CMVP Has Begun Archiving!

As previously mentioned, CMVP announced that all FIPS 140-2 validations that use Random Number Generators (RNG), as well as certifications that use both the NIST 800-90A DRBG and RNG will be required to re-validate, otherwise, they will …

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Happy Data Privacy Day

On January 28th; the U.S., Canada, and 47 European countries take time to acknowledge the importance of privacy and data protection best practices. Although this day has its roots in protecting personal data, specifically with …

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White House Updates

When the Whitehouse issued its new action plan to prevent security breaches and attacks similar to that of the OPM fiasco, part of the plan was to acknowledge a number of cybersecurity gaps; some of which will ultimately impact …

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FIPS Compliance and OpenSSL

Product vendors often rely on OpenSSL to meet FIPS requirements. With the new CMVP requirements and regulations, vendors using certain versions of the OpenSSL cryptographic library to meet FIPS 140-2 requirements are in jeopardy of being out of …

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Sunsetting of FIPS 140-2 Products

Over 1,500 FIPS 140-2 validated products will be facing archival by CMVP by 2017. Recently, CMVP, the governing body which oversees FIPS 140-2 validations, laid out guidelines and new regulations for validations in two distinct areas: …

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Corsec - FIPS 140-2

Corsec Helps HPE Achieve FIPS 140-2 Certification

We congratulate our partner, HP Enterprise on successfully completing the certification process for the BladeSystem c-class Virtual Connect Module under the Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2 (FIPS 140-2).  The certification underscores HPE’s commitment to providing secure and third-party …

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FIPS 140, CSfC, Common Criteria, UC APL

Corsec Cares Collects Gifts for Toys For Tots

Corsec’s philanthropy group, Corsec Cares, recently donated and delivered a box of gifts to the local Fairfax Toys For Tots location. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots program has been collecting and delivering new unwrapped …

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The Next Step in FIPS 140-2 and Cryptography

Changes in Security Certifications:  With the extension of the FED budget, companies have begun to plan and develop their 2016 FED sales objectives with an eye on the expanding $70B total addressable market.  These companies …

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Changes in Common Criteria and Product Advocacy

As companies look to their 2016 sales objectives, the allure of the FED and it’s $70 billion budget, as well as emerging markets for healthcare, finance, critical infrastructure and the Internet of Things (IoT) is …

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