Encode is to convert plaintext to ciphertext by means of a code. This is done to prevent important information from getting into the wrong hands. Encoding scrambles letters and numbers around to only be converted back to plaintext with the proper key.

Synonyms: Encipher, encrypt

Source: CNSSI 4009

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