Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM) (TSX: RIM) announced on Thursday that it has received FIPS
140-2 certification for the new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, making it the first tablet certified for deployment within US federal government agencies.
The purpose of the training was to strengthen the capacity and knowledge base of potential FIPs
for developing proposals as well as compliance with relevant policies and procedures during the project implementation in the light of safeguard policies including gender, environment, social safeguards.
140-2 was instituted to protect sensitive or valuable U.S.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the FIPS
140 series and its four levels of security to standardize the requirements for cryptography modules.
Updating the open source FIPS
140-2 module, which is currently used by millions of web servers and Internet-connected devices, will make it easier for companies to comply with the ubiquitous TLS and SSL open source cryptographic standards.
To ensure that the potential FIPs
and other stakeholders were able to develop proposals according to the fund proposal development guidance was another main objective of the workshop.
140-2 is mandated for US government and military use and is the standard for regulated industries, such as finance, healthcare and utilities.
The new Kingston USB drives are both 256-bit AES hardware encrypted and FIPS
certified (DT4000G2DM is FIPS
140-2 Level 3 validated; DTVP30DM is FIPS
197 certified) to ensure maximum corporate and personal data security.
The "Kingston IronKey" will be the company's top of the line as well as the industry's most secure USB Flash drive featuring FIPS
140-2 Level 3 certification.