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SGS Cryptographic Security Testing Laboratory in Clackamas, Oregon

Consumer CompactMarch 28, 2023

Located near Portland, Oregon, our Penumbra Security facility is a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) accredited Cryptographic Security Testing Laboratory (CSTL). We provide information security compliance testing solutions against regulatory and governmental standards.

We have decades of experience in evaluating cryptographic modules to the highest levels of the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140 standard, including conformance testing services to FIPS 140-3. Our experts are dedicated to helping customers seamlessly navigate the various complexities of the FIPS standard.

We are also the world’s leading testing and certification service provider for postal security systems, offering postage evidence system (PES) conformance testing, postal security standards development, postal security assessments and audits.

In addition, our experts are specialists in cryptographic security techniques, web application and network penetration testing, security vulnerability assessments and physical security and provide IT infrastructure audits for a wide variety of industries.

Penumbra Security, Inc was acquired by SGS in 2022.

Location: Clackamas, Oregon, USA
Established: 2011
Size: 192 m2
Employees: 6


Serving national and international clients, we specialize in information security conformance testing to industry and government standards. Services include:

  • Application and test tool development for cryptographic products
  • Indicia verification, barcode quality and readability
  • Postal forensics

Key services

Our comprehensive testing solutions cover:

  • FIPS 140-3 cryptographic module conformance testing
  • NIST SP 800-90B Entropy System Validations (ESV)
  • Cryptographic algorithm validation testing
  • Postage evidencing systems (PES) evaluations
  • IT infrastructure auditing


  • NIST NVLAP (Laboratory Code 200983)

Penumbra is part of SGS Brightsight – the world’s largest security evaluation company. SGS Brightsight has a global network of security laboratories in The Netherlands, France, Spain, Austria, China, Singapore and the USA.

Learn more about the Penumbra laboratory.

Learn more about SGS Brightsight.

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