Trusted Products Evaluation Program [National Security] Law and Legal Definition

The Trusted Products Evaluation Program (TPEP) is a program by which the National Computer Security Center (NCSC) within the National Security Agency (NSA) evaluates computer systems against security criteria. TPEP focuses on the security evaluation of commercially produced and supported computer systems by evaluating the technical protection capabilities. Hence, it is a program operated by an organizational unit within the NSA responsible for the information system security mission with respect to classified and sensitive data. In general, TPEP performs computer security evaluations for, and on behalf of, the NCSC. The NSA’s point of contact for TPEP is the Office of Industrial Relations.