Monthly Archives: April, 2014

  1. Our Philosophy on Certifications

    Hi everyone! Thanks for checking out our blog.  Today I thought it would be nice to share some of the philosophies on which Acumen Security is built. These philosophies came from our unique experiences on both sides of the table both as a certification lab and as a vender of certified products. We’re the experts Read More…

  2. NIST Updated SP 800-90A… open for comments

    As some of you might recall, in the aftermath of Snowden revelations which cast aspersions on SP 800-90A DRBG’s security and integrity, NIST took the unprecedented step to withdraw SP 800-90A and open up a draft for comments. This week NIST officially published a revised draft (found here) and has opened up public comments until Read More…

  3. Getting ready for an ISO 19790 based FIPS 140-Next

    Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the next version of FIPS 140 being based on ISO 19790:2012.  The CMVP has even added a section to its website to address its consideration. At first glance, the differences between FIPS 140-2 and ISO 19790:2012 may not seem too bad. However, in doing a deep Read More…