CH Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland. Tel. +41 22 01 Fax +41 22 09 47 [email protected] ISO/IEC (E). ISO/IEC INTERNATIONAL. STANDARD. ISO/IEC. FIrst edition. Information technology — Security techniques — Security. ISO/IEC is the security requirements for a cryptographic module utilised within a security system protecting sensitive information in computer and .

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Here at Acumen Security we are excited to begin our journey in the world of certification testing as an independent lab.

If you are not already performing that type of testing, now is a good time to start. Compliance based testing and certification have received bad rap over the years as being checkbox security or even worse having no security impact.

Getting ready for an ISO 19790 based FIPS 140-Next

This value is not only derived by the very ieec product improvements that are realized by certifying a Read More…. Automated Security Diagnostic Testing: FIPS allows any password complexity requirement to be enforced procedurally. There are, however, several 1790 that could be considered not only because they will be required, but, they are also just good security practices.


Requiring the user to change these credentials will not only be necessary to validate against FIPS Next but is a good security practice.

[cabfpub] FIPS 140-3 will be ISO/IEC 19790

Acumen Security has performed a detailed analysis between the two standard and put together an easily consumable white paper providing a high-level description of ief differences between FIPS and ISO Default credentials are one of the more common ways a system in operation is compromised.

This will NOT be the case moving forward.

Have you ever run into this scenario? We truly believe in the value that certifications can bring to a product developer. However, the transition plan is not finalized the CMVP could potentially even go a completely different direction and it would not be prudent to completely overhaul code and design to meet the ISO requirements.

At minimum, even if it does not become part of FIPS Next, you will prevent the oec one-character password.

If you provide default authentication data to initially access your product, ISO Did you know that, while your product may support Suite-B, not every implemented service may actually have the required support?

What does it mean and what are you going to do? Not only will you be meeting the new validation requirements, but, you may just identify and prevent a vulnerability from getting out into the field. For many vendors, it makes sense to consider getting a head start into integrating the new functionality required by ISP In this respect our genesis of starting Acumen might well have been called Read More….


The CMVP has even added a section to its website to address its consideration.

OVE webshop – ISO/IEC /COR

If vendors are caught off guard, it will be very painful to complete their next FIPS validation after the transition. When we started Acumen a little over two years back we wanted our work to have real world impact.

However, in doing a deep dive into the requirements, one finds that there are numerous changes that will directly affect every cryptographic eic that has ever been validated.

Here are a few suggestions a product vendor may wish to consider to get a head start on an ISO Now is the time to add minimum complexity rules to your software.