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Security Components and Mechanisms

We integrate and apply security technologies, standards, guidelines and best practices for computing platforms and information systems.

Overview

The Security Components and Mechanisms (SCM) Group’s security research focuses on the development and management of foundational building-block security mechanisms and techniques that can be integrated into a wide variety of mission-critical U.S. information systems. The group’s work spans a spectrum from near-term hardening and improvement to the design and analysis of next-generation, leapahead security capabilities. Computer security depends fundamentally on the level of trust that can be established for computer software and systems. This work, therefore, focuses strongly on assurance building activities ranging from the analysis of software configuration settings to advanced trust architectures to testing tools that surface flaws in software modules.

For more information regarding the The Security Components and Mechanisms Group, visit the CSRC website.

Projects / Programs

Publications

FIPS 140-3 Adopts ISO/IEC Standards

Author(s)
Kim B. Schaffer
This bulletin summarizes the information found in FIPS 140-3: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules which is applicable to all federal agencies that

Browser Fingerprinting using Combinatorial Sequence Testing

Author(s)
Bernhard Garn, Dimitris Simos, Stefan Zimmer, David R. Kuhn, Raghu N. Kacker
In this paper, we propose an approach for browser fingerprinting using their behavior during the TLS 1.2 handshake with a server. Using combinatorial methods,

Rethinking Distributed Ledger Technology

Author(s)
David R. Kuhn, Dylan J. Yaga, Jeffrey M. Voas
Blockchains were designed to solve the problem of double-spending in cryptocurrencies, and the success of the Bitcoin design has generated vastly more interest

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