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The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES): Raising the Bar for Cryptography

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Author(s)

William E. Burr

Abstract

This paper describes how the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) selected the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), a new standard symmetric key encryption algorithm that has been adopted for use by the U.S. Federal Government, for Standards and Technology (NIST). The paper also describes the NIST follow-on efforts to bring other federal cryptographic standards up to the same level of strength as AES and to update and extend the NIST standard cryptographic modes of operation.
Citation
IEEE Security & Privacy
Volume
1
Issue
2
Created April 1, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017