Cryptographic Technology

We research, develop, engineer, and produce guidelines, recommendations and best practices for cryptographic algorithms, methods, and protocols.


The Cryptographic Technology (CT) Group’s work in cryptographic mechanisms addresses topics such as hash algorithms, symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic techniques, key management, authentication, and random number generation. Strong cryptography is used to improve the security of information systems and the information they process. Users then take advantage of the availability of secure applications in the marketplace made possible by the appropriate use of standardized, high quality cryptography.

For more information regarding the Cryptographic Technology  Group, visit the CSRC website.

Projects / Programs


  • General Information:
    Lily Chen
    Phone: 301-975-6974
    Fax: 301-975-8670

    100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8930
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8930