OASIS Security Algorithms and Methods (SAM) TC

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Defining a well-documented collection of algorithms, mechanisms and methods, including test-vectors, that can be used in other Technical Committees.

Tony Cox, tony.cox@cryptsoft.com, Chair
Tim Chevalier, Tim.Chevalier@netapp.com, Chair
Stefan Hagen, stefan@hagen.link, Secretary

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Announcements

The Security Algorithms and Methods (SAM) TC held its first meeting on June 23, 2020 with 14 members attending. Tony Cox of Cryptsoft and Tim Chevalier of NetApp were elected co-chairs.

Participation in the OASIS Security Algorithms and Methods (SAM) TC is open to all interested parties. Contact join@oasis-open.org for more information.


Overview

Many organizations are unable to conform with a range of specifications that deal with cryptographic algorithms or methods because those algorithms and methods are not documented in a manner that is able to be referenced.

Members of the SAM Technical Committee are developing a well-documented collection of algorithms, mechanisms and methods, including test-vectors, that can be used in other OASIS Technical Committees where the standards are not yet defined by another recognised standards body. The work will aid in the interoperability of applications implementing cryptographic capabilities in support of OASIS and other standards and specifications. The TC's work products will allow for the earlier adoption of newer security algorithms and approaches and provide other Technical Committees with the means to adopt algorithms, mechanisms or methods that are not focused on or interested in following a formal standardisation process.

The SAM TC works to deliver the following business benefits:

  • Enable referencing of new algorithms and methods for utilization in other standards work (including multiple OASIS TCs)
  • Enable referencing of new algorithms and methods such that their use may be interoperable
  • Provide a faster path to the registration than existing methods such as NIST and the IETF (note: SAM TC does not seek to replace the work of other standards bodies, merely to provide a fast path to referencing the information)

For more information, see the Security Algorithms and Methods (SAM) TC Charter.


Technical Work Produced by the Committee

The committee has not yet produced any technical work.


Other Work Produced by the Committee

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Subcommittees

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TC Liaisons

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TC Tools

  • Github Version Control
  • sam-tss - Repository for the development of Threshold Sharing Schemes within the Security Algorithms & Methods (SAM) Technical Committee.

OASIS Open Source Repositories Sponsored by the Committee

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External Resources

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