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AES-256 encryption: how does it protect our most sensitive data?

AES-256 encryption: how does it protect our most sensitive data?

You have certainly heard of AES-256. Commonly referred to as “military-graded” cipher, the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is essential in government cybersecurity, encryption, and electronic data protection. Its story started in 1997 when the American NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, made the older DES (Data Encryption Standard) retired. The mathematical base of the AES is an algorithm called “Rijndael” excelling in performance and flexibility developed by the Belgian cryptographers Daemen and Rijmen. For its success and robustness AES in its 256-bits version is widely used in a wide range of applications such as  such as wireless communication, financial transactions, e-business, encrypted data storage etc. Although it is […]

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