The Standards Council of Canada (SCC), in partnership with the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), offers accreditation for information technology (IT) security evaluation and testing laboratories.
The CSE is a federal government agency that delivers information technology security solutions to the Canadian government.
Scope of accreditation
SCC provides formal recognition of competence of laboratories that perform testing in the following areas:
- Biometric device testing
- Common criteria product and system evaluations
- ITS product reviews
- Secure electronic commerce application evaluations
- Specialized commercial security device testing
- Vulnerability and tiger team testing
Benefits of SCC accreditation
SCC accreditation demonstrates a laboratory’s competence to manage and perform activities defined by its specific program scope of accreditation. Through SCC accreditation, laboratories are able to obtain independent, third-party, credible test results for themselves and for their customers.
SCC accreditation helps laboratories deliver services with confidence and attract new customers. As a signatory member to several international mutual recognition and multilateral agreements, SCC’s Accreditation Program is internationally recognized.