Date Added: Jul 2008
The National Institute of Standards and Technology defines the standard for strong encryption, and provides a rigorous testing process for software vendors. This paper discusses why this is important to Enterprise security. This paper is designed to introduce the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and how it is used to secure sensitive data. This is intended as an introduction to AES and is not an exhaustive history or explanation about cryptography. One will find links later in this paper to help explore the subject in more detail.