Category Archives: Security

MONTHLY FED ROUNDUP – DECEMBER 2017

MONTHLY FED ROUNDUP – DECEMBER 2017

DISA’s December News DISA held a symposium at their to address the adoption of cloud architecture solutions within its HQ at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Director of the DISA Development and Business Center,Alfred Rivera retires after 35 years of service DISA CFO, Sannadean “Sanna” Sims, retires after 30 years of services NIST’s December News Special… Read More

FIPS 140-2: Covering the Basics

FIPS 140-2: Covering the Basics

What is FIPS 140-2? The Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) is a U.S. and Canadian co-sponsored security standard for hardware, software, and firmware solutions. All products sold into the U.S. federal government are required by law to complete FIPS 140-2 validation if they use cryptography in security systems that process Sensitive But Unclassified… Read More

MONTHLY FED ROUNDUP – NOVEMBER 2017

MONTHLY FED ROUNDUP – NOVEMBER 2017

DISA’s November News DISA conducted their Annual Industry Forecast DISA sponsors the 1st DoD Knowledge Management Summit The “Mercury Spectrum” mobile application is now available for download NIST’s November News Special Publications: Update to Special Publication 800-171, Revision 1, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information is Nonfederal Systems and Organizations SP 800-67, Revision 2, Recommendation for the Triple… Read More

Corsec Collaborates with NIAP on Labgram #106

Corsec Collaborates with NIAP on Labgram #106

In September, Corsec uncovered a policy change that would affect a number of Common Criteria evaluations following this NIAP announcement: “Per published NIST notifications, all non-56B-compliant key transport schemes will be disallowed in the U.S. government after 2017.” Corsec immediately began to engage with NIAP, our customer base, our network of testing labs, and contacts within… Read More