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RESCHEDULED: An Invitational Virtual Workshop on the Automation of the NIST Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP)

(Updated: Friday, September 18, 2020):
This workshop was rescheduled from September 1 to Monday, October 5.


Workshop Objectives

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a virtual workshop on theAutomation of the NIST Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) on Monday, October 5, 2020. The number of cryptographic module validations has outstripped the available human resources for timely validation processing. This phenomenon is affecting all stakeholders participating in the CMVP (vendors, labs, and validators alike). The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the challenges and proposed approaches associated with automating the CMVP. The approach to CMVP automation must be based on consistent and reproducible evidence generated and reported by the producers of technologies that implement cryptographic capabilities. The findings from this workshop will inform the development of a potential National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) demonstration project that supports the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-3 Cryptographic Module Validation Program. The automated program should show a capability to process and deliver results at machine speed.

For more information about this workshop, including the agenda and link to register, please visit the event webpage at the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) website at:

Event Details

Starts: October 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM EDT
Ends: October 05, 2020 - 02:45 PM EDT

Format: Virtual Type: Workshop

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

Related Topics

Security and Privacy: cryptography, program management, risk management, security automation, testing & validation

Technologies: hardware

Activities and Products: standards development

Created July 31, 2020, Updated September 18, 2020