[rfc-dist] RFC 5698 on Data Structure for the Security Suitability of Cryptographic Algorithms (DSSC)

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        RFC 5698

        Title:      Data Structure for the Security 
                    Suitability of Cryptographic Algorithms (DSSC) 
        Author:     T. Kunz, S. Okunick,
                    U. Pordesch
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       November 2009
        Mailbox:    thomas.kunz at sit.fraunhofer.de, 
                    susanne.okunick at pawisda.de, 
                    ulrich.pordesch at zv.fraunhofer.de
        Pages:      40
        Characters: 76313
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ltans-dssc-12.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5698.txt

Since cryptographic algorithms can become weak over the years, it is
necessary to evaluate their security suitability.  When signing or
verifying data, or when encrypting or decrypting data, these
evaluations must be considered.  This document specifies a data
structure that enables an automated analysis of the security
suitability of a given cryptographic algorithm at a given point of
time, which may be in the past, the present, or the future.  

This document is a product of the Long-Term Archive and Notary Services Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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