News & Updates
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....
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
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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