August 5, 2019 / GuidesFor Team
Encryption algorithms are not the same. Some are better than others. FIPS 140-2 is a US government standard policy on the capabilities of a particular algorithm. It is a required certification for any vendor to sell their services to any US Government institution. The question is, if you’re a private institution, why would it matter to you? This article explains what FIPS 140-2 is and why is it important. If you are looking to protect your own data and are aware that there are varying levels of encryption, then you can use FIPS 140-2 as your standard. If it’s good enough to protect US government secrets, then it is good enough to protect you.
– Miyagi Kazuki
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