Corsec Security Inc - About Us

About Us

Corsec Security, Inc® (“Corsec”) is a privately owned company dedicated to assisting organizations through the security certification and validation process. Over the past 24 years we have grown significantly, becoming a global leader in product and corporate security, offering critical guidance and expertise to meet important business challenges in product security and third-party certifications and security validations; including FIPS 140-2/FIPS 140-3, Common Criteria, CSfC, and the DoDIN APL.

500+

Certifications Completed

1 M+

Certification Consulting Hours

400+

Unique Products Consultations

40+

Global Partners & Relationships

1,000+

Projects Completed

#1

Largest Staff of Certification Engineers

500+

Certifications Completed

1 M+

Certification Consulting Hours

40+

Global Partners & Relationships

400+

Unique Products Consultations

1,000+

Projects Completed

#1

Largest Staff of Certification Engineers

Clients from five continents have taken hundreds of products through security certifications and validations with Corsec’s 3-Step Approach – Done Once, Done Right!

Our broad knowledge safeguards against common pitfalls and thwarts delays, translating to a swift and seamless path to certification. Corsec has created the benchmark for providing business leaders with fast and flexible information on security and industry knowledge.

Our Story

John Morris and Matt Appler knew there had to be a better way. After helping to found and operate one of the original three FIPS testing laboratories, they watched product vendors stumble through the maze of requirements in the FIPS 140 validation process, which often resulted in frustration, missed deadlines, redundancy, and ultimately, lost revenue opportunities. They recognized the need to do things differently on behalf of product vendors; the need for a guide to take companies through this confusing process, an advocate to help the product vendor, a system of checks and quality controls, and a process for assuring validation would be on time and within budget.

In 1998, they founded Corsec, the ‘core of Corporate Security,’ with a clear vision: to provide companies with a turnkey solution for security validations and third-party certifications, within a system of assured quality. Launching into a competitive field, they knew that their ability to excel would result from nothing else but the intelligence, determination, and drive of their people.

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“Corsec was excellent to work with in getting our Nutanix product line Common Criteria-certified. We look forward to working with them again on future projects, and highly recommend them to other organizations wanting to get their products certified.”
– John Jensen
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“Achieving this critical milestone is a massive achievement that opens the door to the DoD and beyond. But like most major accomplishments, winning it was no small task. The guidance we received through our partnership with Corsec proved critical in our success.”
– Dave Link
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“Certes Networks has been fortunate to establish and maintain a relationship with Corsec, partnering to provide us expertise, resources, and guidance to acquire the FIPS and Common Criteria certifications required by our business. Corsec’s background and staff enabled Certes to avoid the pitfalls of bad planning and inexperience, and prepared us to always be ready for the known, and unknown obstacles in certification acquisition.” 
– Mark Salopek

Our Values

At Corsec, we attribute our long-term success to acting in the best interest of our clients and always striving for excellence. Our many clients who have been with us for almost two decades serve as testimony to our underlying values and tenets of success.

Passion

Our employees are true security experts at heart. From ethical hackers to cryptographers, network security specialists and business and market strategists, we are committed to providing clients with the best guidance in the industry.

Excellence

We are not just excellent at what we do, we are relentlessly focused on being the best at what we do. Our clients can point to the dedication and professionalism of our teams and our willingness to go the extra mile.

Curiosity

We go to the heart of clients’ business challenges and products. We ask questions and sketch outcomes. We engage in a continuous dialog with partners to ensure every available option has been exhausted and the final path, is truly the best path.

Advocacy

It is about the client. Period. We look at certifications as a market enabler and, as such, we are judicious in our approach and work to ensure our clients get the best possible ROI from their efforts.

Reliability

We ensure our certification efforts today enable our clients’ market focus tomorrow. For 20 years and counting, our partners have relied on our strategic thinking to future-proof their investments in certifications and security validations against the changing global requirements and competition.

Integrity

Our integrity is central to every interaction we have and is integral to how we do business.