July 25, 2013

FIPS 140-2 Implementation Guidance updated

The CMVP published an update to the FIPS 140-2 Implementation Guidance (IG) on July 25, 2013.

Note:  You must read 9.10 if you have a software-only module. 

New Implementation Guidance:
  • 3.5 Documentation Requirements for Cryptographic Module Services
  • 9.9 Pair-Wise Consistency Self-Test When Generating a Key Pair
  • 9.10 Power-Up Tests for Software Module Libraries
  • D.11 References to the Support of Industry Protocols
Updated Implementation Guidance:
  • D.8 Key Agreement Methods
    • Resolution section has been updated.
  • D.9 Key Transport Methods
    • Resolution section has been updated.

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