Crypto

  1. Welcome Aboard!

    At Acumen, are always looking for ways to improve both our customer experience and our testing. In addition to tooling, infrastructure, and training investments, we truly believe the best way to build a world class lab is to bring on the right people. I think we’ve done a great job of bringing not only excellent Read More…

  2. Pros and Cons of Using an Embedded FIPS-module

    As more and more procurement requirements necessitate the use of FIPS validated cryptography, a popular strategy for meeting those requirements is to leverage an already existing validated cryptographic provider (and get all of the “FIPS-goodness” that comes with using validated modules). This strategy is particularly popular with large product vendors who have multiple product lines Read More…

  3. The Mostly Forgotten USB Drive PP

    The oldest Protection Profile (PP) currently on NIAP’s approved PP list is also one that has not gotten much attention. The Protection Profile for USB Flash Drives was approved in December of 2011 but in the nearly half-decade since its approval no successful evaluations have been performed against it. It is interesting to take a Read More…