atsec and Criteria Labs Announce Collaboration in Hardware Security Testing

atsec and Criteria Labs Announce Collaboration in Hardware Security Testing

Austin, TX, 2010-05-28–Recently atsec information security and Criteria Labs announced a formal partnership, signed by Sal La Pietra, CEO and co-founder of atsec and Doug Myron, President of Criteria Labs:

“We are very pleased to announce that Criteria Labs and atsec information security have agreed to collaborate, bringing together the significant resources for hardware testing and failure analysis provided by Criteria Labs and the security testing and evaluation skills and resources provided by atsec. Together, we can provide extended services and advanced U.S. facilities for security testing of chip-based devices such as smartcards, RFID devices, ASIC, FPGA, and embedded systems.

Criteria Labs, based in Austin, Texas, and Colorado, has extensive microelectronic Failure Analysis process capabilities, including Acoustic Microscopy (CSAM), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Real Time X-Ray, Cross Sectioning, Micro-Probe, Light Emission Microscopy, De-Cap (Wet), Laser Marking, Construction Analysis, Parallel Polishing, Front Lapping, Latch Up/Electrical Overload Stress (EOS), Electro Static Discharge (ESD), Digital image capture, and Solderability Testing. Their facilities include a clean room and raised test floor. Criteria Labs is also MIL-PRF-38535/883 certified for military and defense electronic products.

atsec information security, based in Austin, Texas (with additional offices in Germany, Sweden, and China), provides security evaluation and testing services. atsec has an extensive history in Common Criteria evaluation and FIPS 140-2 (cryptographic module) testing and consulting for a variety of products and applications from leading companies including HP, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, Honeywell, Apple, Samsung, and NationZ. atsec has contributed to security standards including ISO/IEC 15408, and the forthcoming ISO technical specification for Physical Security Attacks, Mitigation Techniques, and Security Requirements.

Together atsec and Criteria Labs present high-quality independent facilities and expertise to the U.S. market. We also provide improved and extended services to the customers of both laboratories.”

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Andreas Fabis
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