Encryption and NIST FIPS 140 (FIPS 140-2)

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In April 2022, NIST stopped accepting applications for validation certificates for the FIPS 140-2 standard of security in lieu of the updated FIPS 140-3. While many companies are still waiting for their FIPS 140-2 certification (if they got their application in before the April deadline), many are now considering adopting the new 140-3 standard. 

But, to understand the new standard, it’s important to understand the old. FIPS 140-2 has been the NIST standard for cryptography for almost two decades, and its impact will still be felt for years to come. 


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The Impact of Quantum Computing on Cybersecurity

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In December 2020, Chinese researchers claimed to have developed the fastest quantum computer in the world. This computer, built using quantum particles and using light as a medium, can perform calculations exponentially faster than classical computers.

What is currently the bleeding edge of computing and scientific research tends to become the norm at some point, and as such security experts are watching these developments closely. Quantum computing could disrupt modern cybersecurity and its reliance on the limitations of traditional computing.

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