atsec information security meets the accreditation requirements for NVLAP’s biometrics testing program

atsec information security meets the accreditation requirements for NVLAP’s biometrics testing program

February 21, 2011, Austin, TX–atsec is proud to announce that it has met all the requirements for accreditation as a testing laboratory for the Biometrics Laboratory Accreditation Program (Biometrics LAP) established by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP).

atsec’s NVLAP accreditation (lab code 200658) for biometrics includes

  • Technical Interface Standards Conformance Testing (30/TISCT)
  • Scenario Testing – Human Crew – Lab (30/ST)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requested establishment of the Biometrics LAP by NVLAP and to accredit laboratories that perform testing for biometrics products as defined in nationally and internationally recognized biometrics standards.

NVLAP accreditation shows that a laboratory has demonstrated that it meets the program’s challenging management and technical requirements and has also demonstrated technical competence to independent assessors. This included conformance, technical interface, scenario testing and system level testing covering biometric technologies such as facial, fingerprint, retinal and voice recognition.

Standardization and first-party (vendor) testing of biometric technologies help ensure the reliability and interoperability of biometric implementations. Independently verified conformance to U.S. accepted standards gives federal agencies and others using biometric technologies, assurance that the products and systems that they purchase are meeting the specified standards.

Apostol Vassilev, atsec’s CST laboratory manager, commented: “The importance of well established, nationally and internationally accepted IT security standards becomes more and more important in today’s complex economy. Vendors from around the world compete in bids for military and government projects where demonstrable assurance and high reliability are paramount. With this accreditation our company can help vendors build this trust in their products and technologies.”

This step widens the scope of atsec’s laboratory testing capabilities that already include Common Criteria, FIPS 140-2, GSA FIPS 201, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) and Cryptographic Algorithm Testing.

atsec is present at the RSA conference in San Francisco at booth 1350 and can be contacted at

About atsec information security

atsec information security corporation is a U.S. Government accredited laboratory, based in Texas, which tests information assurance (IA) and IA-enabled commercial off the shelf (COTS) information technology.

Combining all of our technology security experience and expertise, atsec information security corporation additionally provides strong consulting skills for: network penetration testing; embedded systems and hardware security testing and analysis; the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA); Information Systems Security Management Systems (ISMS); and independent security assessments based on your individual needs.
atsec also operates Government accredited laboratories in Germany and Sweden.

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