Panel Discussion: ACVP—How It Will Change the Way You Work (C22b)
The Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program program is beginning to roll out a complete set of CAVP algorithm testing capabilities with automated algorithm testing based on the ACVP protocol. Plans are in place to pilot automated cryptographic module validation, and roll out an automated cryptographic module test NIST web service and protocol. This service may reduce CAVP testing time and expense but there are many potential long-term business impacts for testing labs and cryptographic module developers. Vendors have traditionally depended on CST labs for guidance on algorithm testing. ACVP could reduce this dependency while shifting additional responsibilities to the vendor. What are the potential consequences (intended and unintended) for the industry? This panel, comprised of experts from both the lab and vendor camps, will discuss early experience with ACVP, and the outlook for its long-term business impact.