Recommendation for Random Number Generation Using Deterministic Random Bit Generators

Published: August 13, 2015


Elaine B. Barker, Larry Feldman, Gregory A. Witte


This bulletin summarizes the information presented in NIST SP 800-90A, Revision 1. The publication specifies mechanisms for the generation of random bits using deterministic methods. The methods provided are based on either hash functions or block cipher algorithms.
Citation: ITL Bulletin -
NIST Pub Series: ITL Bulletin
Pub Type: NIST Pubs

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Deterministic Random Bit Generator (DRBG), entropy, hash function, random number generator
Created August 13, 2015, Updated February 19, 2017