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John Dooley

Knox College
Computer Science
Hide that Message! - The Advanced Encryption Standard
In November, 2001, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued the new federal Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). This symmetric block cipher will eventually replace the 25-year old Data Encryption Standard (DES) for all non-classified government data and will likely become the de factor encryption standard for most of industry. This talk examines the selection process for the AES, talks about its design, security features, and examines a few cryptanalytic attacks on the new cipher.
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