Dawn M. Turner (guest)

Dawn M. Turner is a professional author with a passion for technical regulations and standards, as well as for their relevance and impact on corporate operations and industry in general. Dawn has more than 10 years of IT industry experience in hardware, programming & systems & network engineering. Her educational background includes a Certificate in computer operations & programming, CompTIA and Microsoft certifications, including A+, MCSE and MCP, Associates degree with major in business & minor in computer science, Bachelors of Science degree with major in business forensics & minor in accounting and an MBA with concentrations in finance & economics.

Understanding the Major Terms Around Digital Signatures


The technology and terms that are involved with digital signing can be confusing. This article attempts to clarify meaning and implications of the major terms related to digital signatures.

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eIDAS From Directive To Regulation


eIDAS has made it easier for citizens and businesses of the European Union to electronically sign documents within Member States that utilize electronic identification schemes (eIDS).

This post breifly explains the implications of eIDAS within the European Union.

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Understanding eIDAS


EIDAS is the European Regulation for the electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions. It repeals Directive 1999/93/EC. Since its announcement in July of 2014, the intent of the eIDAS Regulation has been to facilitate secure and seamless electronic transactions throughout the European Union (EU) by providing a regulatory environment that would promote their use.

This article explains the purpose and scope of eIDAS, its scope, the use of electronic signatures under eIDAS and the requirements to qualitfied trust service providers.

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Major standards and compliance of digital signatures - a world-wide consideration

This article introduces the most relevant digital signature standards for global players, governments and banks.

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What is a Digital Signature - What it Does, How it Works

In the fast-paced world of business, there is always the need for speeding up various processes that are integral for optimizing efficiency, while still protecting the privacy of the business and its clients/customers. The use of digital signatures has continued to grow as a means of meeting the need for faster and more secure authentication that cannot be easily forged or compromised.

Consider how important and time-sensitive documents have been signed in the past. The user would first need to obtain the documents to be signed by means of receiving a paper document by mail or printing the document from a designated online source. The document would need to be physically signed and then returned to its originator. This caused the user to complete the process offline, which would involve other physical processes that could be considered time-consuming and costly in returning the signed document and then the additional steps that were needed to verify the signature. However, with the use of digital signatures and the WYSIWYS experience, the user can now securely access, view and sign documents online, thus eliminating the need for most offline steps.

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