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FIPS 140-3 Adopts ISO/IEC Standards

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Author(s)

Kim B. Schaffer

Abstract

This bulletin summarizes the information found in FIPS 140-3: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules which is applicable to all federal agencies that use cryptographic-based security systems to provide adequate information security for all agency operations and assets as defined in 15 U.S.C. Section 278g-3. The updated standard specifies requirements for cryptographic modules within cyber systems protecting sensitive information. The most notable change in this version of the standard is the use of ISO/IEC standards, ISO/IEC 19790:2012 and associated testing standard ISO/IEC 24759:2017.
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ITL Bulletin -

Keywords

cryptographic modules, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS), ISO/IEC 19790, ISO/IEC 24759, computer security

Citation

Schaffer, K. (2019), FIPS 140-3 Adopts ISO/IEC Standards, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=928007 (Accessed August 2, 2021)
Created May 20, 2019, Updated March 17, 2020