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NIST proposes revisions to guidelines on 'keys' for encryption

By Rick Weber / March 11, 2020

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued draft revisions to guidelines on generating “keys” for encrypted data, a move that comes as tech companies are increasingly relying on encryption to secure data both in transit and at rest.

The revised NIST guidelines, “Special Publication 800-133: Recommendations for Cryptographic Key Generation,” focus on the use of symmetric encryption keys which can be used both to protect data and remove those protections.

“This revision provides a method for determining...

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