FIPS

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Short for Federal Information Processing Standards, FIPS are standards and guidelines developed by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) for Federal computer systems. NIST develops FIPS when there are federal government requirements, such as for encryption, security, and interoperability, and there are no acceptable industry standards or solutions.

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Computer acronyms, Encryption, Security