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FIPS-validated cryptography

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FIPS-validated cryptography is

[a] cryptographic module validated by the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) to meet requirements specified in FIPS Publication 140-2 (as amended). As a prerequisite to CMVP validation, the cryptographic module is required to employ a cryptographic algorithm implementation that has successfully passed validation testing by the Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP).[1]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication SP 800-171, App. B, at B-3.

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