NIST – FIPS 140-2 (Approval of Cryptographic Modules)

FIPS stands for Federal Information Processing Standard. FIPS 140-2 is IT security approval program for cryptographic modules produced by private sector vendors for use in govt and regulated industries that collect, store, share sensitive but unclassified information. Four Security Levels Level 1 : Lowest level of security. Use of one approved algorithm or function. Use…