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Gossamer - Top Performer!!

Posted by admin on June 4, 2015

Today Gossamer has taken the lead for most evaluations completed on the NIAP PCL.  While we came late to the game we have worked hard to both complete the most evaluations but also to complete them, on average, very much faster than any of our competitors.  The following figures tell the story.

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Six Months a Common Criteria Testing Laboratory

Posted by admin on May 31, 2014

Gossamer is going strong after being a fully accredited Common Criteria Testing Laboratory for six months. As of the end of May 2014, we have completed seven (7) of twenty-three (23) evaluations in the current evaluation paradigm in the U.S.

In addition to being one of the two most evaluation producing laboratories in the U.S., Gossamer is showing clear dominance in the time to perform evaluations counting from the official kick-off date with the government oversight body to the date of evaluation certificate issuance. On average, Gossamer has been completing its evaluations, including some of the most complex evaluations completed in the current evaluation paradigm -- mobile devices,  four to five times faster than is competitors!!!

What's the secret to our success? A perfect combination of experience and expertise and a strong desire to do the best we can for our clients. Moreover we are working to continually improve our capability and expand our capacity to serve even more clients in the future.


We Are One Year Old Today!!!!

Posted by admin on September 1, 2013

It has been one year since Gossamer opened its doors, so to speak. A lot has happened in that year and things are looking bright for the future.

We have presented at the 13th ICCC conference in Paris last year and are scheduled to present at the 14th ICCC conference in Orlando this year. We have also signed a number of contracts and have been actively working most of our first year, in addition to growing our own capabilities (e.g., infrastructure, tools, training, etc.) in our spare time.

On one hand, we have satisfied the NVLAP requirements for our Common Criteria Testing Laboratory and are approved to perform evaluations. Final accreditation will be achieved once we complete a trial evaluation. On the other hand, our Cryptographic & Security Testing Laboratory has achieved accreditation in a relatively short period. As a result, we have a number of evaluation and testing projects ongoing and are seeking additional Common Criteria and Cryptographic Testing projects on an on-going basis.

We are hopeful that during the next year we will necessarily expand our staff and perhaps relocate to a larger facility, so stay tuned for future updates.


Cryptographic Module and Security Testing Laboratory!

Posted by admin on August 11, 2013

We are pleased to announce that as of 11 August 2013 we have received National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP Lab Code 200997-0) accreditation for our Cryptographic Module and Security Testing offering - see us on the Testing Laboratories List!

We can now accept cryptographic modules and algorithms to be validated in the NVLAP Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) and Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP).

Please contact us with any inquiries:

Ed Morris, EdMorris@gossamersec.com, +1 703 582 4448

We've completed and submitted our application to the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) to become an accredited Cryptographic and Security Testing Laboratory (CSTL).

Now Accepting Evaluations...

Posted by admin on March 11, 2013

Gossamer Security Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce it is now accepting Common Criteria customers for evaluation within the U.S. scheme (NIAP-CCEVS).

Having successfully passed its National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP Lab Code 200997-0) on-site assessment, Gossamer is approved to perform trial evaluations with its customers.

Tammy Compton, Gossamer’s CCT Laboratory Director, stated, “Having passed this milestone, we can now open our doors wide.  We’re very excited to already be working with several vendors on evaluations.  We feel Gossamer is uniquely poised to offer customers an unparalleled combination of expertise and agility, something more critical than ever in the evolving world of Common Criteria requirements and Protection Profiles.”

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Welcome to our newest member!!!

Posted by admin on December 17, 2012

Today we welcome Ed Morris as a Director, an additional founder, and member of the Gossamer team. While Gossamer is already strong in Common Criteria experience and skills, Ed brings a tremendous amount of Cryptographic testing experience and skill and is a complementary addition to our team. While we are still waiting on NVLAP to complete our Common Criteria Testing Laboratory accreditation, we'll now also be applying for Cryptographic and Security Testing Laboratory accreditation.

CCTL Application Submitted

Posted by admin on September 9, 2012

We submitted our letter of intent and formal application to the Common Criteria Evaluation and Valudation Scheme (CCEVS) to become a Common Criteria Testing Laboratory operating within the U.S. National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). Now the wait begins...

Open for Business!!!

Posted by admin on September 1, 2012

Welcome to Gossamer Security Solutions!

As of 1 September 2012 we are open for business.

We are in the process of applying to become a Common Criteria Testing Laboratory operating within the U.S. Common Criteria Validation and Evaluation Scheme. In the interim we are offering a wide range of IT security consulting services including security assessments, evaluation oversight or mediation, evaluation document guidance and development, security test support, vulnerability analysis, and other negotiable services.