Common Criteria Workshops

Our onsite workshops are designed to help you make the right choice to determine the best way to manage the process. Presented by Corsec experts, our Common Criteria workshops deliver the information and insights your team needs to understand the certification process including cost, timing, and how certification could benefit your organization.

Requirements Analysis & Planning Workshop

This comprehensive two-day workshop teaches you what you need to know to make the best decisions to plan for and obtain Common Criteria certification.

Who it’s for:

  • C-level staff
  • Engineers
  • Financial staff
  • Marketing staff
  • Federal sales teams

How this workshop benefits you:

  • No travel time or expenses. We come to you, either at your offices or at a location of your choice
  • Prepares you with all you need to know before you start the certification process
  • Maximize your validation ROI
  • Our experienced consultants help you organize and map out your needs so you can make the right business decision about whether to pursue certification, and the level of evaluation necessary to meet your sales goals

What you receive:

  • Custom Compliance report, which includes a Validation road map to guide you
  • Custom price quote to help you decide whether to engage with us, with no obligation or commitment of any kind

Workshop Agenda

Day One

A thorough overview of the Common Criteria evaluation process

  • What Common Criteria validation is and what it can do for you
  • How the certification process works
  • What you need to get started
  • Estimated evaluation costs and how best to control expenses
  • The role of the lab and what to expect when working with one
  • Considerations when selecting a lab
  • Potential industry applicability beyond government agencies
  • How product and documentation readiness affect certification cost and timeframe
  • Common obstacles and how to avoid them

We get smart on your product

  • Product design
  • Product functionality
  • Product architecture
  • Level of effort required to achieve validation

Day Two

Based on the information we gather from your team on Day 1, your Corsec experts present recommended options for your product’s Common Criteria evaluation:

  • How your product fits into the Common Criteria evaluation set
  • Recommended level of evaluation
  • Estimated costs and timing
  • Product security claims you can make
  • Specific lab recommendations, based on your needs and our extensive knowledge of labs and their specialties
  • Issues you might face along with possible solutions
  • Analysis of your market, competitors , business drivers, timeframes, and how we can help with each
  • Corsec services overview: Design Consultation, Document Generation, Process Management
  • Sales and marketing considerations  to maximize the value of your certification

Sales Training Workshop

Our Sales Training workshop readies your sales and marketing teams to maximize the value of your FIPS validation.

What your teams will learn:

  • The applicability of Common Criteria in the marketplace
  • Explanations of validation terminology
  • How to use validation terminology to develop a strong sales pitch that resonates with government and corporate prospects
  • How to recognize product ROI while still in the validation process

At the conclusion of this two-day workshop, you’ll receive a Compliance Report and custom Competitor Validation Analysis, so you’ll know what your competition is doing in terms of Common Criteria certification, and where they might be vulnerable.

To schedule your workshop or for information on pricing and availability, call us at (703) 267-6050 x1, or email us at