EAL Evaluation

This course will provide a deep dive into a Common Criteria (CC) Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2.


  • How to write a Security Target for EAL SFRs Video — 00:11:34
    • How to write a Security Target for EAL SFRs.

  • Security Target introduction Video — 00:11:23
    • Overview of Security Target (ST) and the ST introduction.

  • Common Criteria documentation Video — 00:08:03
    • A high-level overview of Common Criteria documentation.

  • Conduct internal testing, lab testing — What to expect — Final package and getting product officially certified Video — 00:07:14
    • Conduct internal testing, assemble the package and get your product officially certified.

  • Guidance documentation & life cycle Video — 00:10:46
    • A look at guidance documentation and life cycle.

  • Trusted Path/Channels (FTP) Video — 00:05:53
    • A look at Trusted Path/Channels (FTP).

  • Security Management (FMT) Video — 00:08:11
    • A look at Security Management (FMT).

  • User Data Protection (FDP) Video — 00:07:49
    • A look at User Data Protection (FDP).

  • Security Audit (FAU) Video — 00:08:34
    • A look at the Security Audit (FAU).

  • How to scope your TOE Video — 00:07:37
    • How to scope your target of evaluation.

  • Overview of required EAL vendor documentation Video — 00:14:08
    • A high-level overview of EAL vendor documentation required for Common Criteria.

  • EAL evaluation overview Video — 00:18:38
    • A high-level overview of an EAL Common Criteria evaluation.

  • FSP (functional specification) and HLD (high-level design) Video — 00:12:01
    • A look at functional specification and high-level design.

  • TOE Summary Specifications, Security Assurance Requirements (SAR) & threats, assumptions and objectives Video — 00:09:13
    • Looking at TOE summary specifications, Security Assurance Requirements (SAR) and threats, assumptions and objectives.

  • Protection of the TSF (FPT) & TOE Access (FTA) Video — 00:05:27
    • A look at Protection of the TSF (FPT) & TOE Access (FTA).

  • Identification and Authentication (FIA) Video — 00:17:06
    • A look at Identification and Authentication (FIA).

  • Cryptographic Support (FCS) Video — 00:07:44
    • A look at Cryptographic Support (FCS).


Course description

This course begins with an overview of an EAL evaluation. We’ll cover what level of an EAL you will want to have your product evaluated at and why EAL 2 is recommended. We’ll discuss selecting an authorizing Common Criteria scheme and the pros and cons of selecting various international authorizing Common Criteria schemes. Once a scheme is decided on, you can get bids from various Common Criteria Testing Labs (CCTLs).

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