NIST Requests Comments on Digital Signature Standard

April 23, 2012

As the good folks over at the SANS Internet Storm Center have noted in a diary post, the National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST] is requesting comments for changes it is proposing to make to the Digital Signature Standard, FIPS 186-3 [PDF], and has published a notice in the Federal Register.   The key changes are clarification of implementation instructions for the approved algorithms, and approval of addition pseudo-random number generators for key generation.  You can get the complete summary of proposed changes here [PDF].

Comments can be submitted up until May 25, 2012.   The Federal Register notice page has a comment submission link; comments can also be submitted by E-mail to the address in the notice.

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