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What does DES stand for?

DES stands for Data Encryption Standard (US)

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  • Information technology (IT) and computers

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Other cryptographic algorithms currently validated by the CMVP are the Data Encryption Standard (DES), the Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES), the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA), the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1), and the Random Number Generator algorithm (RNG).
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) includes a 256-bit key; the previous Data Encryption Standard (DES), which the government adopted in 1977, used a 56-bit key and was surpassed by the 128-bit encryption adopted in the private sector in the early 1990s.
Known as the Data Encryption Standard (DES), this method is used routinely by many banks and financial institutions to protect electronic funds transfers and credit-card transactions.
Following a recommendation from the federal government's National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Secretary of Commerce has revised the Data Encryption Standard, which federal agencies and others use to scramble sensitive information.