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Crypto Publication Review Project

Overview

This project summarizes NIST’s current and planned activities for reviewing its cryptography standards and other publications. The Crypto Publication Review Board (“the Board”) within the Computer Security Division identifies a publication for review based on its original publishing date and any relevant issues raised since it was published. The targeted review period for each publication is every five years. The Board welcomes public comments on the publications under review and will consider those comments as it develops a proposal for processing each publication.

Publications Under Review  |  Background and Approach  |  Publication Decision Options  |  Completed Reviews


Publications Under Review

The following table lists the cryptography standards and other publications that are currently under review, along with due dates and email links for submitting comments.

Comments on these publications may be submitted to cryptopubreviewboard@nist.gov.

Additionally, see a list of publications for which this review process has been completed.

Table 1. Publications currently under review by NIST's Crypto Publication Review Board
Publications Under Review Call for Initial
Comments
Submit Initial Comments Decision Proposal Decision Proposal Comments
FIPS 197Advanced Encryption Standard (November 2001)

Announcement

May 10, 2021

Comments due:
June 11, 2021

Submit comments

To Be Determined (TBD)

Comments due: TBD

SP 800-15, MISPC Minimum Interoperability Specification for PKI Components, Version 1 (January 1998)

Announcement

May 10, 2021

Comments due:
June 11, 2021

Submit comments

TBD

Comments due: TBD

SP 800-25, Federal Agency Use of Public Key Technology for Digital Signatures and Authentication (October 2000)

Announcement

May 10, 2021

Comments due:
June 11, 2021

Submit comments

TBD

Comments due: TBD

SP 800-32, Introduction to Public Key Technology and the Federal PKI Infrastructure (February 2001)

Announcement

May 10, 2021

Comments due:
June 11, 2021

Submit comments

TBD

Comments due: TBD

SP 800-38A, Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation: Methods and Techniques (December 2001)

SP 800-38A Addendum, Three Variants of Ciphertext Stealing for CBC Mode (October 2010)

Announcement

May 10, 2021

Comments due:
June 11, 2021

Submit comments

TBD

Comments due: TBD

The other SP 800-38 volumes (B-F) will be reviewed in the near future. SP 800-38G is already being revised. See Draft SP 800-38G Rev. 1.

 

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Contacts

Crypto Publication Review Board
cryptopubreviewboard@nist.gov

Morris Dworkin

Daniel Apon

Elaine Barker

Chris Celi

Jim Foti

Tim Hall

Meltem Sönmez Turan

Topics

Security and Privacy: cryptography

Activities and Products: standards development

Created March 23, 2021, Updated May 10, 2021