About us

The Common Criteria Users Forum (CCUF) was founded in 2012 and is a community based around those using the Common Criteria and ISO/IEC 15408 standards. The CCUF is an evolution of the CC Vendors' forum (founded in 2004) and the CC Forum (founded in 2010).

The Common Criteria Users’ Forum mission is to provide a voice and communications channel between the CC community and the CC organizational committees, CC evaluation schemes, and policy makers.

In order to further the CCUF mission, our objectives are to improve and promote Common Criteria by seeking to:

  • Support and foster the goal of worldwide mutual recognition;
  • Promote focused international Technical Communities and technical working groups, to enable the creation of useful, realistic, internationally-recognized protection profiles, supporting documents, and advance Common Criteria;
  • Help to assure customers of evaluated products with meaningful evaluation results;
  • Encourage viable policies and processes for maintaining certification through product updates;
  • Encourage viable policies and processes for certifying systems that are composed of certified parts;
  • Minimize the time, effort, and cost required to complete evaluations which lead to appropriate levels of assurance.

How to enroll

You can join us by following the instructions on the "Join Us" tab.

Members of the CCUF are encouraged to actively participate in the group's activities, your input is welcomed!


The CCUF Charter and Policies are available in the CCUF Charter and Policies, outlining terms for the following:

  • Mission
  • Principles of Operation
  • CCUF Rules
  • Meetings
  • Management Group
  • Voting
  • Policies

Current management team

The current CCUF Management Board consists of the following 7 elected members from across the CCUF membership:

  • Miguel Bañón, Consultant
  • Mike Grimm, Microsoft
  • Kwangwoo Lee, HP (Vice chair)
  • Petra Manche, Cisco (Chair)
  • Lachaln Turner, Lightship Security
  • Michael Vogel, atsec
  • Brian Wood, Samsung

They were elected in May 2020, and will be serving for a 2 year term.

The CCUF management board is in liaison with the Common Criteria Development Board (CCDB).

Current membership

The CCUF is proud to include approximately 800 members from the CC community:

  • Vendors - 40%
  • Laboratories - 28%
  • Validation schemes - 12%
  • Consultants - 7%
  • Government - 6%
  • Others - 7%

Past CCUF Events

Presentations and other material for these events are available to CCUF members on the CCUF portal.

  • The 17th CCUF Workshop, April 2020, Burlington (Cancelled)
  • The 16th CCUF Workshop, October 2019, Singapore
  • The 15th CCUF Workshop, April 2019, Rome, Italy
  • The 14th CCUF Workshop, October 24-29, 2018: Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • The 13th CCUF Workshop, April 2018, Trondheim, Norway.
  • The 12th CCUF Workshop, October 2017, Berlin, Germany.
  • The 11th CCUF Workshop, April 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • The 10th CCUF Workshop, November 2016, Reading, UK.
  • The 9th CCUF Workshop, April 2016, Seoul, Korea.
  • The 8th CCUF Workshop, September 2015, London, UK.
  • The 7th CCUF Workshop, April 2015, Canberra, Australia.
  • The 6th CCUF Workshop, September 2014, New Delhi, India.
  • The 5th CCUF Workshop, March 17 - 20, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • The 4th CCUF Workshop, September 4 - 9, 2013, Orlando, US.
  • The 3rd CCUF Workshop, May 13 - 17, 2013, Ottawa, Canada.
  • CCUF General Membership Meeting, February 25, 2013.
  • The 2nd CCUF Workshop, September 11 - 13, 2012, Paris, France.
  • The 1st CCUF Workshops, 2012, Cannes, France and Tokyo, Japan.
  • Join Us

    Currently membership of the CCUF is free of charge.

    How to register as a new user with the CCUF

    Members of the CCUF are encouraged to actively participate in the group's activities, your input is most welcome!

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    You can join us by registering at the CCUF Portal as follows:

    • Go to https://ccusersforum.onlyoffice.com/auth.aspx

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    • Once the following form appears, enter your information and click the Send message button:
      • Your Name
      • Organization
      • Country
      • The group that you are associated with. One of:
          Academic, Consultant, End User, Government, Laboratory, Scheme, Solutions Provider, Vendor, Other

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