NIST's New Guidance Could Simplify Some Encryption

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New guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology could make it easier and less expensive for organizations to encrypt and decrypt some forms of data, including Social Security and credit card numbers.

Known as NIST Special Publication 800-38G, "Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation," the guidance specifies two techniques for format-preserving encryption, or FPE.

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