FIPS

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…