
> something that would be suitable for the development community.
>
> Note that I am hoping that there will be some consensus that
> will develop rather than getting 20 different recommendations from
> 15 different people, but if you have one that you've created,
> don't let you dissuade you from recommending it.
>
> Thanks,
> -kevin
> P.S.- If there are any takers in reviewing this once I've completed the
>      initial draft, please let me know off-list. It's looking like it will be
>      somewhere between 12-15 pages when I'm finished. You will be
>      given appropriate credit.  Thanks!
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