Welcome to the SECG
for Efficient Cryptography Group (SECG) was
initiated by Certicom Corporation to address
the difficulty vendors and users face when
building and deploying interoperable security
solutions. The SECG is a broad international
coalition comprised of leading technology companies
and key industry players in the information
security industry. The goals of the SECG
- Address the problems of interoperability that are common to today's different cryptographic solutions.
- Enable the effective incorporation of Elliptic Curve Cryptographic (ECC) technology into these various cryptographic solutions.
- Serve to provide more efficient digital certificate structures and public-key infrastructure definitions than are currently available.
- Provide the critical standardization necessary for widespread deployment of ECC in the general public-key infrastructure as well as in processing power-constrained devices, such as PDAs and smart cards.
- Support the ANSI, IEEE, IETF and ISO standards organizations in their development of advanced cryptographic standards.
The standards and guidelines released by the SECG will be publicly available.
of 1 Dec 2004, SEC 1 and SEC 2 documents
are currently open for revision. Planned
revisions include the addition of AES
and the SHA-2 family of hashes as well
as an update of the approved curves.
The proposed changes are described in
greater detail in the Certicom
Proposal to Revise SEC 1: Elliptic Curve
Cryptography, Version 1.0. The first
drafts of the revised SEC documents will be
available in mid-February, 2005.
versions of SEC
1 and SEC 2 standards were released on 20 September
2000, and are available for download.