iOS 6 given FIPS 140-2 validation for use by the US Government

Following approval by the UK’s CESG standards last year, iOS 6 has had its security credentials further validated by the US Government after being granted permission to be used for “low-level work”.

According to the US Government, iOS 6 now meets FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards, the US Government’s Computer Security Standards which specify the requirements for cryptography models to be used by its staff), meaning it’s safe for completing low level work. What does this mean? Well, as of Friday 10th May, US officials with the lowest level of security clearance can use iPad and iPhone devices that are running iOS 6.

Why is this important for iOS 6? iOS has always been considered a secure platform by many organisations, but this new validation means that iOS 6 has an official recommendation and has received the FIPS 140-2 certification. What’s really important, though, is that the news comes straight after the end of an exclusive contract that the Department of Defense will have had with BlackBerry, as well as the approval of iOS 6 by the UK’s IT security division, CESG.

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