ITAS 663 AIU Online Advanced Encryption Standard

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ITAS 663 AIU Online Advanced Encryption Standard

 

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created a procedure to select a symmetric-key encryption algorithm to protect sensitive federal information. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is a standard used by the U.S. government. It was announced by NIST after 5 years of a standardization process, in which many designs were evaluated before the solution was selected.

  • Based on your understanding of how AES was chosen, what is your opinion of the criteria used?
  • Why do you think these criteria were important?
  • What do you think about the effectiveness and ease of use of AES?