The Spanish Entidad Nacional de Acreditación (ENAC) together with the Spanish National Cryptology Centre (CCN) accredit SGS Digital Trust Services CyberLab Madrid for LINCE Certification.

ENAC has accredited SGS CYBERLAB MADRID as an evaluation laboratory for the LINCE methodology according to UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025 for Testing activities defined in the Technical Annex No 14/LE2531. The certificate confirms SGS Digital Trust Services as a trustworthy CyberLab. Employees of SGS Digital trust Services are authorized to test, verify and audit Information and Communication Technology product safety using the LINCE methodology.

LINCE Certification to Access CCN’s Trusted Products Catalog

LINCE certification provides access to the IT security product catalogues of the Spanish Public Administration and CCN. LINCE methodology, developed by Spanish CCN, addresses the need for the certification of products that are planned for deployment in environments where the threat level is basic or medium. This process enables an evaluation laboratory to verify whether a product is in accordance with its specification, determining the effectiveness of the security functions implemented.

LINCE – Accessible Evaluation

Based on Security Target (ST) and documentation provided to clients (user manuals) this evaluation is completed in less than two months. A LINCE basic evaluation can be augmented with the cryptographic or source code module, to provide a higher assurance level. For each module, evaluation time can increase by up to two weeks.

For more information, please contact:

Lucio Gonzalez Jimenez
Digital Trust Services, CyberLab Madrid Manager
t: +34 676 030 035

About CCN

The National Cryptology Centre (CCN) is the organization responsible for coordinating the different organizations’ activities in the Public Administration, using resources or encryption procedures and ensuring the security of the information technologies in all areas. The CCN is assigned to the National Centre of Intelligence (CNI).

About ENAC

Entidad Nacional de Acreditación (ENAC) is the agency appointed by the government to operate in Spain as the only National Accreditation Body, pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 765/2008 that regulates the functioning of accreditation in Europe.

About SGS

As the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS Group is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.