NIST announces the draft release of Special Publication (SP) 800-56A, Recommendation for Pair-Wise Key-Establishment Schemes Using Discrete Logarithm Cryptography (Draft Revision).
August 20, 2012

NIST announces the release of draft revision of Special Publication 800-56ARecommendation for Pair-Wise Key Establishment Schemes Using Discrete Logarithm Cryptography. SP 800-56A specifies key-establishment schemes based on the discrete logarithm problem over finite fields and elliptic curves, including several variations of Diffie-Hellman and MQV key establishment schemes. The revision is made on the March 2007 version. The main changes are listed in Appendix D.

Please submit comments to with "Comments on SP 800-56A (Revision)" in the subject line. The comment period closes on October 31, 2012.

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