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ITSO Approved Cryptographic Algorithms


Virginia Tech departments conducting federally funded research must use NIST-approved cryptographic algorithms. However, the IT Security Office has approved other well-regarded cryptographic algorithms for other use cases. If you are not protecting data that is required to use NIST-approved algorithms, then you may also use these ITSO-approved algorithms.

ITSO-Approved Cryptographic Algorithms

If not conducting federally funded research and do not wish to use NIST-approved cryptographic algorithms, use one of the following ITSO-approved cryptographic algorithms:


If you have questions, please contact the Virginia Tech IT Security Office at for a consultation.