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Guideline for Using Cryptographic Standards in the Federal Government: Cryptographic Mechanisms

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Author(s)

Elaine B. Barker

Abstract

This document is intended to provide guidance to the Federal Government for using cryptography and NIST's cryptographic standards to protect sensitive, but unclassified digitized information during transmission and while in storage. The cryptographic methods and services to be used are discussed. [Supersedes SP 800-21 2nd edition (December 2005): https://www.nist.gov/node/562661]
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - SP 800-175B
Report Number
SP 800-175B

Keywords

Asymmetric-key algorithm, authentication, confidentiality, cryptography, digital signatures, encryption, integrity, key agreement, key derivation, key management, key transport, key wrapping, message authentication codes, non-repudiation, Public Key Infrastructure, random bit generation, symmetric-key algorithm.

Citation

Barker, E. (2016), Guideline for Using Cryptographic Standards in the Federal Government: Cryptographic Mechanisms, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-175B (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created August 22, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018