About the SECG
The Standards for Efficient Cryptography Group (SECG), an industry consortium,
was founded in 1998 to develop commercial standards that facilitate the adoption
of efficient cryptography and interoperability across a wide range of computing
platforms. SECG members include leading technology companies and key industry
players in the information security industry.
The SECG represents the first standards organization that is devoted exclusively
to developing standards based on Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC). Where standards
already exist, SECG may promote a refined, peer-reviewed profile of the broader
standard to promote adoption and interoperability. The SECG also provides guidance
to governments and organizations that are developing cryptographic standards.
The standards and guidelines released by the SECG are publicly available
free of charge.
The goals of the SECG are to:
- Facilitate interoperability of today's commercial cryptographic solutions
- Enable the effective incorporation of Elliptic Curve Cryptographic (ECC) technology into these various cryptographic solutions.
- Provide the critical standardization necessary for widespread commercial deployment of ECC
- Support the ANSI, IEEE, IETF and ISO standards organizations in their development of advanced cryptographic standards.
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