The Common Criteria in Well-Known Security Frameworks

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In today’s digital age, cybersecurity is not just a technical necessity but a critical compliance requirement. Organizations worldwide face rigorous regulations to safeguard sensitive data and maintain public trust. 

The Common Criteria certification is a pivotal standard in cybersecurity compliance among these regulatory frameworks. 

This article will discuss how CC plays a role in other, more well-known security and privacy frameworks.


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NVLAP Accreditation for Cybersecurity Labs

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We’ve previously written about the importance of NVLAP Common Criteria accreditation for lab testing and validating products for use in high-risk industries. It’s probably unsurprising that we are markedly interested in cybersecurity labs’ requirements. 

Here, we’re discussing NVLAP Common Criteria accreditation for cybersecurity labs–what it is, how it is unique for assessed labs, and some challenges you might face. 


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Understanding NVLAP Common Criteria Testing

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Government agencies (and their vendors and partners) are increasingly entrusted with sensitive data. Accordingly, protecting critical infrastructure and cybersecurity are both top priorities. The tools they use must come from time-tested and verified protocols to ensure they are secure and not tampered with. In turn, this means that these tools must come from labs that follow the strictest of requirements. 

NVLAP Common Criteria certification serves as a valuable tool for governments to evaluate the security capabilities of IT products and systems before procurement.


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