Making Sense of Smart Card Security Certifications

Reid, Jason F. & Looi, Mark H. (2000) Making Sense of Smart Card Security Certifications. In Domingo-Ferrer, Joseph, Chan, David, & Watson, Anthony (Eds.) Fourth Working Conference on Smart Card Research and Advanced Applications (CARDIS 2000), September 20-22, 2000, Bristol, United Kingdom.


Manufacturers and producers of smart card systems are all beginning to climb on the certification bandwagon. In this paper, we analyse the current state of smart card certifications and present arguments as to why smart card certifications may not be all they seem. We discuss certifications issued under the ITSEC and Common Criteria and analyse shortcomings and inconsistencies that appear to exist in the certifications. Specific examples are presented to justify our arguments.

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ID Code: 344
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Smart card, security evaluation, certification, Common Criteria, ITSEC, Jason Reid, Mark Looi
ISBN: 9780792379539
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DATA FORMAT (080400) > Data Format not elsewhere classified (080499)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Springer
Copyright Statement: This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Deposited On: 09 Aug 2004 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:40

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