February 10, 2011

NIST draft SP 800-131 B & SP 800-131 C

NIST published the following draft SPs.  As expected, FIPS 140-2 Security Policies need to address algorithms and key lengths subject to transition requirements [details are in SP 800-131 A].  Comments to the draft Special Publications are due March 31, 2011.

SP 800-131 B
DRAFT Transitions: Validation of Transitioning Cryptographic Algorithm and Key Lengths

SP 800-131 C
DRAFT Transitions: Validating the Transition from FIPS 186-2 to FIPS 186-3

Stop by the InfoGard booth at the RSA Conference in San Francisco next week.  We would be happy to answer your questions.

February 7, 2011

Looking for a free RSA Expo Pass for San Francisco?

With RSA 2011 approaching, InfoGard welcomes you to stop by our booth at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA
February 14th – February 17th.

Booth #650

We invite you to explore our many service areas, including:
  • FIPS 140-2
  • Common Criteria
  • FIPS 201 (PIV)
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI)
  • Systems Evaluations
  • Electronic Health Record
  • And much more!
Register for your complimentary expo pass by visiting the conference website
https://cm.rsaconference.com/US11/portal/regCode.wwClick on “create new account”  to register.  Your badge will be available for on-site pick up.

You will need a registration code.
Contact Mark or Steve below to request a registration code.

Deadline to redeem Expo Pass Code - February 11, 2011

If you would like to arrange a meeting, please e-mail one of the following:

Mark Minnoch mminnoch@infogard.com FIPS Program Manager, or
Steve Wilson swilson@infogard.com Common Criteria Evaluations Manger

We hope to see you there!


February 1, 2011

Another InfoGard CISSP

National Doughnut Day, National Ice Cream Day, National Hot Dog Day -- we celebrate just about everything here at InfoGard (especially if food is involved).

Our favorite celebrations are customer successes and fellow InfoGardian successes.  We just had another FIPS Security Engineer pass the CISSP exam.  That makes a total of 15 CISSPs at InfoGard!

Congratulations to Harmony!