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Recommendation for the Entropy Sources Used for Random Bit Generation

Published

Author(s)

Meltem Sonmez Turan, Elaine B. Barker, John M. Kelsey, Kerry A. McKay, Mary L. Baish, Mike Boyle

Abstract

This Recommendation specifies the design principles and requirements for the entropy sources used by Random Bit Generators, and the tests for the validation of entropy sources. These entropy sources are intended to be combined with Deterministic Random Bit Generator mechanisms that are specified in SP 800-90A to construct Random Bit Generators, as specified in SP 800-90C.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-90B
Report Number
800-90B

Keywords

Conditioning functions, entropy source, health testing, min-entropy, noise source, predictors, random number generators

Citation

Sonmez, M. , Barker, E. , Kelsey, J. , McKay, K. , Baish, M. and Boyle, M. (2018), Recommendation for the Entropy Sources Used for Random Bit Generation, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-90b (Accessed April 21, 2021)
Created January 10, 2018, Updated November 10, 2018