Workshop on Automated Cryptographic Validation Protocol (ACVP) (W00a)
NIST is working in close collaboration with the industry to address the shortcomings of the NIST Cryptographic Validation Programs and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of cryptographic module testing in order to reduce the time and cost required for testing while providing a high level of assurance for Federal government consumers. The first milestone of this multi-year effort has been accomplished—the ACVP testing scope is now a part NVLAP’s HB 150-17, Annex G, and an active NIST validation program. It is also a game-changer in the way it introduces a new model for testing that redistributes the trust in assurance so that it is closer to reality. This workshop will present all the details of current implementation and status of the ACVP.