Cryptographic & Security Testing

EWA Canada is an accredited test lab and is approved to perform evaluations for Cryptographic & Security Testing (CST). Cryptographic & Security Testing (CST) is a National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) testing accreditation field encompassing a range of areas incorporating basic cryptographic and security testing capabilities.  EWA-Canada's scope of accreditation awarded by the NVLAP (Lab code 200556-0) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) includes the so-called "compound scopes of accreditation" for testing in the following areas:

Under the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) EWA-Canada is accredited to carry out testing of cryptographic modules in accordance with the requirements of FIPS PUB 140-2 to all security levels (1 through 4).

Under the Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP) EWA-Canada is accredited to carry out testing of vendor implementations of FIPS-approved and NIST-recommended cryptographic algorithms.

Under the NIST Personal Identity Verification Program (NPIVP) EWA-Canada is accredited to carry out:

    • Testing of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card applications; and
    • Testing of PIV middle-ware

Under the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Validation Program EWA-Canada is accredited to carry out testing of vendor products for conformance to the SCAP component standards and capabilities, including Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDDC) Scanner.

For a list of some of our clients that have certified or are certifying their products through EWA-Canada's labs follow this link.