Time to Standardize Threshold Schemes for Cryptographic Primitives

Published: April 10, 2019


Luis Brandao, Michael S. Davidson, Nicky W. Mouha, Apostol T. Vassilev


This bulletin summarizes the information found in NISTIR 8214: Threshold Schemes for Cryptographic Primitives. NIST is interested in promoting the security of implementations of cryptographic primitives. This security depends not only on the theoretical properties of the primitives but also on the ability to withstand attacks on their implementations. NISTIR 8214 provides an overview of threshold cryptographic schemes, which enable attaining desired security goals even if f out of n of its components are compromised.
Citation: ITL Bulletin -
NIST Pub Series: ITL Bulletin
Pub Type: NIST Pubs


threshold schemes, cryptographic primitives, threshold cryptography, intrusion tolerance, distributed systems, resistance to side-channel attacks, standards, validation
Created April 10, 2019, Updated April 09, 2019