Data Structure for the Security Suitability of Cryptographic Algorithms (DSSC)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, ltans mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ltans chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Data Structure for the Security Suitability of Cryptographic Algorithms (DSSC)' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Data Structure for the Security Suitability of Cryptographic Algorithms (DSSC) ' <draft-ietf-ltans-dssc-12.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Long-Term Archive and Notary Services Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Tim Polk and Pasi Eronen. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ltans-dssc-12.txt
Technical Summary 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, at the present time or in the future. Working Group Summary This document is a product of the ltans working group. There was little controversy regarding this draft. There were some structural changes to the schema following an earlier working group last call but no significant comments recently. Document Quality There is one known current implementation. The implementation is part of the long-term archiving solution ‘ArchiSoft’ (http://www.sit.fraunhofer.de/EN/forschungsbereich/tad/archisoft.jsp). There was another implementation of an earlier version: https://demo.pkipreserver.com/index.html. This may be updated and released as part of a related open source library: http://www.pkiframework.com/. Plans of other vendors to implement the specification are not known. There were no reviewers, Media Types or other expert reviews. Personnel Carl Wallace <CWallace@cygnacom.com> is the Document Shepherd for this document. The Responsible Area Director is Tim Polk.