crypto and the industry

Anton Sherwood (
Sun, 27 Oct 1996 16:40:37 -0800

from Edupage:

The Platform Independent Cryptography Application Programming Interface
Alliance (PICA) has endorsed a set of cryptography standards to assist
developers in creating security features for new software. PICA members
include Apple, IBM, JavaSoft, Motorola, Netscape, Nortel, Novell, RSA Data
Security Inc. and Silicon Graphics. Notably missing is Microsoft, which
recently released its own cryptography standard, available for free to
developers. "Ultimately, they all have to play together," says an analyst
at Zona Research Inc. "Unless you include the Microsoft world there is no
choice." (Interactive Age Digital 18 Oct 96)