Introduction to Common Criteria Course

An overview of what Common Criteria is and how to get your product Common Criteria-certified.

50 minutes

Course description

In this course, you'll explore what Common Criteria it is and why Common Criteria certification is important. You'll learn about the new paradigm in certification, moving away from EAL to a collaborative protection profile, and what this means for you. Finally, you'll take a brief look at the history of Common Criteria and where it came from.


Common Criteria References

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Common Criteria Dependencies

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History of Common Criteria

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cPP vs EAL Evaluation

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What is Common Criteria

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Common Criteria for Developers path overview

Video - 00:07:00

Overview of learning path with an introduction to Debra Baker and her cyber-career job path.

Meet the author

Debra Baker

Debra Baker has over 20 years of information security experience, beginning with her time in the United States Air Force (USAF). After leaving the Air Force, she worked at IBM. She left IBM to work as a PKI integrator at Entrust Technologies. She then moved into governance, risk and compliance when she became a Common Criteria Evaluator at Cygnacom. Her Common Criteria experience continued on the vendor side, providing her expertise to multiple large-scale vendors while at Corsec and then at Cisco while on the Global Certification Team. She founded a new authoritative cryptographic knowledge base called Crypto Done Right which began as a collaboration between Cisco and Johns Hopkins University. 


Debra was recently named as one of the top 100 Women in Cybersecurity in the book Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime. She also is a contributor to the Language of Cybersecurity book. She frequently speaks at security conferences. She currently is a Sr Technical Program Manager at RedSeal. She is responsible for all product certifications, including Common Criteria, DOD-UCAPL, FIPS-140, SOC2 and FedRAMP. In addition, she manages large-scale customer deployments and leads an internal threat team that reviews the latest threats and how to defend using RedSeal.


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