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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.

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Recommendation for Cryptographic Key Generation

Author(s)
Elaine B. Barker, Allen L. Roginsky
Cryptography is often used in an information technology security environment to protect data that is sensitive, has a high value, or is vulnerable to