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Encrypting the Internet of Things


Encryption , Technology

Encrypting the Internet of Things NIST: Specially Designed Cryptography Needed for Small Computing Devices Eric Chabrow (GovInfoSecurity) • September 6, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is moving ahead with an initiative to create standards for cryptographic algorithms for small computing devices, such as those found in automobiles, control systems, smart grids and the Internet of Things.

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NIST last month issued a draft report, Interagency Report 8114: Report on Lightweight Cryptography, which provides an overview of its lightweight cryptography project and describes plans to standardize these algorithms.

Cryptographic algorithms designed to secure large computer devices - servers, desktops, tablets and smart phones - don't necessarily scale downward to function effectively on smaller devices - think embedded systems, radio frequency...(continued)

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