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Advanced Encryption Standard

Acronym(s):
AES
Definition(s):

  A U.S. Government-approved cryptographic algorithm that can be used to protect electronic data. The AES algorithm is a symmetric block cipher that can encrypt (encipher) and decrypt (decipher) information.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (Adapted from FIPS 197)

Synonym(s):

None

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