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Difference between AES-256 and AES-256 FIPS-2

Posted on 2014-03-18
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we need to encrypt our devices (laptops,USB sticks,etc) and im not sure which algorhythm to choose.

AES-256 or AES-256 FIPS-2? what are the pros and contras for each one?
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by:helpfinder
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in short - AES is a standard, FIPS is a certification that proves product is tested and certified according standards
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by:DukewillNukem
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yes,but shall we choose this standard or another one? since AES has been around for quite some time...
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if you can choose then go for AES-256 FIPS-2
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by:DukewillNukem
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will choose that one then. is it also good for  ISO/IEC 27001:2013 ?
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Rich Rumble earned 500 total points
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The FIPS "versions" of aes on windows change the underlying algorithms or the modules themselves: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc750357.aspx
Some modules in Windows are FIPS certified, others aren't, but they can do AES-256.
-rich
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