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Trusted Labs Provides Samsung the World's First EAL7 Security Assurance for a Smart Card Integrated Circuit


Trusted Labs, a leading expert in security consulting and evaluation services, today announced it has provided the expertise to achieve a major breakthrough: the first smart card integrated circuit (IC) to obtain the highest level of internationally recognized security assurance for IT systems, the Common Criteria EAL7.

Trusted Labs supported Samsung in fulfilling the EAL7 high security requirements by mathematically verifying the secure design and developing in-depth testing methodology of the Memory Protection Unit, which is at the core of security in integrated circuits.

The EAL7 certification of the EAL5+ certified IC - Samsung flash 264Kbyte smartcard IC for finance, security ID based on 90nm technology - brings the highest assurance on the implementation of the IC's security-critical functionalities.

Trusted Labs managed this project with a cost- and time-effective approach, providing the necessary assurance to Samsung in nine months. The IC has been successfully evaluated by the French laboratory CEA LETI. The results are currently being validated by the national French IT security agency ANSSI(1).

Claire Loiseaux, President of Trusted Labs, comments: “I'm proud of our ability to adapt our Common Criteria and Formal Methods know-how to the hardware core of secure devices”. She continues: “This project will benefit the embedded devices industry, offering an efficient way to increase security by design and thus foster trust among end users in an open world.”

(1) For further details on the French national agency for the security of IT systems, ANSSI, visit


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About Trusted Labs

Trusted Labs provides security consulting and evaluation services to leading telecom and transport operators, financial institutions, government/defense agencies, silicon vendors, card and terminal manufacturers, and standardization bodies worldwide.

An expert in security for the components and devices involved in digital services - from mobile payment to e-ticketing, from identification to access control - Trusted Labs also helps customers imagine, formalize, design, and deploy their new services.

With a deep knowledge of embedded systems security and a strong ability to innovate, Trusted Labs integrates the latest research breakthroughs to efficiently address complex industrial issues, from security analysis to certification.

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