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Cryptographic Module Validation Program Conference 2002

The Cryptographic Module Validation Program Conference 2002 will be held on March 26-27, 2002 at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington DC. Sponsored by NIST and the Canadian Security Establishment (CSE), this conference will focus on the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP).

The CMVP Conference will include presentations and discussions on the new FIPS 140-2 standard, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, differences between FIPS 140-1 and FIPS 140-2, algorithm testing suites, Common Criteria and the CMVP, a number of panel discussions from Federal and user agencies and a laboratory panel discussion.

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.

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
  • FIPS 140-1 and FIPS 140-2 Differences
  • Testing to FIPS 140-2
  • Algorithm Testing
  • National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP)
  • Agency Panel
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Panel
  • CSE/ITS Products Pre-qualification Program (IPPP)
  • Common Criteria and CMVP
  • CMVP Laboratory Panel
Selected Presentations
March 26, 2002 Type
11:00 PM Building More Secure Systems for the Critical Infrastructure
Dr. Ron Ross - NIST
11:00 PM Cryptographic Module Evaluation Protection Profile (PP) project
Annabelle Lee
March 25, 2002 Type
11:00 PM Algorithm Validation Testing
Lawrence Bassham
Ms. Sharon Keller - NIST/CSD
11:00 PM CMVP Status and FIPS 140-1&2
Annabelle Lee
11:00 PM FIPS 140-2 and the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP)
Annabelle Lee
11:00 PM National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program
Jeffrey Horlick
11:00 PM Testing to FIPS 140-2 Derived Test Requirements
Randall Easter

Event Details

Starts: March 26, 2002 - 07:30 AM EST
Ends: March 27, 2002 - 03:30 PM EST

Format: In-person Type: Conference


Attendance Type: Open to public
Audience Type: Industry,Government


Washington Plaza Hotel
Washington, DC

Related Topics

Security and Privacy: cryptography, testing & validation

Created August 23, 2017, Updated June 22, 2020