NSA-Approved Cryptography

NSA-Approved Cryptography definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): Cryptography that consists of: (i) an approved algorithm; (ii) an implementation that has been approved for the protection of classified information in a particular environment; and (iii) a supporting key management infrastructure.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4)

Cryptography that consists of: (i) an approved algorithm; (ii) an implementation that has been approved for the protection of classified information and/or controlled unclassified information in a particular environment; and (iii) a supporting key management infrastructure.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary