Tuesday, November 19, 2013

NSA revelations cause NIST Review of Guidance Methods

NIST Launches Review of Guidance Methods - GovInfoSecurity: "Noting that its integrity has been questioned, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched a formal review on how it develops cryptographic standards because of concerns that the National Security Agency might have corrupted its cryptography guidance. "Our mission is to protect the nation's IT infrastructure and information through strong cryptography," NIST says in a statement issued late Nov. 1. "We cannot carry out that mission without the trust and assistance of the world's cryptographic experts. We're committed to continually earning that trust.". . ." (read more at link above)

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