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Standards in Security and Cryptography

Remark: Another source for standards is the European Commission's OII -- Open Information Interchange service., in particular their page on security standards.


International organisations


Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), as of October 26, 2000


Some Standards

See also the Internet Research Task Force.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)


Some Standards

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) {previously known as CCITT}

Some Standards of Series X Recommendations - Data networks and open system communication

Note that the standards are available online for subscribers only. Most standards are also published by ISO.

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European organisations

[ CEN | CEU | ECBS | ECMA | ETSI | EWOS (*)| EBES (*)| ICT ]

(*) These organizations are now part of CEN. 

CEN: European Committee for Standardisation / CENELEC: European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation

CEU: Commission of the European Union

ECBS: European Committee for Banking Standards

Some Standards

ECMA: European Computer Manufacturers Association

Technical Reports

Technical Reports

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ETSI: European Telecommunications Standards Institute

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EWOS: European Workshop on Open Systems

This organization was closed in 1997; its successor is CEN's ISSS. Some documents of EWOS are still available at their old server. 

EBES: European Board for EDI/EC Standardization

In October 1997, EBES was integrated in CEN's ISSS and re-focused on EDIFACT matters. 

Information and Communications Technologies Standards Board

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National Governmental Organisations

USA: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

        (and their Computer Security Resource Clearinghouse)

Sector specific organisations

Industry standards


Other Industry Specifications

The Open Group, as of May 28, 1997

Previously known as X\Open and OSF.

EMV (Europay, Mastercard, VISA)

Other sources

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