Hikvision, a provider of many security products and solutions announces that it has achieved FIPS 140-2 certification. The US Government Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) is the US computer security standard used to approve cryptographic modules. This is used to maintain and ensure the security standards of regulated industries and of some government departments.
Used by federal government agencies in the US and Canada, FIPS 140-2 is also widely used in regulated industries such as finance, healthcare, legal, and utilities, as well as commercial businesses. Hikvision has achieved FIPS 140-2 certification for IP camera and network video recorder (NVR) products.
Dr. Wang Bin, Chief Officer of Hikvision’s Network Information Security Laboratory and Network Security Department believes that the industry “should be adopting the same standards that are used by governments and highly regulated industries”. This should provoke other similar organisations to follow suit in trying to gain this kind of accreditation.
FIPS 140-2 is used and referenced by numerous standards bodies and international testing organisations, including the ISO standard. Global tech companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, and Google have achieved FIPS 140-2 validation.
The FIPS 140-2 validation process includes a series of rigorous tests by an independent and accredited U.S. security laboratory, and NIST compliance confirmation.