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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. 

  • NIAP Endorses NDcPP v2.1

    NIAP has endorsed the Network Device collaborative Protection Profile v2.1 (NDcPP v2.1) and published the cPP and Supporting Documents to the NIAP-Approved PP List.  This endorsement is a formal statement that products successfully evaluated against the ND cPP that demonstrate exact conformance to the cPP, and in compliance with all NIAP policies, will be placed on the NIAP Product Compliant List. This version succeeds Version 2.0E which will sunset effective 10 Se...

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  • Application Software v1.3 Protection Profile Published

    The National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to announce the posting of the Protection Profile for Application Software, Version 1.3. The PP updates include Technical Decisions resulting from prior completed evaluations, incor...

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  • Functional Package for Transport Layer Security (TLS) Version 1.1 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 1.1. This minor version update is limited to clarifications regarding override for invalid certificates, renegotation_info extension, DTLS versions, and named Diffie-Hellman groups in DTLS contexts. Given the m...

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  • FDE EE cPP v2.0 and FDE AA cPP v2.0 Erratas Published

    The Full Drive Encryption (FDE) international Technical Community (iTC) has published Errata versions of the FDE Encryption Engine (EE) Collaborative Protection Profile (cPP) v2.0, FDE EE Supporting Document (SD) v2.0,  FDE Authorization Acquisition (AA) cPP v2.0, and FDE AA SD v2.0. The Errata versions replace the v2.0 documents with immediate effect. Therefore, NIAP has published the Errata versions and archived the FDE EE cPP v2.0, FDE EE SD v2.0, FDE AA cPP v2.0, and FDE AA SD v2.0.

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