Patrick Gallagher: Advisory Panel to Review NIST’s Cryptographic Guidance

Patrick Gallagher

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has formed a new advisory committee to review the agency’s cryptographic guidance, Fedscoop reported Wednesday.

Billy Mitchell writes the committee includes Vint Cerf of Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Steve Lipner of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Ellen Richey of Visa (NASDAQ: V) and Ron Rivest of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Patrick Gallagher, NIST director, said the agency aims to further its goal of protecting the country’s information technology infrastructure through a “strong cryptography.”

The panel will work to assess NIST’s cryptographic standards and provide results for the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology’s cybersecurity subcommittee to present at a meeting on June 11, according to the report.

Mitchell writes VCAT officials will submit implementation proposals to NIST based on the panel’s findings.

The agency helped author the White House’s draft cyber framework, which became public earlier this year.

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