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Automated Cryptographic Validation (ACV) Testing



Apostol T. Vassilev, Larry Feldman, Gregory A. Witte


This bulletin summarizes the NIST Automated Cryptographic Validation (ACV) Testing project. NIST selects and standardizes cryptographic algorithms as NIST-approved for use within the U.S. Federal Government. The Computer Security Division specifies the relative strength of various cryptographic algorithms and describes contexts where the use of those algorithms may or may not be suitable.
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Automated Cryptographic Validation Testing, ACV, cryptographic algorithms, FIPS 140


Vassilev, A. , Feldman, L. and Witte, G. (2018), Automated Cryptographic Validation (ACV) Testing, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 25, 2024)


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Created September 24, 2018