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The National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) is responsible for U.S. implementation of the Common Criteria, including management of the NIAP Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) validation body.  NIAP manages a national program for developing Protection Profiles, evaluation methodologies, and policies that will ensure achievable, repeatable, and testable requirements.  In partnership with NIST, NIAP also approves Common Criteria Testing Laboratories to conduct these security evaluations in private sector operations across the U.S. 

NIAP takes a collaborative approach to technology-specific protection profile development by supporting the creation of international technical communities of representatives from industry, government, end users, and academia.  This results in consistent evaluation methodologies across U.S. testing labs and among labs associated with international Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement schemes. 

NIAP also works with NATO and international standards bodies (ISO) to share Common Criteria evaluation experiences and avoid duplication of effort.  In the U.S., NIAP engages with other National Security Systems (NSS) users to ensure Protection Profiles, along with their associated DoD Annexes, provide a streamlined certification path for IA and IA enabled COTS products employed with NSS. 


  • Authentication Server PP-Module V1.0 Published!

    The National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to announce the posting of the Authentication Server PP-Module V1.0.  This was a minor update to align with Network Device cPP v2.2e, add two-factor authentication, and support the conversion to PP module.  In addition, all applicable NIAP Technical Decisions were incorporated.

  • Functional Package for Transport Layer Security (TLS) Version 2.0 Published

    The National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to announce the posting of the Functional Package for Transport Layer Security (TLS) Version 2.0.  This update removes TLS 1.1/1.0 and adds TLS 1.3.  It also incorporates all applicable Technical Decisions.  As new and updated PPs/PP-Modules are published, they will make use of this TLS package, where applicable.

  • See the NIAP Third Quarter Progress Report to learn about recent NIAP accomplishments and activities, and upcoming releases.

  • Session Border Controller (SBV) PP-Module V1.0 Published!

    The National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to announce the posting of the Session Border Controller (SBC) PP-Module V1.0.  This was a minor update to support the conversion to PP module.  In addition, all applicable NIAP Technical Decisions were incorporated.

  • PP-Module for STIP v1.1 Published!

    The National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to announce the posting of the Protection Profile-Module for SSL/TLS Inspection Proxy (STIP), Version 1.1. This is a minor update to align with changes to NDcPP v2.2eRead More

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