AES ANNOUNCEMENT: Monday, October 2, 2000

    Date29 Sep 2000
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    It appears the winner of the new encryption standard to replace DES will be announced on Monday. "The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been working with industry and the cryptographic community to develop an Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). . . . It appears the winner of the new encryption standard to replace DES will be announced on Monday. "The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been working with industry and the cryptographic community to develop an Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). The overall goal is to develop a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) that specifies an encryption algorithm(s) capable of protecting sensitive government information well into the next century. The algorithm(s) is expected to be used by the U.S. Government and, on a voluntary basis, by the private sector."
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