GCT at the Common Criteria Development Board bi-annual Session

March 26, 2012 - 2 Comments

Today I am happy to have a guest Post from Jennifer Gilbert.  Jennifer functions as the Global Certification Team (GCT) lead for Strategy and Policy.  She can be reached at jtgilber@cisco.com

During the course of March 20 to March 22nd, the Common Criteria Development Board (CCDB) held its bi-annual session in Tokyo, Japan.

A precedent setting Industry invitation resulted in the 1st Joint CCDB and Industry Workshop – representatives from Cisco, Microsoft, Intel, SafeNet, Ricoh, EWA, SiVenture, Corsec, Aerospace, and Epoche & Espri participated in this first ever Joint Workshop.  While several indepth discussions took place, a draft of the Terms of Reference (ToR) for Technical Communities was well received by the CCDB.  The ToR is currently out for review within the broader Common Criteria Forum (CCF) to assure those who were unable to participate from Industry in Tokyo are able to provide input and comment further.  Cisco anticipates that the CCDB will instantiate the Terms of Reference within the next 3 months.  For those who would like to follow more closely, you can apply to be a part of the CCF here.

The 1st Joint CCDB and Industry Workshop was rendered a success and encouraged for future ICCC events; the 2nd Joint CCDB and Industry Workshop will be held in September, one week in advance of the ICCC Paris.

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  1. Jen,

    What else was discussed at the Workshop? Did they talk about Supply Chain? What about mutual recognition? The NIAP PP’s? Are there official minutes out there?



    • Josh,

      I spoke w Jen and got some clarification for you. “Supply Chain was briefly discussed within Industry and are awaiting confirmation of an acknowledgement from CCDB for a Technical Community to be formalized; PP’s in general were discussed within the Joint Workshop, yet a priority list is to be prepared by Industry and provided back to the CCDB for consideration on CPP development; Mutual Recognition while not discussed within the Joint Workshop was a consistent theme in informal conversations. More in-depth minutes are to be posted via CCF within the next few business days.” I have edited the post to add the link to apply to the CCF Forum, but here it is for you as well! http://groups.google.com/group/cc-forum