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CHIPS Articles: Final: Guidance for Cryptographic Standards in the Federal Government: Cryptographic Mechanisms

Final: Guidance for Cryptographic Standards in the Federal Government: Cryptographic Mechanisms
By CHIPS Magazine - April 2, 2020
Recently, the National Institute of Standards and Technology published Special Publication (SP) 800-175B Revision 1, Guideline for Using Cryptographic Standards in the Federal Government: Cryptographic Mechanisms. This guidance is part of a series of documents that provides recommendations for protecting sensitive, unclassified digitized information using cryptography and NIST’s cryptographic standards. The document discusses cryptographic methods and services and refers to the recently published strategy for deprecating the Triple Data Encryption Algorithm (TDEA), NIST officials wrote.

Network and data security are essential in today's environment of increasingly open and interconnected systems, networks, mobile devices, not to mention the Wild West of devices in the internet of things realm. Critical security services include confidentiality, identity authentication, data integrity authentication, source authentication, and the support of non-repudiation, NIST wrote. Cryptographic techniques can offer such protection for data that is sensitive, has high value, or is vulnerable to unauthorized disclosure or undetected modification during transmission or while in storage.

Download SP 800-175B Revision 1:
SP 800-175B Rev. 1 (DOI)
NIST Download

Other Parts of this Publication:
SP 800-175A

Supersedes: SP 800-175B (08/22/2016)

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