Blockchain Compliance with Federal Cryptographic Information Processing Standards

IEEE Security & Privacy, 18 (1), Forthcoming.

8 Pages Posted: 29 May 2019 Last revised: 29 Sep 2019

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James P. Howard, II

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Maria E. Vachino

Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)

Date Written: May 1, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Howard, James and Vachino, Maria, Blockchain Compliance with Federal Cryptographic Information Processing Standards (May 1, 2019). IEEE Security & Privacy, 18 (1), Forthcoming. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3381692 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3381692

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Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) ( email )

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