Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the
CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This Standard supersedes CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 7816-8:02 (adoption of ISO/IEC 7816-8:1999). At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 7816-8:2004 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This document specifies interindustry commands that may be used for cryptographic operations.
The choice and conditions of use of cryptographic mechanisms may affect card exportability. The evaluation of the suitability of algorithms and protocols is outside the scope of this document. It does not cover the internal implementation within the card and/or the outside world.