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Publication Citation: Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

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Author(s): Morris J. Dworkin; Elaine B. Barker; James R. Nechvatal; James Foti; Lawrence E. Bassham; E Roback; James F. Dray Jr;
Title: Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
Published: November 26, 2001
Abstract: The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) specifies a FIPS-approved cryptographic algorithm that can be used to protect electronic data. The AES algorithm is a symmetric block cipher that can encrypt (encipher) and decrypt (decipher) information. Encryption converts data to an unintelligible form called ciphertext; decrypting the ciphertext converts the data back into its original form, called plaintext. The AES algorithm is capable of using cryptographic keys of 128, 192, and 256 bits to encrypt and decrypt data in blocks of 128 bits.
Citation: NIST FIPS - 197
Keywords: algorithm; block cipher; ciphertext; cryptographic algorithm; cryptographic keys; decryption; encryption
Research Areas: Federal Information Processing Standards
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