What is AES?

The Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, is a symmetric encryption algorithm that goes through several rounds of a symmetric key symmetric block cipher which allows the use of 128, 192, or 256-bit keys for more secure encryption. AES is impervious to all attacks except brute force attacks, but due to the amount of time and processing power, a brute force attack takes, AES is considered one of the most secure encryption algorithms by the United States government.