Corsec would like to congratulate our partner, Ascom, on completing the Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) validation process on their Smartphone BoringCrypto Module.
To achieve this milestone, Ascom partnered with Corsec, completing a Level 1 validation as seen in certificate #4276. For more information on the validation and to find additional details on the Crypto Library security policy, visit NIST’s validated modules site.
For more information on engineering your product to meet Federal and regulated industry security requirements, schedule time to speak to a Corsec engineer.
About FIPS 140
FIPS 140-2 / FIPS 140-3 are a joint effort by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), under the Canadian government. The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), headed by NIST, provides module and algorithm testing for FIPS 140, which applies to Federal agencies using validated cryptographic modules to protect sensitive government data in computer and telecommunication systems. FIPS 140 provides stringent third-party assurance of security claims on any product containing cryptography that may be purchased by a government agency.
FIPS, which is mandated by law in the U.S. and very strictly enforced in Canada, is also currently being reviewed by ISO to become an international standard. FIPS 140 has gained worldwide recognition as an important benchmark for third party validations of encryption products of all kinds. A FIPS 140 validation of a product provides end users with a high degree of product security, assurance, and dependability.
About Ascom & Their BoringCrypto Library
The Ascom Smartphone BoringCrypto is an open-source, general purpose cryptographic library which provides FIPS 140-2 approved cryptographic algorithms to serve BoringSSL and other user-space applications. The cryptographic module is also supported on the following operating environment: Android 10 on Ascom Myco 3 with ARM Cortex-A53.
Ascom is a global solutions provider focused on healthcare ICT and mobile workflow solutions, for more information visit their website here.
About Corsec Security, Inc.
For two decades Corsec has assisted companies through the IT security certification process for FIPS 140-2 / FIPS 140-3, Common Criteria (CC) and the DoD’s APL. We are a privately owned company focused on partnering with organizations worldwide to assist with the process of security certifications and validations. Our certification methodology helps open doors to new markets and increase revenue for clients with products ranging from mobile phones to satellites. Our broad knowledge safeguards against common pitfalls and thwarts delays, translating to a swift and seamless path to certification. Corsec has created the benchmark for providing business leaders with fast, flexible access to industry knowledge on security certifications and validations.