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Security Assurance Through the Common Criteria Mark S. Merkow

Security Assurance Through the Common Criteria

Mark S. Merkow

Published February 19th 2003
ISBN : 9781578702770
Paperback
400 pages
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 About the Book 

-- Provides a building block approach to understanding a key governmental security initiative.-- Examines all aspects of the Common Criteria that are used for gaining assurance and approval. This includes components, participants and processes.--More-- Provides a building block approach to understanding a key governmental security initiative.-- Examines all aspects of the Common Criteria that are used for gaining assurance and approval. This includes components, participants and processes.-- Features a step-by-step example that takes the reader through development, identification, evaluation and maintenace of an application.For the past few years there has been a suggestion that anyone doing business with the Government for software, hardware, or computer services must test their product with the Common Criteria and provide the associated rating. In a system of security, if any of the components are weak (or vulnerable) the entire system is weak or vulnerable. The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (known also as the Common Criteria and ISO 15408) is the latest and best approach to application security assurance. Part I of this book provides an overview and history of security assurance and introduces the Common Criteria. Part II examines the components, participants, and process that are used within the standard for gaining assurance and international approval. Part III uses a real-world example to uncover the process from end-to-end. Reference appendices also help the IT professional make the best decisions about application security.