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

  • Status: Valid
  • Estimated date of Estonian translation publication:
  • Related Documents: ISO/IEC 19790:2012/Cor 1:2015
  • Superseded Documents: ISO/IEC 19790:2006; ISO/IEC 19790:2006/Cor 1:2008
  • Superseding Documents: None
  • Base Documents: None
  • ICS Group: 35.030 IT Security
  • Directives: None

ISO/IEC 19790:2012 specifies the security requirements for a cryptographic module utilised within a security system protecting sensitive information in computer and telecommunication systems. ISO/IEC 19790:2012 defines four security levels for cryptographic modules to provide for a wide spectrum of data sensitivity (e.g. low value administrative data, million dollar funds transfers, life protecting data, personal identity information, and sensitive information used by government) and a diversity of application environments (e.g. a guarded facility, an office, removable media, and a completely unprotected location). ISO/IEC 19790:2012 specifies four security levels for each of 11 requirement areas with each security level increasing security over the preceding level. ISO/IEC 19790:2012 specifies security requirements specified intended to maintain the security provided by a cryptographic module and compliance to this ISO/IEC 19790:2012 is not sufficient to ensure that a particular module is secure or that the security provided by the module is sufficient and acceptable to the owner of the information that is being protected.

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