CISSP Question of the Day – 8-3-2016

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Today’s CISSP question topic: Encryption

In 2001 NIST selected a replacement for DES, the Data Encryption Standard. The new algorithm is specified in the Advanced Encryption Standard. It operates on 128-bit blocks of data with key lengths of 128, 192 or 256 bits. What is the name of the family of algorithms selected by NIST?

  1. Twofish
  2. Blowfish
  3. Serpent
  4. Whirlpool
  5. Rijndael
  6. RC6
  7. IDEA
  8. MARS



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Colin Weaver is co-owner and lead instructor at ITdojo, Inc., a network security and information assurance training center and consulting firm located in Virginia Beach, VA. His passion for technology, networks, and security has led him to become enthralled with the idea of IPv6 and its implementation. In this blog he will share with you glimpses of what he has learned and a hint at what you’ll learn in his classes.