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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. 


  • The FDE iTC has released the draft Enterprise Management module for public review.  Please visit the FDE Technical Community page to review the draft and related comment forms.  The public comment period will close on Friday, 26 May 2017.

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has submitted a report to Congress that details current and emerging threats to the Federal government’s use of mobile devices and recommends security improvements to the mobile device ecosystem.  Mandated by the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, the “Study on Mobile Device Security” relied on significant input from mobile industry vendors, carriers, service provider...

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

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  • Call for Participants for File Encryption 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 for the update of the File Encryption Extended Profile (EP).  Members of this TC are expected to provide technical input to update the EP to include requirements for enterprise management and update the requirements for multi-user support.

    All interested parties should contact NIAP/CCEVS at tc-file-staff@niap-ccevs.or...

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  • VPN Gateway Extended Package Version 2.1 Published

     

    The  National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) is pleased to announce the posting of the VPN Gateway Extended Package Version 2.1.  Minor updates were made to add the FWcPP as an additional base PP and transport mode is no longer mandated in IPSEC communication.Read More

  • Call for Participants for PSS 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 for the update of the Peripheral Sharing Switch Protection Profile version 3.0. Members of this TC are expected to provide technical input to update the Protection Profile for products that provide a PSS capability.

    All interested parties should contact NIAP/CCEVS at tc-pss-staff@niap-ccevs.org, providing the information lis...

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