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ITL Bulletin

The Cryptographic Hash Algorithm Family: Revision of the Secure Hash Standard and Ongoing Competition for New Hash Algorithms

Date Published: March 2009


Shirley Radack (NIST)



cryptography; cryptographic hash function; digital signatures; Federal Information Processing Standards; hash algorithms; information security; message authentication; message digest; Secure Hash Standard;
Control Families

None selected


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Supplemental Material:
None available

Related NIST Publications:
IR 7620

Document History:
03/25/09: ITL Bulletin (Final)