Issue No. 02 - Feb. (2014 vol. 47)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2014.47
Apostol Vassilev , National Institute of Standards and Technology
Timothy A. Hall , National Institute of Standards and Technology
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.
Entropy, Cryptography, NIST, Generators, Random processes
A. Vassilev and T. A. Hall, "The Importance of Entropy to Information Security," in Computer, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 78-81, 2014.