IT543 Assn 2


  • Identify the major people and organizations involved in the development of cryptographic standards.
  • Examine the role of technology in the evolution of cryptography.
  • Evaluate symmetric key cryptography, including the implementation of at least one symmetrical algorithm.
  • Explain the role symmetric algorithms play in securing network protocols.

Course Outcome:

IT543-2: Evaluate various cryptographic methods.

Standards, Symmetric Encryption, and the Development of AES

Assignment Instructions:

Write a 5- to 7-page paper outlining the development of encryption standards, highlighting recent developments and the state of standards today. Identify at least three different standards currently in use today. Expound on their origins and development. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches and cite your sources. Discuss the importance and impact of these standards.