ISO and IEC Develop New Standard

May 08, 2009

ISO and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have jointly developed a new standard that defines authenticated encryption mechanisms that provide an optimum level of security. The standard, ISO/IEC 19772, Information technology – Security techniques – Authenticated encryption, specifies six encryption methods (based on a block cipher algorithm) that can be used to ensure: data confidentiality (protecting against unauthorized disclosure of data), data integrity (enabling recipients to verify that the data has not been modified), and data origin authentication (helping recipients to verify the identity of the data).