ISO/IEC 15946-1:2016 

Information technology - Security techniques - Cryptographic techniques based on elliptic curves - Part 1: General


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ISO/IEC 15946-1:2016 describes the mathematical background and general techniques necessary for implementing the elliptic curve cryptography mechanisms defined in ISO/IEC 15946‑5, ISO/IEC 9796‑3, ISO/IEC 11770‑3, ISO/IEC 14888‑3, ISO/IEC 18033‑2 and other ISO/IEC standards.

ISO/IEC 15946-1:2016 does not specify the implementation of the techniques it defines. For example, it does not specify the basis representation to be used when the elliptic curve is defined over a finite field of characteristic two. Thus, interoperability of products complying with ISO/IEC 15946-1:2016 will not be guaranteed.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2016-07-04
Available language(s)English
TC/SCISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 - Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protectionrss
ICS35.030 - IT Security
File size1881 KB

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