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About the Symposium

CMVP Symposium 2004 - FIPS 140-2: Where security starts …

The Cryptographic Module Validation Program Symposium 2004 will be held on September 14-15, 2004 at the DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in Rockville, MD. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) invite you to this event.

The CMVP Symposium will include presentations and discussions on the FIPS 140-2, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, supporting documents such as the Derived Test Requirements and Implementation Guidance, cryptographic algorithm testing suites, expectations, future direction, panel discussions from Federal and user agencies and laboratory panel discussions.

Federal agencies and departments are required to comply with FIPS 140-2. This involves the acquisition of validated cryptographic modules (which may be incorporated in a product/application) for protecting sensitive but unclassified data. Cryptographic modules are used to provide security services such as confidentially, integrity, and authentication. FIPS 140-2 provides users with 1) a specification of security features that are required at each security level, 2) flexibility in choosing security requirements and environments, and 3) a guide to ensuring the modules incorporate necessary security features.

Registration for the CMVP 2004 Symposium is available at:

Who should attend?

  • Security IT Developers (hardware and software)
  • Security IT Users
  • Cryptographic Module Vendors
  • Procurement Specialists
  • Testing Laboratories
  • IT Managers

Sessions and Topics:

  • FIPS 140-2 Tutorial and Status
  • Navigating through the testing process
    o Hot Topics in Testing
    o Future direction - FIPS 140-3
  • New algorithm test suites with more to come
    o New Tool Development
  • National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)
  • Panel Discussion - User's and Vendor's
  • International Topics
    o International Organization for Standardization (ISO) directions
  • Cryptographic Module Tester Competency Program
  • FISMA Implementation
  • CMVP Laboratory Panel

Cryptographic Module Validation Program Symposium 2004
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