Federal Update

Monthly FED Roundup – July 2016

DISA’s July News DISA receives $9.7M in funds to help the American Warfighter from DOD Rapid Innovation Fund Program DISA PAC has new leadership – Col. Joseph E. Delaney COL Andrew S. McClelland assumes command of …

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CMUF Monthly Update: July

Here are the monthly updates for July from the CMUF Members Meeting. Changes to the In Process List: One of the most noteworthy updates is that the CMVP will be splitting the Modules in Process …

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FIPS 140-3: When is it coming?

FIPS 140-3: When Can We Expect It?

Corsec is often asked when the next version of the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-3), is expected to be released. It is an important question as product vendors are trying to adapt their certification strategies; …

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Two New Countries Join CCRA

The CCRA Management Committee Chair has announced that two more countries, Qatar and Singapore, will officially sign the Common Criteria Recognition Agreement (CCRA). The addition of of the two nations brings the total number of participants to …

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FIPS Inside

FIPS Inside: Is It Right For Me?

Implementing a FIPS 140-2 validation into your product is a great way to strengthen your solution, enhance your brand, and secure your bottom line. When pursuing FIPS, you will be faced with difficult and often confusing …

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CMUF Monthly Update: June

The deadline is approaching for vendors that were moved to the Historical List because of their RNG use.  July 1 is the last day that a lab can submit a no-cost 3Sub to move a module …

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NTIS Appoints Avi Bender as New Director

The Department of Commerce’s National Technical Information Services (NTIS) has announced a few new changes that may very well shake up the way the government uses and shares information. NTIS has announced a new joint …

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Cybersecurity Acquisition Vehicle Coming

The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced their intentions to add another SIN to the GSA Schedule 70 – “Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS)”. The new SIN will be broken down into three categories for security services — proactive, …

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DHS funds Cyber Defense

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved $1.8 billion in funding to prevent cybersecurity attacks and protect critical infrastructure. The House Appropriations Subcommittee approved the bill last week in order to support the National Protection and …

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FIPS 140-2 Sunset Policy Update!

CMVP; the governing body that oversees U.S. FIPS 140-2 validations, has made drastic changes over the past year to policy governing product certification longevity. This week they went one step further and have now updated …

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Cloud-Computing

DISA Cloud Migration

In 2013, the Defense Informations Systems Agency (DISA) developed an on-premise cloud solution for the DoD – milCloud 1.0. DISA continues to operate and manage this solution, but since its inception, cloud based services have …

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FIPS 140, CSfC, Common Criteria, UC APL

Updates From Around the Globe

Over the past two months Corsec has traveled from Seoul, Korea to Ontario, Canada in order to attend security certification events such as the Common Criteria Users Forum (CCUF), and the International Cryptographic Module Conference (ICMC). The discussions …

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NIST

Recent NIST Releases

NIST Releases “Best Practices Guide for Personal Identity Verification (PIV)-enabled Privileged Access” In response to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan, NIST has released their best practices guide for Personal Identity Verification …

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Cyber-Defense

Cybersecurity Innovation Forum

Corsec recently attended the Cybersecurity Innovation Summit at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.  This event created a platform for discussions on the recent advancements in cybersecurity and the evolving challenges security experts face. Among those attending, were members of …

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CCUF Management Board Election Results

The Common Criteria Users Forum (CCUF), which serves as a voice amongst the Common Criteria community recently held elections for its management board. Corsec’s Matt Keller, who has served as the Vice Chair for the past 4 …

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