Random: Meaning in Everyday Life and in Science
Too Long; Didn't ReadMerriam-Webster defines “random” as made, done or chosen at random. However, there is a difference in human perception of randomness and the true meaning of random. People are very bad at recognizing randomness in everyday life. Scientific methodologies were developed to minimise human erroneous perception of (non)randomness. Meaning, methodology enforces the statistical definition of random as something unpredictable, i.e. coming from chaos and uncertainty. In cybersecurity, randomness is not something to avoid. Instead, random means secure so cryptographers must generate random bits at will.