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Issue No. 02 - Feb. (2014 vol. 47)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 78-81
Apostol Vassilev , National Institute of Standards and Technology
Timothy A. Hall , National Institute of Standards and Technology
ABSTRACT
True randomness can't be left to chance. Adopting improved entropy sources that feed into good deterministic random bit generators, together with rigorous estimation of available entropy, will help achieve the guarantees promised by cryptography to protect sensitive information.
INDEX TERMS
Entropy, Cryptography, NIST, Generators, Random processes,deterministic random bit generators, security, information security, cryptography, entropy, pseudorandom number generators
CITATION
Apostol Vassilev, Timothy A. Hall, "The Importance of Entropy to Information Security", Computer, vol. 47, no. , pp. 78-81, Feb. 2014, doi:10.1109/MC.2014.47
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