Block Size

Block Size definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): The number of bits in an input (or output) block of the block cipher.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-38A

For a given block cipher, the fixed length of the input (or output) bit strings.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-38B

The bit length of an input (or output) block of the block cipher.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-38C

For a given block cipher and key, the fixed length of the input (or output) bit strings.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-38D
NIST SP 800-38F

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary