Validating Multiple Cryptographic Modules (C12a) Steve Ratcliffe joined Cisco’s Government Certification Team in 2011 as a FIPS Technical Engineer. In this role Steve is responsible for FIPS evaluations of many Cisco products, including the line of Integrated Service Routers and ASA products. Before joining Cisco, Steve was the FIPS Lab Manager for ICSA Labs. Steve retired from the US Navy after serving for 20 years as a Cryptographic Technician. He holds a degree from St Leo University.