NSA to reopen encryption standard vetting process

Wednesday 11 September 2013 | 19:49 CET | News
The National Security Agency will reopen the public vetting process for an encryption standard, after reports that the agency that wrote the cybersecurity standard could also break it, reported a New York Times blog. "We want to assure the I.T. cybersecurity community that the transparent public process used to rigorously vet our standards is still in place," The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) said in a public statement. The announcement followed published reports from The New York Times, The Guardian and ProPublica on 5 September concerning the NSA's actions to hinder

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Please note that it is NIST, not the NSA, that is reopening the vetting process.
c b @ 12/9/2013 - 15:59

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