List of cryptographers

See also: Category:Cryptographers for an exhaustive list.


Pre twentieth century

World War I and World War II Wartime Cryptographers

Other pre-computer


See also: Category:Modern cryptographers for an exhaustive list.

Symmetric-key algorithm inventors

Asymmetric-key algorithm inventors


Algorithmic number theorists


Government cryptographers

  • Clifford Cocks, UK, GCHQ, secret inventor of the algorithm later known as RSA.
  • James H. Ellis, UK, GCHQ, secretly proved the possibility of asymmetric encryption.
  • Malcolm Williamson, UK, GCHQ, secret inventor of the protocol later known as Diffie-Hellman.

Cryptographer businesspeople

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