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Issue No.05 - September/October (2010 vol.14)
pp: 82-86
Sean Turner , International Electronic Communication Analysts
S/MIME is the standard, widely available protocol for sending and receiving protected MIME data. It provides authentication, message integrity and non-repudiation of origin (using digital signatures), and data confidentiality (using encryption). Here, the author looks at the collection of standards that make up S/MIME, including its history, protocol, and future.
S/MIME, authentication, message integrity, non-repudiation of origin, digital signatures, data confidentiality, encryption, IETF, Internet
Sean Turner, "Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.14, no. 5, pp. 82-86, September/October 2010, doi:10.1109/MIC.2010.121
1. Secure Data Network System (SDNS) Network Transport and Message Security Protocols, NISTIR 90-4250, Feb. 1990.
2. FIPS Publication 186-3: Digital Signature Standard, US Nat'l Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), June 2009.
3. FIPS Publication 180-3: Secure Hash Standard, US Nat'l Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Oct. 2008.
4. FIPS Pub 197: Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), US Nat'l Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Nov. 2001.
5. ITU-T Recommendation X.680, X.681, X.682, and X.683, ITU-T, 2002.
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