In the following paragraphs of this blog page, we provide even more detailed information about the well known Common Criteria standard, which is set on a widely-used, international agreement, which can provide the fundamentals for any IT security assessment initiative.

Representing the technical basis for the said international agreement, the Common Criteria, or Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation and the Common Methodology for Information Technology Security Evaluation, ensure that several aspects are covered when it comes to computing communication.

The ability to evaluate various products or entities, with the help of competent licensed laboratories, is one of the features that Common Criteria boasts, and this can be used for helping determine the particular security properties of a given environment, its extent, and its assurance.

Since the Common Criteria can ensure that multiple Certificate Authorization Schemes can be issued, this means that the certification of the security properties of any product or entity are covered, based on the specific results of their corresponding evaluation.

In order to define the criteria and evaluation methods for the Common Criteria, several supporting documents are used in order to be able to certify specific technologies.

All of the security certificates provided under the Common Criteria standard are universally recognized by all the signatory parties of the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement, thereby automatically solving the issue of compatibility when switching to new information and data.

Overall, Common Criteria technology is currently one of the most widely spread mutual recognition forms for any IT security products, being commonly accepted as a standard in the industry.

In the following pages, more details about the various components of the Common Criteria standard will be provided, such as the customer standards and possibilities for interweaving the technology with the specific aspects and requirements of large scale venues, including government projects.