### Question 167. What is IEEE P1363?

P1363 is the IEEE working group that is developing standards for public-key
cryptography based on RSA (see Question 8), Diffie-Hellman (see
Question 24), and related algorithms. The scope of the standards includes
encryption algorithms such as RSA, Diffie-Hellman, ElGamal (see
Question 29), and elliptic curve cryptosystems (see
Question 31), as well as random number generation and hardware support.
A first version of the standard covers elliptic curve cryptosystems and
is nearly complete.

More information on P1363 can be obtained by anonymous ftp to
`<ftp.rsa.com>`
in the **pub/p1363** directory [IEE95].