Monthly Archives: September, 2016

  1. New Guidance from the CMVP on Operational Environment (OE) requirements

    Here at Acumen we want to keep our clients plugged-in as product certification requirements change or evolve. From time to time FIPS 140-2 testing labs receive updates or new guidance from the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP). The following guidance was sent from CMVP last week pertaining to the level of detail required for cryptographic module Read More…

  2. NIST Cost Recovery increase October 1st

    Hi Everyone – Ryan from Acumen here. We wanted to remind everyone that the new NIST Cost Recovery fees for FIPS 140-2 module submissions will be in effect as of October 1st, 2017. This means if your module validation report is submitted to the CMVP on or after October 1, 2016 (ET), the cost recovery Read More…

  3. The Email Client EP

    The email client extended package (EP) hasn’t received much attention since it came out. Originally released as a stand-alone protection profile (PP) in 2014, it was rewritten as an EP for the Application Software PP in 2015. At this point it has been out for over a year without any evaluations on the Product Compliant Read More…