What is FIPS 140-2

In the United States government, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a series of published standards called the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication Series. These standards define how the US government protects its data, data processing systems, and data processing devices.  The FIPS 140-2 portion of the standards specifically deals with cryptographic modules. In their own words;  This standard specifies the security […]

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