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Cryptographic Protection for the Twenty-First Century

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Author(s)

Elaine B. Barker

Abstract

In 2000, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced the selection of a new encryption algorithm that will be used to protect sensitive (unclassified) government information. This algorithm, to be proposed as the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), is the result of work conducted by NIST and the international cryptographic community since 1997. The AES is intended to replace the Data Encryption Standard (DES) that was adopted in 1977 and is now considered to be inadequate to protect today's information. However, the AES will not be used alone, but as part of a cryptographic standards toolkit of algorithms and protocols to provide security for various applications and environments.
Citation
Electronic Publication
Volume
3
Issue
No. 5

Keywords

advanced encryption standard, AES, authentication, cryptography, digital signatures, encryption, hashing algorithm, key management, modes of operation

Citation

Barker, E. (2001), Cryptographic Protection for the Twenty-First Century, Electronic Publication, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=151233, internal:/None (Accessed February 21, 2024)
Created March 1, 2001, Updated February 17, 2017