Hitachi's AE45C smart card IC has been granted a security certificate under the Common Criteria for IT Security Evaluation ('CC'). The CC is an international standard (ISO 15408), and its certification results are recognised in many countries around the world. In achieving this product certification, Hitachi has used the latest international definition for smart card IC security (as specified in the IC platform protection profile, BSI-PP-0002) at assurance level EAL4 (augmented). The protection profile requires the highest levels of assurance possible under the CC, both for the product security component (AVA) and for the design and manufacturing security component (ALC_DVS).
Published in Embedded Systems (Europe) June 2002