Federal Agency Reviewing Encryption Standards

The federal agency charged with recommending cybersecurity standards said that it would reopen the public vetting process for an encryption standard, after reports that the National Security Agency had written the standard and could break it. “We want to assure the I.T. cybersecurity community that the transparent, public process used to rigorously vet our standards is still in place,” The National Institute of Standards and Technology said in a public statement.