wolfCrypt FIPS 140-3 Update

HI! We have been industrious in moving forward with our FIPS 140-3 efforts! Here’s where we are at now:

  1. We are in the Implementation Under Test part of the NIST process. You can see from the list: https://csrc.nist.gov/projects/cryptographic-module-validation-program/modules-in-process/iut-list that wolfSSL, Apple, and Intel are leading the FIPS 140-3 charge!
  2. NEW AND COOL: RSA 4096 will be inside of our FIPS 140-3 boundary. More bit strength, more security!
  3. NEW AND COOL: ECDSA with SHA-3 will be inside the FIPS 140-3 boundary! Let’s all welcome SHA-3 to the FIPS universe!
  4. Timelines: We have now iterated with our lab a few times, and are approaching completion of all of our pre-lab work. Once the pre-lab work is completed in the next month or so, the Lab’s work begins in earnest, followed by NIST reviews.

We will not be able to get you a FIPS 140-3 wolfCrypt for Christmas this year, due to a little waiting we are doing on ACVP and IG’s, but we endeavor to lead the market with the freshest FIPS code! If everything stays on track, wolfCrypt will be the first general purpose cryptography library to complete FIPS 140-3 testing! Contact us at facts@wolfssl.com with any questions.

Your partners in the best and most progressive FIPS solutions,

Team wolfSSL