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 SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) 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).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 10118-1 throughout.
This Standard supersedes CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 10118-1:02 (adopted ISO/IEC 10118-1:2000).
ISO/IEC 10118 (all parts) specifies hash-functions and is therefore applicable to the provision of authentication, integrity and non-repudiation services. Hash-functions map strings of bits of variable (but usually upper bounded) length to fixed-length strings of bits, using a specified algorithm. They can be used for
— reducing a message to a short imprint for input to a digital signature mechanism, and
— committing the user to a given string of bits without revealing this string.
NOTE The hash-functions specified in ISO/IEC 10118 (all parts) do not involve the use of secret keys. However, these hash-functions may be used, in conjunction with secret keys, to build message authentication codes. Message Authentication Codes (MACs) provide data origin authentication as well as message integrity. Techniques for computing a MAC using a hash-function are specified in ISO/IEC 9797-2 .
This document contains definitions, symbols, abbreviations and requirements that are common to all the other parts of ISO/IEC 10118. The criteria used to select the algorithms specified in subsequent parts of ISO/IEC 10118 are defined in Annex B of this document.
Amendment 1:2021 to CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 10118-1:18, Information technology - Security techniques - Hash-functions - Part 1: General - Amendment 1: Padding methods for sponge functions (Adopted amendment 1:2021 to ISO/IEC 10118-1:2016)