NIST Issues Guidance on Cryptographic Algorithms

SP-131A: Guide to Transition to Use of Cryptographic Algorithms
NIST Issues Guidance on Cryptographic Algorithms

The National Institute of Standards and Technology issued Monday new guidance on cryptographic algorithms and key lengths.

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SP 800-131A: Transitions: Recommendation for Transitioning the Use of Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Lengths provides an approach for transitioning from the use of one algorithm or key length to another, as initially addressed in part 1 of SP 800-57.

SP 800-131B – known as Transitions: Validation of Transitioning Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Lengths – is under development and will address the validation of cryptographic modules during the transition period. Part 1 of SP 800-57 is being revised for consistency with SP 800-131A. SP 800-57 (part 1) and SP 800-131B will soon be available for public comment.


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