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[P1619-1] Fwd: NIST Release 3 Security Publications (including one for PRFs and KDFs)

I think that the SP 800-108 draft is of general interest to these lists (see below).  This specifies Pseudo-Random Functions (PRF) and Key Derivation Functions (KDF).

I suspect many of the companies on this list have some kind of key derivation scheme somewhere.  Make sure to send your feedback to NIST if this draft is unnecessarily specific, or excludes otherwise secure derivation schemes.

Just a few highlights:
I didn't check, but we'll need to make sure that the KDFs used in IKEv2 and TLS are supported within the context of SP 800-108.


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From: Patrick O'Reilly <>
Date: Fri, May 2, 2008 at 2:06 PM
Subject: NIST Release 3 Security Publications
To: Multiple recipients of list <>

NIST announces the release of Draft Special Publication 800-108, Recommendation for Key Derivation Using Pseudorandom Functions. This Recommendation specifies techniques for key derivation from a secret key using pseudorandom functions (PRF). . The comment period closes on June 28, 2008. To learn more about this draft, please visit the CSRC Drafts page.


NIST announces the release of the public draft of Special Publication 800-66 Revision 1, An Introductory Resource Guide to Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule (Draft). This Special Publication (SP), which discusses security considerations and resources that may provide value when implementing the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule.  To learn more about this draft please visit CSRC Drafts page.


The NIST Computer Security Division is proud to announce the release of NIST Interagency Report (IR) 7442: Computer Security Division - 2007 Annual Report. This publication highlights the diverse research agenda that enabled the Computer Security Division to successfully respond to numerous challenges and opportunities in fulfilling its mission to provide standards and technology that protects information systems against threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and services.  If interested in reviewing this annual report, link provided below.


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