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FIPS 140-2 Level 1

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) is a USA government standard for specifying computer security in relation to cryptographic levels. It is defined in The FIPS Publication 140-2 titled Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules. There are 4 levels to the FIPS 140-2 standard. Level 1 is the base level required in order for security at the cryptographic level to be assured.
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