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Thursday, 19 July 2007

(Project 1619.2 November 2, 2006) Standard for Wide-Block Encryption for Shared Storage Media

Scope:This standard specifies an architecture for encryption of data in random access storage devices, oriented towards applications which benefit from wide encryption-block sizes of 512 bytes and above.

P1619.2 Task Group Chair: James P. Hughes, Sun Microsystems

P1619.2 Editor: Fabio Maino, Cisco Systems


As of Nov 2008, the P1619.2 task group has decided on standardizing only EME2 and XCB, and has included these modes within the latest draft, with test vectors.  The second working group ballot and first sponsor ballot will start before the end of 2008.

Draft Schedule:

Sept 2008 - 1st Working Group Letter Ballot completed
Dec 15, 2008 - 2nd Working Group letter ballot completes
Jan 22, 2009 - Sponsor Ballot completes
Feb 6, 2009 - Submit to IEEE RevCom
March 17-19, 2009 - IEEE RevCom and Standards Boards Reviews standard
Sept 2009 - (If approved) IEEE publishes 1619.2

Reference Implementations

There are reference implementations available for EME2, and soon for XCB, available on SourceForge within the Crypto1619 project .

Brian Gladman also has an EME2 reference implementation available here .
Last Updated ( Saturday, 29 November 2008 )
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