NSA pushes elliptic-curve cryptography to secure small devices

Tuesday, 14 August 2007, 2:09 AM EST

The cryptographic security standards used in public-key infrastructures, RSA and Diffie-Hellman, were introduced in the 1970s. And although they havenít been cracked, their time could be running out.

Thatís one reason the National Security Agency wants to move to elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC) for cybersecurity by 2010, the year the National Institute of Standards and Technology plans to recommend all government agencies move to ECC, said Dickie George, technology director at NSAís information assurance directorate.

At GCN.

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