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



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.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-175Brev1
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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 (PKI), random bit generation, symmetric-key algorithm.
Created March 31, 2020, Updated May 31, 2020