Draft of NIST’s Transport Layer Security (TLS) Guidance Now Available for Comment:(SP) 800-52 Rev. 2

NIST has released a second draft of
NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-52 Revision 2,
Guidelines for the Selection, Configuration, and Use of
Transport Layer Security (TLS) Implementations
. It provides
guidance for selecting and configuring TLS protocol implementations that
utilize NIST-recommended cryptographic algorithms and Federal Information
Processing Standards (FIPS). The document requires that government TLS servers
and clients support TLS 1.2 configured with FIPS-based cipher suites, and
recommends that agencies develop migration plans to support TLS 1.3 by January
1, 2024.


A public comment period for this document is
open until November 16, 2018.


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