Introduction of KECS(Korea Evaluation and Certification Scheme)


One of the efforts to build secure and reliable IT environment, Korea launched IT security evaluation and certification program in February of 1998. Korea started with firewall evaluation, and extended to intrusion detection system in 2000. Korea adopted international standard, ISO/IEC 15408, common Criteria in August of 2002 to allow various IT products to be evaluated. Since the commencement of evaluation program, Korea has evaluated more than 80 products such as firewall, IDS, VPN, Access control system, Fingerprint recognition system and IPS.
We developed quality manual in accordance with ISO/IEC Guide 65 and ISO/IEC 17025 and our organizations(Certification body and Evaluation body) have been operated with quality manual.
We have hoped to join the CCRA. We submitted the application for joining CAP in September of 2004 and have prepared all things needed to conduct shadow certification. We hope to give information of KECS(Korea Evaluation and Certification Scheme) to people concerning with CC. We'll describe the organizations and operation of Certification Body and Evaluation Body. Also, we'll present evaluation and certification procedure of KECS and Quality system in detail.