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Cryptographic Technology Group

Mission Statement

Research, develop, engineer, and standardize cryptographic algorithms, methods, and protocols.

Overview

The Cryptographic Technology Groupís (CTG) work in cryptographic mechanisms addresses topics such as hash algorithms, symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic techniques, key management, authentication, and random number generation. Strong cryptography is used to improve the security of information systems and the information they process. Users then take advantage of the availability of secure applications in the marketplace made possible by the appropriate use of standardized, high quality cryptography.

Selected Projects

Cryptographic Toolkit
Crypto Applications & Infrastructures
Crypto Research Projects
Key Management
NIST Randomness Beacon
SHA-3 Standard Development
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Group Manager

Mr. William (Tim) Polk
william.polk@nist.gov

Dr. Lily Chen (Acting)
lily.chen@nist.gov .