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Conference Report First Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Candidate Conference, Ventura, CA, August 20-22, 1998

Published

Author(s)

E Roback, Morris J. Dworkin

Abstract

On August 20-22, 1998, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sponsored the First Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Candidate Conference in Ventura, CA. At this conference fifteen candidate symmetricwhich have been accepted by NIST as formal candidates in the AES development process were announced. The submitter of each algorithm provided a briefing of their algorithm, addressing design philosophy, performance estimates and ancillary issues. This conference served as the initiation of the public review period for analysis of the candidate algorithms. Reducing the field to five or fewer finalists that will undergo more intensive scrutiny is the goal of this first round of evaluation efforts. Finalists will be identified by the end of the summer of 1999. NIST eventually will propose that one of the 15 algorithms be adopted as the AES to protect sensitive government information well into the next century. The AES, which will also be available for use by the private sector, will replace the existing Data Encryption Standard.
Proceedings Title
RSA Laboratories; Cryptobytes and IEEE Newsletter
Volume
104 No. 1
Conference Dates
August 20-22, 1998
Conference Title
First Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Candidate Conference Report

Keywords

advanced encryption standard, communications security, computer security, cryptography, data encryption standard, encryption, information technology

Citation

Roback, E. and Dworkin, M. (1999), Conference Report First Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Candidate Conference, Ventura, CA, August 20-22, 1998, RSA Laboratories; Cryptobytes and IEEE Newsletter (Accessed August 12, 2022)
Created January 1, 1999, Updated February 17, 2017