The First International Cryptographic Module Conference
September 24-26, Gaithersburg, MD
Bringing experts together from around the world to confer on the topic of cryptographic modules.
atsec China Obtains China Metrology Accreditation2012-05-02
Beijing, China - atsec China is pleased to announce that it has successfully achieved China Metrology Accreditation (hereinafter CMA). The CMA is issued by the Beijing Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision, after the lab is confirmed to be compliant to the “Assessment Criteria of Laboratory Accreditation” required by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA). The scope of this accreditation for atsec China covers the Chinese national standard “GB/T 18336 Information technology—Security techniques - Evaluation criteria for IT security,” which is the Chinese translation of ISO/IEC 15408. In the area of IT security evaluations, atsec China is the first foreign-invested and independent commercial laboratory to have gained the CMA.
Required by the Metrology Law of the People’s Republic of China, the CMA is mandatory for all of the testing laboratories and product quality supervision and inspection agencies whose published reports are aimed to provide society with unbiased data. The assessment for CMA must be conducted by a governmental bureau specialized in measurement at or above the provincial level. It is to ensure that the assessed laboratories or quality inspection agencies are competent to perform testing and to produce reliable data. A laboratory with CMA is allowed to use the CMA logo on its test reports. Reports with the CMA logo can be used for product quality evaluation, inspection results or expert testimony.
“atsec China had already acquired the CNAS (China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment) accreditation in the year 2010 according to CNAS CL01 (equivalent to ISO/IEC 17025: 2005),” said Lily Li, the Quality Manager of atsec China. “With the successful accreditation of CMA, atsec China is better positioned to serve our local customers, as well as global customers.”
About atsec information security
atsec information security is an independent, standards-based information technology security services company with offices in the U.S., Germany, Sweden, and China. atsec's services include formal laboratory testing and evaluation of information assurance (IA) and IA-enabled commercial off the shelf (COTS) information technology, as well as information security consultancy.
atsec offers evaluation and testing services leading to formal certification of information security technology, including evaluations under Common Criteria schemes in the U.S., Germany, and Sweden. In addition, the atsec U.S. organization operates a Cryptographic and Security Testing Laboratory accredited under the Cryptographic Module Validation and the Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Programs of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. and Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) in Canada for validating cryptographic modules under the FIPS 140-2 standard.
atsec works with any company, regardless of size or locale, that is serious about IT security.