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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. 


  • PP-Module for SSL/TLS Inspection Proxy v1.0 Published!

    The National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to announce the posting of the PP-Module for SSL/TLS Inspection Proxy. This PP-Module describes the security functionality of SSL/TLS Inspection Proxy and defines functional and assurance requirements for such products. This PP-Module is intended to specify the functionality of a network device that includes limited Certification Authority (CA) functionality to issue certificates for the purpos...

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

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  • Call for Participants in WIDS Technical Community

     

    The National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to invite interested parties to be part of the Technical Community (TC) for the update of the Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS) Extended Package.  Members of this TC are expected to provide technical input to update requirements that need more clarity and support the development of additi...

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  • PP-Module for File Encryption, Version 1.0 and PP-Module for File Encryption Enterprise Management, Version 1.0

    The National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to announce the posting of the PP-Module for File Encryption, Version 1.0 and PP-Module for File Encryption Enterprise Management, Version 1.0. The PP-Module for File Encryption replaces the Extended Package for Software File Encryption Version 1.0 and includes Technical Decisions (TDs) resulting from prior completed evaluations and other updates. The PP-Module for File Encryption Enterprise Managem...

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  • Peripheral Sharing Device Protection Profile, Version 4.0 Published (19 July 2019)

    The National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to announce the posting of the Peripheral Sharing Device (PSD) Protection Profile (PP), Version 4.0 and its five associated PP-Modules: PP-Module for Audio Input Devices, Version 1.0; PP-Module for Analog Audio Output Devices, Version 1.0; PP-Module for Keyboard/Mouse Devices, Version 1.0, PP-Module for User Authentication Devices, Version 1.0; and PP-Module for Video/Display Devices, Version 1...

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  • Call for Participants for Video/Voice over IP Technical Community

    The National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to invite interested parties to be part of a Technical Community (TC) for the update of the Extended Package (EP) for Video/Voice over IP (VVoIP).  Members of this TC are expected to provide technical input to update the EP to include requirements for Peer to Peer (P2P).

    Please note: If you are already a member of this Technical Community, there is no need to re-apply.
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