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FIPS-validated cryptography

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A cryptographic module validated by the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) to meet requirements specified in FIPS Publication 140-2 (as amended). As a prerequisite to CMVP validation, the cryptographic module is required to employ a cryptographic algorithm implementation that has successfully passed validation testing by the Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP). See NSA-Approved Cryptography.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under FIPS-Validated Cryptography
NIST SP 800-171 Rev. 1 [Superseded]