Q: (from Josh)
I need a little help researching a topic and I’m hoping you can get me started. I need to know if Windows 7 Bit-locker encryption is NIST Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 approved? I have a non-profit that will need to comply with some pending Department of Justice regulations.
Any advice as to where to start?
I went straight to NIST and searched for “Windows 7” FIPS and found the following NIST reference: http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/1401val2010.htm#1332
which appears to confirm FIPS 140-2 certification.
Bitlocker is only FIPS 140-2 compliant if the correct registry key is set (or set via Group Policy) which requires setting before encrytping and the recovery process is as defined
sorry went to NIST site steve mentioned, Microsoft bit locker not listed as a product, other vendors on windows 7 yest but not bitlocker, can you mabe post the correct link?
This link to a PDF seems to confirm:
Here's a good read from Microsoft on the subject as well... http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/140sp/140sp1332.pdfCheers,