VxWorks MILS 2.0 EAL6+ Evaluation
By Paul Parkinson
In case you missed the news, VxWorks MILS 2.0 has officially entered formal security evaluation at Common Criteria EAL 6+ (NIAP website).
So what does this mean for Wind River’s customers? Well, VxWorks MILS 2.0 will enable them to develop applications to what the US National Security Agency (NSA) defines as “High Robustness“.
Many people are familiar with Communications Security (ComSec),
which involves the secure transmission and reception of information
across networks, using technologies such as encryption and firewalls.
However, what is less well known is Information Security (InfoSec),
which involves the secure transformation of information between
applications, subsystems, or networks. This is becoming an increasingly
important requirement in systems, where there is the need for
applications to handle data of different security classifications and
to ensure that only that the authorized data flows are allowed and no
unauthorized information disclosure can occur.