This website does readability filtering of other pages. All styles, scripts, forms and ads are stripped. If you want your website excluded or have other feedback, use this form.

Cryptographic Standards Statement

success fail Aug SEP Oct 12 2012 2013 2014 81 captures 12 Sep 2013 - 30 Aug 2019 About this capture COLLECTED BY Organization: Alexa Crawls Starting in 1996, Alexa Internet has been donating their crawl data to the Internet Archive. Flowing in every day, these data are added to the Wayback Machine after an embargo period. Collection: Alexa Crawls Starting in 1996, Alexa Internet has been donating their crawl data to the Internet Archive. Flowing in every day, these data are added to the Wayback Machine after an embargo period. TIMESTAMPS

NIST Home > Office of the Director > Cryptographic Standards Statement

Cryptographic Standards Statement

September 10, 2013

*
Contact: Gail Porter
301-975-3392

Recent news reports have questioned the cryptographic standards development process at NIST. We want to assure the IT cybersecurity community that the transparent, public process used to rigorously vet our standards is still in place.

NIST would not deliberately weaken a cryptographic standard. We will continue in our mission to work with the cryptographic community to create the strongest possible encryption standards for the U.S. government and industry at large.

There has been some confusion about the standards development process and the role of different organizations in it. NIST’s mandate is to develop standards and guidelines to protect federal information and information systems. Because of the high degree of confidence in NIST standards, many private industry groups also voluntarily adopt these standards.

NIST has a long history of extensive collaboration with the world’s cryptography experts to support robust encryption. The National Security Agency (NSA) participates in the NIST cryptography development process because of its recognized expertise. NIST is also required by statute to consult with the NSA.

Recognizing community concern regarding some specific standards, we reopened the public comment period for Special Publication 800-90A and draft Special Publications 800-90B and 800-90C to give the public a second opportunity to view and comment on the standards.

If vulnerabilities are found in these or any other NIST standards, we will work with the cryptographic community to address them as quickly as possible.


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Privacy Policy / Security Notice / Accessibility Statement / Disclaimer / Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) /
Environmental Policy Statement / No Fear Act Policy / NIST Information Quality Standards /
Scientific Integrity Summary

Date created: September 10, 2013 | Last updated: September 10, 2013    Contact: Webmaster