In cryptography, Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) is a group of public Key cryptography standards devised and published by RSA Security Inc, starting in the early 1990s.

The company published the standards to promote the use of the cryptography techniques to which they had patents, such as the RSA algorithm, the Schnorr Signature Algorithm and several others. Though not industry standards (because the company retained control over them), some of the standards in recent years have begun to move into the "standards-track" processes of relevant standards organizations such as the IETF and the PKIX working-group.

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  • [#1] - PKCS - based on data observed:2015-05-18

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