About us

The Common Criteria User Forum mission is to provide a voice and communications channel amongst the CC community including the vendors, consultants, testing laboratories, Common Criteria organizational committees, national schemes, policy makers, and other interested parties.

In order to further the CCUF mission, our objectives are to improve and promote Common Criteria by seeking to:

  • Support and foster the goal of worldwide mutual recognition;
  • Promote focused technical working groups, to enable the creation of useful, realistic, internationally-recognized protection profiles;
  • Assure customers of evaluated products with meaningful evaluation results;
  • Encourage viable policies and processes for maintaining certification through product updates;
  • Encourage viable policies and processes for certifying systems that are composed of certified parts.
  • Minimize the time, effort, and cost required to complete evaluations which lead to appropriate levels of assurance.

New Events

The 5th Joint CCUF/CCDB Workshop, March 17 - 20, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.

Venue, logistics and agenda information is posted at the CCUF Teamlab Portal.

Past Events

The 4th Joint CCUF/CCDB Workshop, September 4 - 9, 2013, Orlando, US.

The 3rd Joint CCUF/CCDB Workshop, May 13 - 17, 2013.

CCUF General Membership Meeting, February 25, 2013.

The 2nd Joint CCUF/CCDB Workshop, September 11 - 13, 2012.


Draft terms for the CCUF Governance are available at CCUF_Governance_draft_v0-1, outlining terms for the following:

  • Mission
  • Principles of Operation
  • Management Board
  • CCUF Membership
  • Elections
  • CCUF Voting
  • CCUF MB Voting
  • Meetings
  • Publications
  • Tasks

Current chairs

The current CCUF Management Board consists of the following 7 elected members from across the CCUF membership:

  • Alicia Squires, Cisco
  • Miguel Bañón, Epoche & Espri
  • Brian Smithson, Ricoh
  • Petra Manche, Oracle
  • Mike Grimm, Microsoft
  • Matt Keller, Corsec
  • Simon Milford, Siventure

They were elected on 11 July 2012, and will be serving for a 2 year term.

Current member list

As of August 2012, the CCUF is proud to count amongst its members the following number of individuals in each category:

  • Academic members: 4
  • Consultants: 23
  • End Users: 1
  • Government: 7
  • Labs: 52
  • Schemes: 17
  • Solutions Providers: 1
  • Vendors: 114

How to register as a new user with the CCUF

Members of the CCUF are encouraged to actively participate in the Forum activities, your input is most welcome!

You can join us by registering at the CCUF Teamlab Portal as follows:

We use TeamLab Online Office