In August 2018 Hikvision announced it achieved the U.S. Government Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1 certification.
FIPS 140-2 establishes the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) as a joint effort by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) for the Government of Canada.
Hikvision's encryption module (HIKSSL) received Level 1 FIPS 140-2 certification to be used in both IP cameras and NVR products.
FIPS 140-2 is used by U.S. and Canadian government agencies, and regulated industries such as finance, healthcare, legal, and utilities, as well as commercial businesses. It is used and referenced by numerous standards bodies and international testing organizations, including the ISO standard. Global technology companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, and Google have achieved FIPS 140-2 validation.
The FIPS 140-2 validation process is comprehensive, and includes a series of rigorous tests by an independent and accredited U.S. security laboratory, and NIST compliance confirmation.