CertLab accredited at Fraunhofer FOKUS

News from Aug. 17, 2012

The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has assigned Fraunhofer FOKUS with evaluation monitoring of IT security certification. Therefore FOKUS has set up the “CertLab”.

Thus, the BSI, responsible body for IT certification, outsources an important task within the process of issuing security certificates for IT products to FOKUS. Based on the “Common Criteria”, the BSI reviews IT products on request of manufacturers and developers for conformance to national and international security standards. The evaluation process is supported by the monitoring of the CertLab.

Essential for the assignment was the pronounced expertise of FOKUS in the field of quality assurance.