was introduced to address requirements of security protection in Information Technology (IT) systems or products.
The usage of enough secure smart cards (the EU law fixes to the E3-high ITSEC
, 1991) the security lower bound) is a reasonable measure solving in practice the above problem.
These include highly secure smart cards certified to ITSEC
E4 that protect against attackers with specialist knowledge and resources.
Nokia said that it had also recently received ITSEC
E3 certification from the European Commission's ITSEC
(Information Technology Security Evaluation and Certification) scheme.
We have now seen the first non-military smart card product that has achieved an Information Security (ITSEC
) level 6 rating from the CESG, a UK government agency.
Biodata Information Technology has received a German IT Security Certificate for its ISDN Biodata Babylon encryption technology, which is also certified under ITSEC
and Common Criteria.