Blockchain Compliance with Federal Cryptographic Information Processing Standards
James P. Howard, II and Maria E. Vachino, “Blockchain Compliance with Federal Cryptographic Information Processing Standards,” IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 65–70, 2020, doi:10.1109/MSEC.2019.2944290.
8 Pages Posted: 29 May 2019 Last revised: 15 Jun 2021
Date Written: May 1, 2019
Under current Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) requirements, all new Federal information technology (IT) programs and modernization efforts using blockchain must meet National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cryptographic standards. This report evaluates four major blockchain technologies – Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, R3's Corda, and Multichain – to determine their level of NIST compliance. The intent is to provide Federal IT managers with the critical information they need to determine which blockchain platforms may be used in their projects.
Keywords: FISMA, blockchain, cryptographic standards, SHA, RSA, DSA, ECDSA
JEL Classification: Y8, C88
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