November 29, 2020
NIST proposes revisions to guidelines on 'keys' for encryption
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...