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The ICCC 2013 Organizing Committee invites you to attend the International Common Criteria Conference (ICCC) taking place in Orlando, Florida. This is the first time since 2000 that the ICCC is taking place in the U.S.!

What is the 2013 ICCC and Who Should Attend?

The 2013 International Common Criteria Conference (ICCC) offers a major event for the community of experts involved in Common Criteria (CC). It is both a technical conference and an opportunity for privileged encounters for all those in charge of specification, development, evaluation, certification and approval with regard to the IT security of products and systems. The Conference takes place every year in a different country. This year, the 14th edition will be held in Orlando, Florida on September 10-12, 2013.

The ICCC is the place where the most interesting experiences are shared, the experts interact and the trends take shape in the area of IT security evaluation.

This important event brings together 300-400 participants from around the globe; Certification Bodies, Evaluation Laboratories, Researchers, Evaluators, Policy Makers, Product Developers, Sellers and Buyers interested in the specification, development, evaluation, and certification of IT security.

Registration is now open for attendees and exhibitors!

Keynote Speakers

Debora A. Plunkett Day 1: Opening Speaker
Debora Plunkett NSA, IA Director







Alicia Squires Day 2: Keynote Speaker
Alicia Squires Cisco, CCUF Chair







Anne Neuberger Day 3: Closing Speaker
Anne Neuberger NSA, NCSC Director







The Caribe Royale All-Suite and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA, will be the location of the 2013 ICCC. This central location has ample space collaborative meetings and social events; attendees will also have the opportunity to explore local Orlando during evening outings and down time.

A cost-effective room block has been designated for the 2013 ICCC and rooms can be reserved online.

Caribe Hotel

Research facts about Orlando's activities and weather while planning your trip: Fast Facts / Weather.

2013 Conference Program Content

The 'Call for Papers' has closed for this year's event and all submissions are being evaluated by the review committee. Over 160+ papers were submitted, following the 2013 theme of "Reforming the Use of Common Criteria: A Collaborative Approach," and fit into one of the subcategories: Technology, Collaboration and/or Reforming the Use of CC.

To view the latest agenda, visit the Program tab.

Background: Common Criteria and the CCRA

Common Criteria is the driving force for the widest available mutual recognition of secure IT products. Common Criteria (CC) was produced by the willing to unify the security evaluation standards existing in the mid-1990's by the governments of Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, UK, and U.S. By unifying security evaluation criteria, the objective was to avoid re-evaluation of products addressing international markets.

The Common Criteria Recognition Agreement (CCRA) was designed to advance the following objectives, by bringing about a situation in which IT products and protection profiles which earn a Common Criteria certificate can be procured or used without the need for further evaluation. It seeks to provide grounds for confidence in the reliability of the judgements on which the original certificate was based by requiring that a Certification/Validation Body (CB) issuing Common Criteria certificates should meet high and consistent standards.

The Participants in this Arrangement share the following objectives:

Learn more by reading vision statement for the future direction of the application of the CC and the CCRA.