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FIPS Validated Encryption

FIPS 140-2 is the current (soon to be revised to FIPS 140-3) NIST encryption standard for government agencies protecting sensitive but unclassified information. NIST operates a Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) that offers testing of encryption (cryptographic modules) in products to ensure they are compliant with the FIPS standard. This testing involves not only which […]

TrueCrypt

Truecrypt is a free utility that performs encryption with a variety of options. It can encrypt individual files, groups of files and entire volumes. It creates a virtual disk that stores the files, can be mounted like a normal drive and handles the encryption/decryption process with real time access. When the virtual volume is not […]

Wireless Restrictions

AC-18 WIRELESS RESTRICTIONS (NIST SP 800-53) The organization: (i) establishes usage restrictions and implementation guidance for wireless technologies; and (ii) authorizes, monitors, controls wireless access to the information system. NIST Special Publications 800-48 and 800-97 provide guidance on wireless network security. NIST Special Publication 800-94 provides guidance on wireless intrusion detection and prevention. Overview of […]