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Federal Inf. Process. Stds. (NIST FIPS)

Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules

Author(s)
Michael J. Cooper, Kim B. Schaffer
The selective application of technological and related procedural safeguards is an important responsibility of every federal organization in providing adequate

Secure Hash Standard

Author(s)
Quynh H. Dang
This standard specifies hash algorithms that can be used to generate digests of messages. The digests are used to detect whether messages have been changed

Digital Signature Standard (DSS)

Author(s)
Elaine B. Barker
This Standard specifies a suite of algorithms that can be used to generate a digital signature. Digital signatures are used to detect unauthorized modifications

Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

Author(s)
Morris J. Dworkin, Elaine B. Barker, James R. Nechvatal, James Foti, Lawrence E. Bassham, E. Roback, James F. Dray Jr.
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) specifies a FIPS-approved cryptographic algorithm that can be used to protect electronic data. The AES algorithm is a

Escrowed Encryption Standard

Author(s)
Miles E. Smid
[Withdrawn October 19, 2015] This standard specifies an encryption/decryption algorithm and a Law Enforcement Access Field (LEAF) creation method which may be

Automated Password Generator (APG)

Author(s)
Charles Dinkel
[Withdrawn on October 19, 2015] The Automated Password Generator Standard specifies an algorithm to generate passwords for the protection of computer resources