ARDC-CL-000345 - Adobe Reader DC must enable FIPS mode.
Use of weak or untested encryption algorithms undermines the purposes of utilizing encryption to protect data. The application must implement cryptographic modules adhering to the higher standards approved by the federal government since this provides assurance they have been tested and validated.
Configure the following registry value: Note: The Key Names 'bFIPSMode' is not created by default in the Adobe Reader DC install and must be created. Registry Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER Registry Path: \Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\2015\AVGeneral Value Name: bFIPSMode Type: REG_DWORD Value: 1