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

Published: August 22, 2016


Elaine B. Barker


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):]
Citation: Special Publication (NIST SP) - SP 800-175B
Report Number:
SP 800-175B
Pub Type: NIST Pubs


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.
Created August 22, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018