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Review of the Advanced Encryption Standard



Nicky Mouha, Morris Dworkin


The field of cryptography continues to advance at a very rapid pace, leading to new insights that may impact the security properties of cryptographic algorithms. The Crypto Publication Review Board ("the Board") has been established to identify publications to be reviewed. This report subjects the first standard to the review process: Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 197, which defines the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8319
Report Number


AES, block cipher, cryptography, FIPS 197, review, Rijndael, standardization


Mouha, N. and Dworkin, M. (2021), Review of the Advanced Encryption Standard, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created July 23, 2021, Updated November 29, 2022