If the RNG of an HSM is said to be compliant to FIPS 140-2 (approved DRBG - SP 800-90 CTR mode) does also imply that it is compliant to FIPS 186-2?

  • If it did, then what would be the point of (those portions of) FIPS 186-2, as opposed to having just 140-2? – a CVn Jun 28 '16 at 21:43
  • @MichaelKjörling can you elaborate your answer a bit more? – Tarik GUELZIM Jun 28 '16 at 22:29
  • Did you notice the second sentence in a comment under the same question you posted on StackOverflow? – techraf Jun 29 '16 at 2:19
  • I did not answer the question. – a CVn Jun 29 '16 at 6:40
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    Note: This question has been cross-posted also to Cryptography SE. – a CVn Jun 29 '16 at 14:19

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