ISO/IEC 19790:2006 Withdrawn

Information technology -- Security techniques -- Security requirements for cryptographic modules


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ISO/IEC 19790:2006 specifies the security requirements for a cryptographic module utilized within a security system protecting sensitive information in computer and telecommunication systems.

ISO/IEC 19790:2006 specifies the following.
  • Four levels of increasing security for cryptographic modules. Each level offers an increase in security over the preceding level.
  • The following functional security objectives:
    • module specification;
    • ports and interfaces;
    • roles, services and authentication;
    • finite state model;
    • physical security;
    • operational environment;
    • cryptographic key management;
    • self-tests;
    • design assurance;
    • mitigation of other attacks.

ISO/IEC 19790:2006 will be complemented by a future International Standard defining the associated evaluation and test methods.

ISO/IEC 19790:2006 is derived from NIST Federal Information Processing Standard PUB 140-2 May 25, 2001.

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Relevant for

cyber security

smart city

Additional information

Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2006-03-09
Available language(s)English
TC/SCISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 - Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protectionrss
ICS35.030 - IT Security
File size361 KB

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