Title Last Update: 13 juil. 2002

Common Criteria

The Common Criteria project was initiated to harmonise the ITSEC, CTCPEC (Canadian criteria) and US Federal Criteria (FC) into a Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC) for use in evaluating products and systems and for stating security requirements in a standardised way. Its aim is to replace national and regional criteria with a worldwide set acceptable to the International Standards Organisation.
Government agencies from Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States sponsor the project. Version 1.0 was published on 31st January 1996 and following trials and comments, Version 2.0 (final draft) was published in December 1997.

I no longer keep a copy of the Common Criteria on this site since there are several sites with good presentation and regular updates. Please try some of the following:

The TNO-FEL Information Security Evaluation Facility CC links: www.commoncriteria.nl 
Canadian Communications Security Establishment
NIST: U.S. national Institute for Standards and Technology csrc.nist.gov csrc.nist.gov/cc