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NIST Publishes Updates to SP 800-56A and 800-56C
April 16, 2018
Secret cryptographic keying material may be electronically established between parties by using a.....
NIST Releases Draft SP 800 57 Part 2 Rev 1
April 11, 2018
Best practices for organizations to manage cryptographic keys:  NIST releases Draft SP 800-57 Part 2 Revision 1 for public comment
Security Considerations for Code Signing
January 26, 2018
 A new NIST cybersecurity white paper is available, Security Considerations for Code Signing. 
NIST Announces the Release of SP 800-90B
January 10, 2018
NIST announces the release of Special Publication 800-90B, Recommendation for the Entropy Sources Used for Random Bit Generation.  This document....
Transition Plans for Key Establishment Schemes
October 31, 2017
NIST announces an update to its transition plans for key establishment schemes specified in the SP 800-56 series.
NIST NCCoE Releases Draft SP 1800-12
October 2, 2017
NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Releases Draft SP 1800-12, Derived Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credentials
Update to Current Use and Deprecation of TDEA
July 11, 2017
NIST requests comments on the current plan for use and deprecation of the Tripe Data Encryption Algorithm (TDEA).
Comment: Revised Draft SP 800-73-4 and Revised Draft SP 800-78-4
May 19, 2014
Public Comments: (1) Revised Draft Special Publication 800-73-4, Interfaces for Personal Identity Verification, and (2) Revised Draft Special Publication 800-78-4, Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Sizes for Personal...
DRAFT Special Publication 800-56B Revision 1
March 13, 2014
NIST announces the release of the draft revision of Special Publication 800-56B, Recommendation for Pair-Wise Key Establishment Schemes Using Integer Factorization Cryptography. SP 800-56B specifies key...
Draft NISTIR 7863, is available for public comment
December 13, 2013
NIST is pleased to announce that Draft NIST Interagency Report 7863, Cardholder Authentication for the PIV Digital Signature Key, is available for public comment. NISTIR 7863 ...
Comment Period: Draft SP 800-52 Revision 1 extended
November 12, 2013
The comment period for Draft Special Publication 800-52 Revision 1, Guidelines for the Selection, Configuration, and Use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) Implementations, has been extended. The new deadline to...
DRAFT Special Publication 800-52 Revision 1 is now available
September 24, 2013
NIST announces the release of Draft Special Publication (SP) 500-52 (Revision 1), Guidelines for the Selection, Configuration, and Use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) Implementations for public comment...
Draft Publication 800-38G
July 8, 2013
NIST is pleased to announce that Draft NIST Special Publication 800-38G, Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation: Methods for Format-Preserving Encryption, is available for public comment. Format...
Draft SP 800-73-4, and Draft SP 800-78-4, are now available
May 13, 2013
Draft Special Publication 800-73-4, Interfaces for Personal Identity Verification, and Draft Special Publication 800-78-4, Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Sizes for Personal Identity Verification, are now available 
NIST FIPS 140-3 (Second Draft); Request for Additional Comments
August 30, 2012
NIST seeks additional comments on specific sections of the 2009 Draft Federal Information Processing Standard 140-3, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules… Comments were due October 1, 2012.
NIST announces the draft release of SP 800-152
August 8, 2012
NIST is developing a draft Special Publication 800-152 that will be entitled "A Profile for U. S. Federal Cryptographic Key Management Systems (CKMS)". This Profile will be based on the Special Publication 800...
Proposed Change to FIPS 186-3 the Digital Signature Standard
April 10, 2012
NIST requests comments on proposed changes to Federal Information Processing Standard 186-3, the Digital Signature Standard. The Federal Register Notice requests that electronic comments be sent by May 25, 2012 ...
Announcing Revised Draft FIPS 140-3
December 11, 2009
NIST announces the Revised Draft Federal Information Processing Standard 140-3, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules. Comments must be received on or before March 11, 2010.
Announcing Approval of the Withdrawal of Ten FIPS
September 2, 2008
The Secretary of Commerce has approved the withdrawal of ten Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), including FIPS 113, Computer Data Authentication.
Announcing Draft FIPS 140-3, Security Requirements
July 13, 2007
This notice announces Draft Federal Information Processing Standard 140-3, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, for public review and comment. The draft standard, designated “Draft FIPS 140-3,” is proposed to...
NIST Comments on Cryptanalytic Attacks on SHA-1
April 26, 2006
In 2005 Prof. Xiaoyun Wang announced a differential attack on the SHA-1 hash function. NIST found that the attack was practical, and announced plans for transitioning to SHA-2 algorithms and development of SHA-3.
Announcing Development of FIPS 140-3
January 12, 2005
NIST announces that it plans to develop Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-3, which will supersede FIPS 140-2, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules.
NIST Brief Comments on Recent Cryptanalytic Attacks
August 25, 2004
Researchers have recently announced they have discovered a new way to break a number of cryptographic hash algorithms. Click here to read NIST's brief comments on recent cryptanalytic attacks on secure hashing...
Announcing Workshop on Key Management Using Public Key Crypto
October 31, 1999
NIST announces a workshop to examine public key-based management techniques as specified in ANSI X9.42, X9.44, and X9.63. It will be held at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland on February 10-11, 2000.
Proposed Reaffirmation of FIPS 140-1
October 23, 1998
NIST proposes the reaffirmation of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-1, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules

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