Fed Adoption of Encryption Standard May Spread Slowly

    Date17 Dec 2001
    CategoryCryptography
    2910
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The federal government's recent decision to adopt the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for securing sensitive information will trigger a move from the current, aging Data Encryption Standard (DES) in the private sector, users and analysts said. But don't expect it to . . . The federal government's recent decision to adopt the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for securing sensitive information will trigger a move from the current, aging Data Encryption Standard (DES) in the private sector, users and analysts said. But don't expect it to happen overnight, they added. Technology standards bodies representing industries such as financial services and banking need to approve AES as well, and that will take time. And products such as wireless devices and virtual private networks that incorporate AES have yet to be developed. Corporations using Triple DES technologies, which offer much stronger forms of encryption than DES, will have to wait until low-cost AES implementations become available before a migration to the new standard makes sense from a price perspective.

    "AES will likely not replace more than 30% of DES operations before 2004," said John Pescatore, an analyst at Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner Inc.

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