Yet another standards body has been set up in a bid to simplify the confusion surrounding differing cryptographic technologies.
The Standards for Efficient Cryptography Group (SEGC) claims it will make it easier for developers to build applications for such areas as ecommerce, online banking, and smart cards, by promoting interoperable standards, based on elliptic curve cryptography technology.
This has been developed by Canadian company Certicom, one of the founder members of the group. Industry heavyweights Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola and 3Com are other members.
The first SEGC documents will be released by Certicom in February next year. The group said in a statement it wants to promote SEGC technology?s use in the different cryptographic solutions that are currently available.
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