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IT Security Congress

SRC contributes to the German IT Security Congress 2019

IT security as a prereq­uisite for successful digital­i­sation

This is the motto of this year’s German IT Security Congress, which is held every two years by the Federal Office for Infor­mation Security (BSI). The congress will take place from 21 to 23 May 2019 at the Stadthalle Bonn — Bad Godesberg. The aim of this year’s congress is to examine the topic of IT security from different perspec­tives, to present and further develop possible solutions.

SRC is at the German IT Security Congress

As a BSI-approved evalu­ation body for evalu­a­tions according to Common Criteria (CC) and various other technical guide­lines, SRC will also be present with a booth at the German IT Security Congress in 2019. Thus we offer the experts of customers, partners and those of the BSI once again the well-estab­lished contact point at the German IT Security Congress. This concept has proven itself over many years. The stable personal network between the partic­i­pants offers the optimal platform for the transfer of complex technical and regulatory aspects.

SRC expert Sandro Amendola talks about compliance, mobile payment proce­dures and customer authen­ti­cation

The triumphal march of mobile payment proce­dures seems unstop­pable. The legis­lator has also inten­sively considered the security of these proce­dures and the necessary customer authen­ti­cation. Sandro Amendola will talk about “Legal security require­ments for payment proce­dures for customer authen­ti­cation using mobile devices” on Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the main hall.

Aspects of Common Criteria Certifications

Aspects of Common Criteria Certi­fi­ca­tions — Guest lecture at the Vienna University of Technology

Aspects of Common Criteria Certi­fi­ca­tions — this is the topic of the lecture that the experts of the SRC evalu­ation body for Common Criteria will address at the Vienna University of Technology. The lecture will take place on 10 May 2019 as part of the lecture IT Security in Large IT Infra­struc­tures at the Institute of Infor­mation Systems Engineering.

Common Criteria in science

With the help of Common Criteria for Infor­mation Technology Security Evalu­ation (CC), IT products can be evaluated regarding their security according to general criteria. As an inter­na­tionally recog­nised standard, Common Criteria is of interest to the scien­tific world. Initially, an evalu­ation is carried out by an evalu­ation body accredited by the German Federal Office for Infor­mation Security (BSI). SRC is accredited as such a CC evalu­ation body. The BSI then carries out the certi­fi­cation.

Guest lecture for students

The SRC experts will discuss the Aspects of Common Criteria Certi­fi­ca­tions at first hand. The lecture informs the students about the basic approach for product certi­fi­ca­tions according to Common Criteria. Infra­struc­tures in the European Union that rely on Common Criteria certi­fi­cation will be highlighted. The formal side including the respon­sible certi­fi­cation and recog­nition bodies will also be considered. The comparison of Common Criteria with other concepts concludes the lecture. Certi­fi­ca­tions according to technical guide­lines of the BSI, ISO27001 or the criteria of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) will be considered.

International Common Criteria Conference

SRC gives lecture on JTEMS at the Inter­na­tional Common Criteria Conference in Amsterdam

From 30 October to 1 November, the 17th Inter­na­tional Common Criteria Conference will take place in Amsterdam. The Inter­na­tional Common Criteria Conference is presented with the support of the Common Criteria User Forum (CCUF). The CCUF provides a voice and commu­ni­cation channel between the CC community and the organ­ising committees of the Common Criteria, CCRA member organ­i­sa­tions (national programmes) and policy makers.

SRC will also actively partic­ipate in this year’s conference. In a presen­tation by our expert Sven-Martin Hühne on the topic “JTEMS — a Payment Scheme Independent Framework for POI Terminal specific Security Evalu­a­tions based on Common Criteria” the JTEMS Framework is presented and the current “state of affairs” is explained. The presen­tation deals with the advan­tages of a CC-based and Payment Scheme independent evalu­ation and certi­fi­cation procedure for POI terminals. The framework is a living example of the active use of the CC method by inter­ested parties from the private sector (German banking industry and UK Finance or Common.SECC). The possi­bility of embedding the JTEMS framework in current discus­sions of the EU Commission for a “European Security Certi­fi­cation Scheme” will also be discussed.

In the panel discussion “The Why and How of Using CC in Private Schemes”, Regine Quent­meier discusses these aspects from the point of view of users from the European banking industry in an exchange with repre­sen­ta­tives of other economic sectors.

EMVCo certification

SRC’s ITSEF laboratory receives extended EMVCo certi­fi­cation

SRC’s certified Common Criteria security laboratory has recently been enriched by another EMVCo certi­fi­cation. The SRC laboratory has long been approved by the German Federal Office for Infor­mation Security (BSI) for the evalu­ation of hardware and software evalu­a­tions for smart cards and similar devices. After SRC has now success­fully evaluated chip hardware of a well-known and also EMVCo certified manufac­turer, EMVCo confirmed the certi­fi­cation of the SRC security laboratory as EMVCo Security Evalu­ation IC laboratory, which is now also listed as such on the EMVCo website, following a review of the latest findings provided within the scope of an IC security evalu­ation project.

Further infor­mation on the certi­fi­ca­tions for SRC by EMVCo can be found here.