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  • The Swedish Certification Body for IT Security - CSEC

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CSEC is responsible for a system for evaluation and certification of IT security products according to the international standard ISO/IEC IS 15408, also known as Common Criteria. We issue internationally recognised certificates.

The Swedish Certification Body for IT Security

CSEC is an independent unit within FMV (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration) that was established after a government decision in 2002. CSEC operates as Sweden`s national certification body for IT security in products and systems according to the standard Common Criteria, CC.

Common Criteria

  • Is used to formulate security requirements on IT security
  • Is used for impartial evaluation of IT security
  • Has an international recognition by the leading countries in IT security
  • Is formally standarised as ISO/IEC 15408
  • Is developed in close cooperation between several countrie´s IT security authorities
  • Is considered mandatory for IT products in critical infrastructures in several coutries
  • Is applied in several sectors such as defense, finance, healthcare, transport and communication

What do CSEC do?

  • Operates and administrate rules for evaluation of IT security in products and systems according to the CC
  • License facilities that evaluate It security in products and systems according to these rules
  • Supervise these facilities and support them in the evaluation process
  • Certifies prducts used by the Swedish Defence among others
  • Collaborates internationally with other certification bodies and safety authorities
  • Promote better knowledge of CC and why CC should be used as a framework for evaluationg IT security products and systems


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CSEC contribute in several Swedish agency projects regarding Protection Profiles for secure USB memory sticks, secure Smart Phones and other important security devices.

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