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atsec and Criteria Labs Announce Collaboration in Hardware Security Testing

05-26-2010 09:33 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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atsec and Criteria Labs Announce Collaboration in Hardware

Austin, TX – Today 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.”

For more information about the companies, please visit our websites at and

About atsec information security
atsec information security is an independent, standards-based IT (information technology) security consulting and evaluation services company that combines a business-oriented approach to information security with in-depth technical knowledge and global experience. atsec was founded in Munich (Germany) in January 2000 and has extensive international operations with offices in the U.S., Sweden, the U.K. and China. atsec leverages its deep security, process, and standards expertise to consult on a wide range of IT security needs, enabling clients to establish integrated security management procedures to manage security risk and improve data, product, and business process reliability. atsec works with such leading global companies as IBM, HP, Oracle, Cray, BMW, SGI, Vodafone, RWE and Red Hat. Visit to learn more about atsec information security consulting and evaluation services.

atsec information security corporation
9130 Jollyville Road, Suite 260
Austin, TX 78759


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