Ask SSL Support Desk: I need a certificate that is FIPS 140-2 compliant. Are SSL Certificates FIPS 140-2 compliant?

What is Ask SSL Support Desk? It is a summary of random questions that have one to the attention of Acmetek’s most awesome technical support reps. Answered and shared for the SSL Support Desk’s SSL Library which is designed to teach and educate the community. Question: Are SSL Certificates FIPS 140-2 compliant?  Short Answer: Yes-ish.  But FIPS pertains more to the actual physical protection of digital certificate cryptographic modules. If a certificate authority such as Entrust, or Comodo did not follow the guidelines set by FIPS 140-2 compliance then they would be out of business. If you got a EV CodeSigning certificate you will definitely get a FIPS 140-2 compliant certificate. This is because the actual certificate is installed on […]

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Ask SSL Support Desk: Are SSL Certificate NIST compliant? NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology

What is Ask SSL Support Desk? It is a summary of random questions that have one to the attention of Acmetek’s most awesome technical support reps. Answered and shared for the SSL Support Desk’s SSL Library which is designed to teach and educate the community. Question: Are SSL Certificates NIST compliant?  Short Answer: Yes. Actually, NIST was responsible for Certificate Authorities (CA) such as Digicert, Entrust, Comodo to start implementing the 2048 key pair bit length standard with SSL/TLS Certificates. More Information: Within the realm of Website and Network Security there are many institutions that “Set the Standard” to the way people and organizations conduct their infrastructure. Without standards there would be no consistency among product developers, manufactures, cyber security, […]

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