AES Resulted in a $250 Billion Economic Benefit

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Source: Schneier
AES Resulted in a 0 Billion Economic Benefit

NIST has released a new study concluding that the AES encryption standard has resulted in a $250 billion world-wide economic benefit over the past twenty years. I have no idea how to even begin to assess the quality of the study and its conclusions — it’s all in the 150-page report, though — but I do like the pretty block diagram of AES on the report’s cover.

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