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New study: Algorithms, Key Sizes and Parameters Report-protecting sensitive data

Published on October 29, 2013

ENISA has published a new report which collates a series of recommendations for algorithms, keysizes, and parameter recommendations. It addresses the need for a minimum level of requirements for cryptography across European Union (EU) Member States (MSs) in their effort to protect personal and sensitive data of the citizens.


The document deals with cryptographic protective measures that are applicable within the frame of EC Regulation on data breach notification. This is the first report consisting of recommendations addressing cryptographic algorithms, sizes and parameters published by ENISA.  It should be noted that this is a technical document addressed to decision makers, specialists designing and implementing cryptographic solutions.


This set of recommendations is complementing another study soon to be published by ENISA that provides an easy to read and understand context for non-speciallized parties and which places the notions of information security in the context of personal data protection framework.


For full technical report: Algorithms, Key Sizes and Parameters Report



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