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AppVet Mobile App Vetting System AppVet
AppVet is a web application for managing and automating the app vetting process. AppVet facilitates the app vetting workflow by providing an intuitive user interface for submitting and testing apps, managing reports, and assessing risk. Through the specification of APIs, schemas and requirements, AppVet is designed to easily and seamlessly integrate with a wide variety of clients including users, apps stores, and continuous integration environments as well as third-party tools including...
Automated Cryptographic Validation Testing ACVT
The Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP) and the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) were established on July 17, 1995 by NIST to validate cryptographic modules conforming to the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-1, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, and other FIPS cryptography based standards. FIPS 140-2 was released on May 25, 2001 and supersedes FIPS 140-1. The current implementation of the CMVP is shown in Figure 1 below. The CAVP is a...
Combinatorial Testing
Combinatorial methods can reduce costs for software testing, and have significant applications in software engineering:   Combinatorial or t-way testing is a proven method for more effective testing at lower cost. The key insight underlying its effectiveness resulted from a series of studies by NIST from 1999 to 2004. NIST research showed that most software bugs and failures are caused by one or two parameters, with progressively fewer by three or more, which means that combinatorial testing...
Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program CAVP
The NIST Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP) provides validation testing of Approved (i.e., FIPS-approved and NIST-recommended) cryptographic algorithms and their individual components. Cryptographic algorithm validation is a prerequisite of cryptographic module validation. Vendors may use any of the NVLAP-accredited Cryptographic and Security Testing (CST) Laboratories to test algorithm implementations. An algorithm implementation successfully tested by a lab and validated by...
Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP
Welcome to the CMVP The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) is a joint effort between the National Institute of Standards and Technology under the Department of Commerce and the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, a branch of the Communications Security Establishment. The goal of the CMVP is to promote the use of validated cryptographic modules and provide Federal agencies with a security metric to use in procuring equipment containing validated cryptographic modules.  Cryptographic...
Entropy as a Service EaaS
Cryptography is critical for securing data at rest or in transit over the IoT. But cryptography fails when a device uses easy-to-guess (weak) keys generated from low-entropy random data. Standard deterministic computers have trouble producing good randomness, especially resource-constrained IoT-class devices that have little opportunity to collect local entropy before they begin network communications. The best sources of true randomness are based on unpredictable physical phenomena, such as...
FIPS 140-3 Development
THIS PAGE IS FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY SEE FIPS 140-3 TRANSITION EFFORT FOR THE CURRENT STATUS Approval of FIPS 140-3  |  SP 800-140x Development  |  Implementation Schedule  |  2015 RFI FIPS 140-3 approved On March 22, 2019, the Secretary of Commerce approved Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS) 140-3, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, which supersedes FIPS 140-2. This was announced in the Federal Register on May 1, 2019. FIPS 140-3 aligns with...
FIPS 140-3 Transition Effort FIPS 140-3
While FIPS 140-2 continues on through 2026, development to support and validate FIPS 140-3 modules must be in place by September 2020. This project addresses questions concerning the process of migrating from FIPS 140-2 to FIPS 140-3.  The transition process includes organizational, documentation and procedural changes necessary to update and efficiently manage the ever increasing list of security products that are tested for use in the US and Canadian governments.  Changes also support the...
National Online Informative References Program OLIR
The National Online Informative References (OLIR) Program is a NIST effort to facilitate subject matter experts (SMEs) in defining standardized online informative references (OLIRs) between elements of their documents, products, and services and elements of NIST documents like the Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1, Privacy Framework Version 1.0, NISTIR 8259A, or NIST SP 800-53 Revision 5. The NIST Interagency or Internal Report (IR) 8278 - National Online Informative References (OLIR) Program:...
NIST Personal Identity Verification Program NPIVP
NIST has established the NIST Personal Identity Verification Validation Program (NPIVP) to validate Personal Identity Verification (PIV) components required by Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201. The objectives of the NPIVP program are: to validate the compliance/conformance of two PIV components --PIV middleware and PIV card application with the specifications in NIST SP 800-73; and to provides the assurance that the set of PIV middleware and PIV card applications that have...
Public Key Infrastructure Testing PKI
Testing PKI Components NIST/Information Technology Laboratory responds to industry and user needs for objective, neutral tests for information technology. ITL recognizes such tests as the enabling tools that help companies produce the next generation of products and services. It is a goal of the NIST PKI Program to develop such tests to help companies produce interoperable PKI components. NIST worked with CygnaCom Solutions and BAE Systems to develop a suite of tests that will enable...
SAMATE: Software Assurance Metrics And Tool Evaluation SAMATE
[Redirect to https://www.nist.gov/itl/ssd/software-quality-group/samate] The NIST Software Assurance Metrics And Tool Evaluation (SAMATE) project is dedicated to improving software assurance by developing methods to enable software tool evaluations, measuring the effectiveness of tools and techniques, and identifying gaps in tools and methods. The scope of the SAMATE project is broad: ranging from operating systems to firewalls, SCADA to web applications, source code security analyzers to...
Security Content Automation Protocol Validation Program SCAPVP
The SCAP Validation Program is designed to test the ability of products to use the features and functionality available through SCAP and its component standards. Under the SCAP Validation Program, independent laboratories are accredited by the NIST National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). Accreditation requirements are defined in NIST Handbook 150, and NIST Handbook 150-17. Independent laboratories conduct the tests contained in the SCAP Validation Program Derived Test...
Testing Laboratories
To become a laboratory for the CST program there are a number of requirements. A lab must become accredited under the CST LAP which is part of NIST’s NVLAP. A lab must sign and enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with NIST.  Click here for an example agreement. A lab must follow the “Principles of Proper Conduct” listed below. A lab must be US based if participating in the NPIVP scope. The following list are the Scopes maintained at NIST: Cryptographic...