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April 28, 2021

NIST's NCCoE has published "Getting Ready for Post-Quantum Cryptography: Exploring Challenges Associated with Adopting and Using Post-Quantum Cryptographic Algorithms."

April 12, 2021

The NCCoE is requesting comments on a new Draft Project Description, "Automation of the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP)." Public comments may be submitted through May 12, 2021.

March 29, 2021

Ten finalists are moving to the final round of the Lightweight Cryptography Standardization process.

February 26, 2021

The NCCoE is requesting comments on a new Draft Project Description, "Addressing Visibility Challenges with TLS 1.3." Public comments may be submitted through March 29, 2021.

February 9, 2021

NIST has published NISTIR 8301, "Blockchain Networks: Token Design and Management Overview."

October 29, 2020

NIST has published Special Publication (SP) 800-208, "Recommendation for Stateful Hash-Based Signature Schemes."

September 29, 2020

Draft NISTIR 8301, "Blockchain Networks: Token Design and Management Overview," is now available for comment through October 30, 2020.

August 3, 2020

NIST provides considerations for secure file exchanges.

July 22, 2020

NIST is announcing the third round finalists of the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Process. More details are included in NISTIR 8309.

July 7, 2020

NIST has published NISTIR 8214A, "NIST Roadmap Toward Criteria for Threshold Schemes for Cryptographic Primitives."

June 30, 2020

NIST has published Special Publication 800-77 Revision 1, "Guide to IPsec VPNs"

June 4, 2020

NIST announces the publication of NIST SP 800-133 Revision 2, "Recommendation for Cryptographic Key Generation."

May 26, 2020

NIST has posted a draft Cybersecurity White Paper, "Getting Ready for Post-Quantum Cryptography: Explore Challenges Associated with Adoption and Use of Post-Quantum Cryptographic Algorithms." The public comment period ends...

May 4, 2020

NIST has updated its key management guidance by publishing SP 800-57 Part 1 Revision 5, "Recommendation for Key Management: Part 1 – General."

April 23, 2020

NIST has published "Mitigating the Risk of Software Vulnerabilities by Adopting a Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF)," a new NIST Cybersecurity White Paper.

March 31, 2020

NIST publishes Revision 1 of SP 800-175B, "Guideline for Using Cryptographic Standards in the Federal Government: Cryptographic Mechanisms."

March 24, 2020

NIST is requesting comments on Draft SP 800-56C Revision 2, "Recommendation for Key-Derivation Methods in Key-Establishment Schemes."  The public comment period ends May 15, 2020.

March 20, 2020

NIST has published seven documents in the SP 800-140x subseries--supporting documents for FIPS 140-3 and the Cryptographic Module Validation Program.

March 5, 2020

Draft SP 800-133 Revision 2, "Recommendation for Cryptographic Key Generation," is available for comment. The comment period closes April 17, 2020.

October 9, 2019

NIST has released the Draft Special Publication (SP) 800-140x subseries for public comment. They directly support FIPS 140-3 and the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP). Comments are due by December 9, 2019.

October 8, 2019

NIST releases Draft SP 800-57 Part 1 Revision 5, "Recommendation for Key Management: Part 1 – General," for public comment. Comments are due by December 6, 2019.

October 7, 2019

NIST publishes NISTIR 8268, "Status Report on the First Round of the NIST Lightweight Cryptography Standardization Process."

August 30, 2019

NIST announces thirty-two (32) candidates for Round 2 of the Lightweight Cryptography (LWC) Standardization project.

August 29, 2019

NIST has published Special Publication (SP) 800-52 Revision 2, "Guidelines for the Selection, Configuration, and Use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) Implementations."

July 23, 2019

NIST has published Special Publication 800-133 Revision 1, "Recommendation for Cryptographic Key Generation."

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