Product security certifications, validations, and guidance for tvOS

This article contains references for key product certifications, cryptographic validations, and security guidance for tvOS platforms. Contact us at security-certifications@apple.com if you have any questions.

Cryptographic module validations

All Apple FIPS 140-2 Conformance Validation Certificates are on the CMVP vendor page. Apple actively engages in the validation of the CoreCrypto and CoreCrypto Kernel modules for each major release of iOS. Validation can only be performed against a final module release version and formally submitted upon OS public release. CMVP now maintains validation status of cryptographic modules under two separate lists depending on their current status. The modules begin in the Implementation Under Test List and then proceed to the Modules in Process List.

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Security certifications

A list of Apple's publicly identified, active, and completed certifications.

ISO 27001 and 27018 Certification

Apple has received ISO 27001 and ISO 27018 certifications for the Information Security Management System for the infrastructure, development, and operations supporting these products and services: Apple School Manager, iTunes U, iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, Managed Apple IDs, Siri, and Schoolwork in accordance with the Statement of Applicability v2.1 dated 7/11/2017. Apple’s compliance with the ISO standards was certified by the British Standards Institution. The BSI website has certificates of compliance for ISO 27001 and ISO 27018.

Common Criteria Certification

The goal, as stated by the Common Criteria community, is for an internationally approved set of security standards to provide a clear and reliable evaluation of the security capabilities of Information Technology products. By providing an independent assessment of a product's ability to meet security standards, Common Criteria Certification gives customers more confidence in the security of Information Technology products and leads to more informed decisions.

Through a Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA), member countries and regions have agreed to recognize the certification of Information Technology products with the same level of confidence. Membership along with the depth and breadth of Protection Profiles continues to grow on a yearly basis to address emerging technology. This agreement permits a product developer to pursue a single certification under any one of the Authorizing Schemes.

Previous Protection Profiles (PP) were archived and have begun to be replaced with the development of targeted Protection Profiles focusing on specific solutions and environments. In a concerted effort to ensure continued mutual recognition across all CCRA members, the International Technical Community (iTC) continues to drive all future PP development and updates towards Collaborative Protection Profiles (cPP) which are developed from the start with involvement from multiple schemes.

Apple began pursuing certifications under this new Common Criteria restructure with selected PPs starting in early 2015.

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