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Unread 02-22-2013, 06:35 AM   #4
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I work in the network security space for a company that does testing against criteria. In fact I am responsible for the authouring of most of that criteria.

What HBMTN said is accurate. While the folks at NIST and the NSA/NIAP like what we are doing and privately say they wish they could mandate the use of our testing and certification services they cannot. They can only mandate a gov't run and controlled service with public criteria that any lab can test against.

The only thing we can do is either become a gov't accredited lab or work to make our testing and certification req'ts the defacto industry standard. That is what UL and NSF have done and have done well.

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