Learning Objectives

- Understand what encryption is

- Understand why encryption is important

- Understand and be able to use some encrpytion methods

 

Some important words

Cryptography - The study of secret codes

Code breaker - Someone who works out secret code

Encryption - Converting a message into a secret code - scrambling it so that no one can read it

Cipher - The scrambled up message that to look at doesnt make much sense

Decryption / Decipher- Unscrabling a secret code so that it is meaningful

Key - The method or system of encryting and decrypting a message

 

  Mr Makepeace