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Cryptographic Technology

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

Overview

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

Publications

2020 Cybersecurity and Privacy Annual Report

Author(s)
Patrick D. O'Reilly, Kristina Rigopoulos, Larry Feldman, Greg Witte
During Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020), from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020, the NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Cybersecurity and Privacy

Development of the Advanced Encryption Standard

Author(s)
Miles E. Smid, James Foti
Strong cryptographic algorithms are essential for the protection of stored and transmitted data throughout the world. This publication discusses the development

Encounter Metrics and Exposure Notification

Author(s)
Rene Peralta, Angela Robinson
We discuss the measurement of aggregate levels of encounters in a population, a concept we call encounter metrics. Encounter metrics are designed so that they

Awards