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2.10. With regards to general activities for technical measures, to establish a globally accepted evaluation framework for Common Criteria for ICT security to ensure minimum security criteria and accreditation for IT applications and systems (hardware, firmware and software), HLEG called for the investigation, analysis, and selection (in cooperation with ITU-T, ISO, IEC, and other relevant bodies) of ICT security standards and frameworks that can be components of a globally-accepted Common Criteria for ICT security evaluation framework. The systems to be investigated for Common Criteria evaluation include hardware systems, firmware systems, operating systems, office systems, browsers, e-mail software, document management (including archiving), network communications, instant messaging, peer-to-peer networking, social networking, anti-virus software, and others. 2.11. HLEG called for the development of model recommendations specifying application environments where IT products which have earned a Common Criteria certificate are advised. It is expected that these application environments are in both public sector organizations (including governmental institutions), as well as private sector organizations that are vital from the CIIP perspective. There was no consensus on recommendations 2.10 & 2.11, proposing that ITU could explore possibilities for a globally-accepted ICT Security accreditation framework. One member stated its view that the Common Criteria is a limited agreement between governments, with only a small number of ITU member states as signatories and even fewer have certification labs. While its principles of mutual recognition are important, trying to apply Common Criteria requirements to ICTs – today used largely by military organizations – may not yield positive results. Another member proposed alternative wording for recommendation 2.10: “Encourage countries to participate in the “Common Criteria” recognition agreement and other relevant similar initiatives to support minimal security criteria and accreditation schemes for IT applications and systems (hardware, firmware & software)”. Two members wished to delete recommendations 2.10 & 2.11. 2.12. Internet: HLEG Members called for the investigation of ways to collaborate with private industry to enhance the security of public communication networks and ISPs - for example, Trusted Service Provider (SPID) initiative, DNSSEC, or systemic and economic incentives for security for protection of global telecommunications might be further examined and discussed. In collaboration with private industry, the ITU may examine the role of ISPs in blocking spam and other issues. Particular attention should be paid to investigating results of SG 13 - ITU-T's largest and most active standards body that addresses global information infrastructure, Internet protocol aspects and NGNs - that has engaged a broad, large cross-section of industry players and technical bodies.
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  • Spring '12
  • Kushal Kanwar
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