Common Criteria and NIST Evaluation

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The Common Criteria, recognized worldwide, provides a standardized framework for evaluating the security attributes of IT products and systems. From defining security requirements to testing and verifying products against these requirements, the Common Criteria assure that the evaluation process is rigorous, repeatable, and thorough.

To ensure the success of the program on a national basis, organizations in those locales will manage certified labs that can test for Common Criteria standards. One such organization and program in the United States is the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program, or NVLAP).

This article will discuss Common Criteria and how they are managed under NVLAP. 


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What are ISO 30141 and the General Characteristics of Internet of Things (IoT) Systems?

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The Internet of Things (IoT) was seen as the next big thing for the consumer market. While the impact of IoT technology is still unfolding, there is no doubt that IoT devices have made a much bigger impact in the commercial space. IoT networks are changing how we handle major industrial processes, from healthcare to supply chain logistics and manufacturing. Accordingly, the ISO has put forth a document, ISO 30141, on best practices and characteristics of operational IoT systems. 


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What Is ISO 27018 and How Does it Apply to Cloud Providers?

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ISO/IEC 27018 establishes commonly accepted control objectives to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in line with the privacy principles in ISO/IEC 29100 for cloud providers offering public infrastructure and services. It is a critical document for these providers seeking to instill the trustworthiness of their systems in their customers and clients. Learn more about ISO 27018 and what it takes to get your cloud infrastructure up to speed.


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