Monthly Archives: August, 2015

  1. To Suite B or Not to Suite B, That is the Question

    Recently, the NSA has updated their Suite B Cryptography webpage: https://www.nsa.gov/ia/programs/suiteb_cryptography/ For Suite B enthusiasts, there is good news and bad news. First, the good news, in addition to the assortment of AES, SHA, and elliptic curve algorithms included in the Suite B specification, the NSA has added some additional algorithm alternatives to elliptic curves. Read More…

  2. Time to comment on FIPS 140-NEXT

    The time has come to provide comments on the proposed successor to FIPS 140-2. NIST has put a proposal for comment to use ISO 19790 as the next revision of FIPS 140 (we like to call it FIPS 140-NEXT but it will probably end up being called FIPS 140-3). The link to the request for Read More…

  3. FIPS 202 – RELEASED

    NIST published a Federal Register Notice, on August 5, 2015 to announce the publication of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 202, SHA-3 Standard: Permutation-Based Hash and Extendable-Output Functions based on KECCAK algorithm. FIPS 202 specifies the SHA-3 family of hash functions, as well as mechanisms for other cryptographic functions to be specified in the future. Read More…