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SP 800-121 Rev. 2 (Draft)

Guide to Bluetooth Security

Date Published: October 2016
Comments Due: December 5, 2016 (public comment period is CLOSED)
Email Questions to: 800-121r2comments@nist.gov


John Padgette (Accenture Federal Services), John Bahr (Bahr Engineering), Mayank Batra (Qualcomm Technologies International), Marcel Holtmann (Intel), Rhonda Smithbey (Spanalytics), Lily Chen (NIST), Karen Scarfone (Scarfone Cybersecurity)


NIST announces the release of draft Special Publication 800-121 Revision 2 Guide to Bluetooth Security. This draft is the second revision to NIST SP 800-121, Guide to Bluetooth Security. Updates in this revision include an introduction to and discussion of Bluetooth 4.1, and 4.2 security mechanisms and recommendations, including Secure Connections for BR/EDR and low energy.



network security; wireless networking; wireless personal area networks; information security; Bluetooth
Control Families

Access Control; System and Communications Protection; System and Information Integrity; System and Services Acquisition


Draft SP 800-121 Revision 2

Supplemental Material:
None available

Document History:
10/17/16: SP 800-121 Rev. 2 (Draft)
05/08/17: SP 800-121 Rev. 2


Security and Privacy
acquisition; authentication

communications & wireless