Lessons Learned in Market Adoption of the Common Criteria


Given several years of real world experience with evaluations, evaluated products, and market reactions to the Common Criteria, it is appropriate to ask whether the Common Criteria is in fact succeeding and what the reasons are for its level of success. This presentation will summarize a vendor’s perspective on the actions and reactions of vendors, evaluation laboratories, government evaluation agencies and customers. In particular, the similarities and differences to prior evaluation regimes and the costs and benefits of evaluation will be emphasized. From this experience, we’ll go on to draw some conclusions about where the Common Criteria are on a path to success and where tuning or course corrections are indicated.