The Australian Financial Review 14 03 (3) (2)

Earlier this week I presented at our Chief Security Officer (CSO) Council Meeting and was VERY pleased to share that Windows Mobile just received Common Criteria Certification.

The Common Criteria is the driving force for the widest available mutual recognition of secure IT products. By meeting the security criteria for EAL2+, Windows Mobile 5.0 with Messaging and Security Feature Pack and Windows Mobile 6 operating systems are accepted under the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA) by 24 members worldwide.

Commenting on this significant milestone for Microsoft and the collaboration with the DSD, Peter Watson, Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft Australia, said: “Security is a top priority for us and the successful Common Criteria evaluation is a great result for Windows Mobile. Government agencies are now assured that Windows Mobile offers an appropriate level of security and protection for their information networks. We are extremely proud of the relationship we have built with the DSD, and this certification demonstrates both of our ongoing commitments to delivering more robust and secure systems.”

This is great news for Windows Mobile :)