Cellcrypt Awarded Security Assurance Certification
May 2010 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
Cellcrypt announced that its cryptographic module (Ccore) has been granted Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification (#1310) by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. Ccore is used in a range of Cellcrypt products including mobile phone and gateway applications.
Federal Information Processing Standards are developed by the United States Federal government for use by government agencies and by government contractors. They are used also widely by other entities such as Financial Services organisations globally. FIPS 140-2 covers the secure design and implementation of a cryptographic module, including roles, services and authentication; physical security; operational environment; cryptographic key management; electromagnetic interference/electromagnetic compatibility; self-tests; design assurance; and mitigation of other attacks.