ISO/IEC 15946 specifies public-key cryptographic techniques based on elliptic curves. This part of ISO/IEC 15946 defines elliptic curve generation techniques useful for implementing the mechanisms defined in ISO/IEC 9796-3, ISO/IEC 11770-3, ISO/IEC 14888-3 and ISO/IEC 18033-2. The scope of this part of ISO/IEC 15946 is restricted to cryptographic techniques based on elliptic curves defined over finite fields of prime power order (including the special cases of prime order and characteristic two). The representation of elements of the underlying finite field (i.e. which basis is used) is outside the scope of this part of ISO/IEC 15946. ISO/IEC 15946 does not specify the implementation of the techniques it defines. Interoperability of products complying with ISO/IEC 15946 will not be guaranteed.
Number of pages: 8
Date of approval: 2013-01-25
Date of withdrawal: 2017-08-17
ISO/IEC 15946-5:2009/Cor 1:2012 IDT