The post in a nutshell:
The cryptologist provides expertise on the specification, use and operational implementation of cryptographic means to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of data. The cryptologist intervenes in particular within research laboratories in the private or public sector, his activities depending on the context.
Equivalent title: Expert in cryptography, Cryptographer
- Ensure knowledge of the use of cryptographic products (software libraries, hardware equipment)
- Realize the secure implementation of cryptographic algorithms
- Perform a security assessment of the implementation of cryptography in a given context
- Ensure scientific and technical monitoring work on the subject
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- Mastery of cryptography
- Cybersecurity technology watch and trend study
- Ability to define procedures
- Ability to integrate into networks to practice technology watch
Description of the profession in the ANSSI directory
The evolution of the latest advances on the question of the feasibility of quantum computers raises an unidentified threat to the cryptographic algorithms currently used. The cryptologist must therefore increasingly keep abreast of current developments in the field of post-quantum cryptography.
How to access into the job?
Education: Bac+5 to doctorate
Our Master program is adapted to professions with supervising responsibilities and addresses specific cybersecurity requirements. It allows you to deepen and refine your knowledge and skills in one of our 3 specialisations: Information Technology (IT), Industrial (OT) or Management of Cybersecurity Operations (SOC).
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