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Hardware Evaluation and Certification

Last Updated 2018-03-22


European smart card industrial community has more than a decade of experience of security evaluation and certification for hardware products.

Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA), which is the certification body of Japan's Common Criteria scheme, has undergone training of hardware vulnerability analysis at European evaluation facilities, and is working cooperatively to develop sample smart cards to examine the penetration testing competency of evaluation facilities.

Recently IPA has revised the management regulations of Japan Information Technology Security Evaluation and Certification Scheme in order to make hardware evaluation and certification scheme fully operational.

What's New!

Latest Information

2018-03-22 Evaluation Facilities are updated.

Certified Products

Here are the list of products of "Hardware ( smartcard, etc )" category certified under JISEC.


This page provides technical documents in relation to specialized evaluation methods for Smartcards, which are issued as Common Criteria Supporting Documents from CCRA.

Scheme Documentation

The following scheme documentation prescribes the basic items and procedures needed for the certification application as well as the approval of Evaluation Facility in the case that the product area is "hardware (smart cards, etc.)."


Please use the form of the listed below.

Evaluation Facilities

Here is the list of evaluation facilities for hardware under JISEC scheme.


For further information, contact to:
JISEC Hardware Team, IT Security Center,
Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan
TEL: +81-3-5978-7545  FAX: +81-3-5978-7548
(10:00-12:00, 13:30-17:00 JST, Monday-Friday)
E-mail: jisec address