International Cryptographic Module Conference 2022

The next edition of ICMC comes in a watershed year for commercial cryptography: The highly-anticipated FIPS 140-3 standard for cryptographic modules went into effect in late 2020. At the same time, European regulators are moving forward with independent cryptographic standards.

Interest in open source solutions has greatly expanded. And legacy systems are under a growing threat as the need for quantum-resistant algorithms increases each year.

The conference will survey the new FIPS 140-3 standard, discuss the effect on current certifications, and report on the progress of the Automated Cryptographic Validation Program.

Participants will take a close look at new certification standards emerging in Europe, and examine the growing emphasis on cryptographic certification by schemes in China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and others. Three days of presentations will survey the open source cryptographic protocols that power the Internet and the cutting-edge post-quantum crypto work that will insure future security.

Over 400 industry leaders from 27 countries will come together to address the unique challenges faced by those who develop, produce, test, specify, and use cryptographic modules, with a strong focus on standards such as FIPS 140-3, ISO/IEC 19790, eIDAS, PCI PTS, and Common Criteria. The conference helps to foster a focused, organized community of users.

The conference reviews technical issues underlying cryptographic implementation including physical security, key management, side-channel analysis, open-source development, algorithm testing, quantum threats, embedded applications, standardization, validation programs, government policy, professional ethics, and more.

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