[P1619-2] Second P1619.2 sponsor ballot recirculation now open for 10 days
The second P1619.2 recirculation has now started and will be open for 10 days. Here is the e-mail message that you should see tomorrow if you're in the P1619.2 sponsor ballot pool...
Dear IEEE P1619.2-2 Balloting Group Member:
This e-mail is to advise you of the opening of IEEE Standards Sponsor New Ballot Recirculation - 2 for:
Title: Standard for Wide-Block Encryption for Shared Storage Media
This standard specifies an architecture for encryption of data in
random access storage devices, oriented towards applications which
benefit from wide encryption-block sizes of 512 bytes and above.
This standard specifies an architecture for media security and enabling
components. Wide encryption blocks are well suited to environments
where the attacker has repeated access to cryptographic communication
or ciphertext, or is able to perform traffic analysis of data access
patterns. The standard is oriented towards fixed-size encryption blocks
without data expansion, but anticipates an optional data expansion mode
to resist attacks involving data tampering.
***** IMPORTANT *****
If this is a recirculation of a Reaffirmation Ballot, it may include amendments and/or corrigenda to the base Standard.
this is a recirculation ballot, you need only respond if you wish to
change your initial vote. If you do not respond to this recirculation
ballot, your last vote will be carried forward. Also, as this is a
recirculation ballot, a change to 'do not approve' (i.e., a negative
vote) which is submitted with comments, shall be based only on the
changed portions of the balloted document, clauses affected by the
changes, or portions of the balloted document that are the subject of
the unresolved negative votes." (IEEE Standards Board Operations
Manual, Part 188.8.131.52)
BALLOT OPENS: 1-Jun-2010
BALLOT CLOSES: 11-Jun-2010.
votes and/or comments will be accepted after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on
the close date. Make sure you review the document, cast your vote, and
submit your comments before the closing date/time.
***** TO ACCESS THE DOCUMENT, SUBMIT YOUR VOTE, AND SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS *****
1. Log onto myBallot (this link will bring you directly to the "Manage myBallot Activity" screen) at
2. Locate P1619.2
Click on the DRAFT# to open the draft/standard; click on the drop-down
box to change your vote; click on the comments link (under the Actions
column) to be taken to the ballot comments screen to submit your
*****ACCESSING SPONSOR BALLOT COMMENTS AND RESPONSES *****
To view ballot comments and responses from prior circulations of the
ballot (e.g., Initial Ballot, Recirculation 1, Recirculation 2, etc.):
Click the corresponding link in the box at the top of the page. Ensure
that you scroll over to the right of the screen to view all fields.
2. If comments are truncated, click “Show All” on the comments screen.
REMEMBER: This draft/standard is posted for your review for balloting purposes only and should not be copied or redistributed.
If you are fulfilling coordination duties only, you will not be able to
cast a vote. Coordinators can only submit comments. Please follow the
instructions above to access the document and submit your comments.
***** MESSAGE FROM THE WORKING GROUP CHAIR *****
this version, we made a minor clarification to the diagram for EME2 and
added a new test vector case to catch EME2 implementation errors with
large block sizes.