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1 Certify Security? Al Potter Premier Services Labs Manager ICSA Labs apotter@icsalabs.comapotter@icsalabs.com, PGP Key ID: 0x58C95451

2 Why 3d Party Security Assurance? What –IS- Certification? What’s Missing? The Premier Services Approach

3 6.2.2005 ShmooCon 2005 Why 3d Party Assurance? Vendor:“Trust me, it’s secure.” Customer:“OK!”(Doh!) or“Yeah, Right….” or“Secure? Whassat?” Reagan:“Trust, but Verify….”

4 6.2.2005 ShmooCon 2005 (Generic) Certification A performance standard is set. Test Methods are established. Product is evaluated, producing evidence. Evidence is presented; a decision is made as to whether the evidence supports the conclusion that the product meets the standard. If it does, Somebody issues a Certificate.

5 6.2.2005 ShmooCon 2005 Certification, Cont’d This is “Evidence Based” Security Assessment…..

6 6.2.2005 ShmooCon 2005 What’s Missing? “Certification” is (supposed to be) Objective, Black and White. This doesn’t fit a lot of today’s security problems: –Spam –Spyware –Anything where vendor reaction time is an issue. The “Snapshot” Problem

7 6.2.2005 ShmooCon 2005 Premier Services Certify what we can Evaluate the rest Compare where possible In the end, you have more assurance than before……


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