The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released an online document that discussed methods of format-preserving encryption in an effort to secure credit card and health information of citizens.
NIST said Tuesday its “Special Publication 800-38G, Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation: Methods for Format-Preserving Encryption” addressed issues such as sensitive information management among software packages.
Morris Dworkin, author of the publication, noted that the new FPE methods cater to both binary and conventional numbers to produce a result in equal length as the other.
NIST added that the publication describes ways to transform a digit code that is indecipherable to hackers that is identical.
The publication is available on the company’s website.