I am looking to symmetrically encrypt/decrypt information in a database. This info consists of short pieces of information, which need to be individually encrypted when a specific method is called.
I have been researching using AES_256 in GCM mode, but keep coming across the recommendation that I should not "roll my own cryptography protocol". see these links for examples
I need to actually incorporate the encrypting/decrypting in code.
Can I viably use GPG or PGP to encrypt/decrypt code, and if so how?
If not, any suggestions as to the best library to use for AES in GCM would be appreciated.