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Austin, TX, United States, 2007/09/21 - atsec hosted a seminar on Common Criteria 3.1 for eleven delegates from KISA, the Korea Information Security Agency.
The five-day seminar examined Common Criteria 3.1, which succeeds version 2.3 of the standard and which introduces many changes in the security assurance requirements part of the standard, and in the standard methodology supporting evaluation.
The Republic of Korea is a Certificate Authorizing Country within the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA). The purpose of the CCRA is to enable participants to pursue shared objectives related to Common Criteria evaluation, including eliminating the burden of duplicate evaluations of IT products and protection profiles. To support this objective, the CCRA seeks to ensure the reliability of the judgments on which certification is based, by requiring that a Certification/Validation Body (CB)-issuing Common Criteria certificates must meet high and consistent standards.
atsec’s accredited laboratories operate under the certificate authorizing U.S. and German schemes and have provisional status under the Swedish Scheme. atsec also offers consultancy including training for the Common Criteria 3.1 standards on a global basis.
Fiona Pattinson, Director of Business Development for atsec says: "I am very honored that the Korean Information Security Agency made atsec their first choice for professional training in the latest version of the International Standard, Common Criteria."
atsec will be present with a booth at this year’s International Common Criteria Conference, ICCC in Rome (25th – 27th of September). Also, five security experts from atsec information security will present six sessions at the conference, making atsec the single largest presenting contributor to the 2007 event. We invite you to visit us at our booth to learn more about the successful, innovative work done by the premier global Common Criteria laboratory, for example, our Linux OS and mainframe computer evaluation projects.
About atsec information security
atsec information security is an independent, standards-based IT (information technology) security consulting and evaluation services company that combines a business-oriented approach to information security with in-depth technical knowledge and global experience. atsec was founded in Munich (Germany) in 2000 and has extensive international operations with offices in the U.S., Germany, Sweden, the U.K., and China. atsec leverages its deep security, process, and standards expertise to consult on a wide range of IT security needs, enabling clients to establish integrated security management procedures in order to manage security risk and improve data, product, and business process reliability. atsec works with leading global companies such as IBM, HP, Oracle, Cray, BMW, SGI, Vodafone, Swisscom, RWE, and Wincor-Nixdorf.