SAP Insider: Is your data properly protected?
Exchanging and storing electronic information is a normal part of everyday business. Using a security product to encrypt sensitive data before storing or sending it makes it much harder for an attacker to manipulate or make use of stolen data. But if the encryption software you are using doesn't work the way it's supposed to, you might as well not be using it at all. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140 is a standard that defines a set of security requirements for products that implement cryptography. It ensures that these products work securely and as designed to guarantee protection for your sensitive business data.