[Ach] NSA stops recommending AES-128, curve P-256, and SHA-256

ianG iang at iang.org
Wed Sep 2 17:30:10 CEST 2015

On 2/09/2015 12:43 pm, Alan Orth wrote:
> I'm not sure if you folks saw this, but a few weeks ago the NSA updated
> their Suite B recommendations. They now recommend AES-256, curve P-384,
> and SHA-384. Here's a before and after of their "Suite B" cryptography
> recommendations:
> Before (web archive):
> https://web.archive.org/web/20150403110658/https://www.nsa.gov/ia/programs/suiteb_cryptography/index.shtml
> <https://web.archive.org/web/20150403110658/https://www.nsa.gov/ia/programs/suiteb_cryptography/index.shtml>
> After:
> https://www.nsa.gov/ia/programs/suiteb_cryptography/index.shtml
> <https://www.nsa.gov/ia/programs/suiteb_cryptography/index.shtml>
> Now you need to decide to yourself if this is worth updating your
> infrastructure configuration. :)

No it's not.  NSA guidelines aren't for us.  Longer controversial 
answers on request...

(But, it's definitely something we watch, with lots of interest.)


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