What Is Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and How Is it Related to NIST?

Our digital age is rooted in the exchange of data, and therefore security of that data. Obfuscation, or encryption, has served as the backbone of that security for decades. As threats have evolved and attackers have found new and more sophisticated ways to break encryptions, it has been up to experts to provide solutions. In… Read More

What Are Digital Signatures and How Do They Work?

In traditional document management, we have several ways to authenticate the legitimacy of information–a signature, a watermark, etc. In digital spaces, we don’t readily have these tools to use. That fact, along with the reality that any piece of information can be copied ad infinitum, made authentication a challenge that security experts needed to solve. … Read More

Post-Quantum Cryptography and the Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act

Quantum computing has long been a theoretical idea with limited practical application. The only usable quantum computers were only available to cutting-edge researchers supported by massive corporations or government-funded universities.  As time has passed, however, these researchers have begun to make massive strides in making quantum computing realizable in a way that could impact modern… Read More