Recommendation for Random Number Generation Using Deterministic Random Bit Generators

Published: January 23, 2012


Elaine B. Barker


[Superseded by SP 800-90A Revision 1 (June 2015):] This Recommendation specifies mechanisms for the generation of random bits using deterministic methods. The methods provided are based on either hash functions, block cipher algorithms or number theoretic problems.
Citation: Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-90A
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Pub Type: NIST Pubs

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deterministic random bit generator (DRBG), DRBG, entropy, hash function, random number generator
Created January 23, 2012, Updated March 23, 2018