ISO/IEC 19790:2006

Information technology -- Security techniques -- Security requirements for cryptographic modules

ISO/IEC 19790:2006 specifies the security requirements for a cryptographic module utilized within a security system protecting sensitive information in computer and telecommunication systems.

ISO/IEC 19790:2006 specifies the following.

  • Four levels of increasing security for cryptographic modules. Each level offers an increase in security over the preceding level.
  • The following functional security objectives:
    • module specification;
    • ports and interfaces;
    • roles, services and authentication;
    • finite state model;
    • physical security;
    • operational environment;
    • cryptographic key management;
    • self-tests;
    • design assurance;
    • mitigation of other attacks.

ISO/IEC 19790:2006 will be complemented by a future International Standard defining the associated evaluation and test methods.

ISO/IEC 19790:2006 is derived from NIST Federal Information Processing Standard PUB 140-2 May 25, 2001.


General information

  • Status :  Withdrawn
    Publication date : 2006-03
  • Edition : 1
  • :
    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27
    IT Security techniques
  • 35.030
    IT Security

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