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5.3.5 What is IEEE P1363?

The IEEE P1363 is an emerging standard that aims to provide a comprehensive coverage of established public-key techniques. It continues to move toward completion, with the first ballot passed in 1999. The project, begun in 1993, has produced a draft standard covering public-key techniques from the discrete logarithm, elliptic curve, and integer factorization families. Contributions are currently solicited for an addendum, IEEE P1363a, which will cover additional public-key techniques.

The project is closely coordinated with emerging ANSI standards for public-key cryptography in banking, and recent revisions of RSA Laboratories' PKCS documents (for example, PKCS #1 Version 2.0) are aligned with IEEE P1363.

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