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 140-2 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.
Corsec’s partners receive critical guidance and expertise to meet their most important business challenges in product security and attaining third-party certifications and security validations. Corsec draws from its global network of carefully-vetted third-party accredited laboratories and internal team of highly qualified professionals in the fields of information security and interoperability to guide partners through FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria, and the DoD’s UC APL; done once, done right.
Over two decades, Corsec has grown significantly, becoming a global leader in product and corporate security, offering a combination of security services, competencies, and expertise. Corsec has become a top career option for the best graduates and security professionals worldwide. From it’s founding, Corsec has focused on building a world-class firm that invested in systems and processes, would attract the best and brightest talent in the market, ultimately ensuring our partners are able to secure their products, their brand, and their bottom line.