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.
Strong authentication for Governments through trust service providers - a European perspective

Strong authentication for Governments through trust service providers - a European perspective

One of the greatest benefits of the digital age is the availability of being able to perform many different government processes online in a shorter amount of time versus having to depend upon the postal service or taking time out of a busy day to go stand in a line at a government office.

What is a secure signature creation device

What is a secure signature creation device

As defined by Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 (eIDAS), which took effect on 1 July 2016, an electronic signature creation device is software or hardware that has been configured to generate an electronic signature. However, for such a device to be considered a secure signature creation device (SSCD), it must meet the specifications that are stipulated in Annex II of eIDAS

Understanding non-repudiation of origin and non-repudiation of emission

Understanding non-repudiation of origin and non-repudiation of emission

This article sheds light on the two approaches to achieve non-repudiation of an electronic message: non-repudiation of emission and non-repudiation of origin.

Using The AdES Standard for Mobile and Distributed Environments

Using The AdES Standard for Mobile and Distributed Environments

AdES stands for Advanced Electronic Signature, which embraces a family of eIDAS-compliant standards for digital signatures including PAdES, CAdES and XAdES. 

Digital Authentication - the basics

Digital Authentication - the basics

The potential for fraud is always a risk that cannot be ignored when it comes to conducting transactions. In person, an individual could present forged or altered documents that attest to an identity that does not belong to him or her. 

What is a Qualified Digital Certificate for Electronic Signatures in eIDAS

What is a Qualified Digital Certificate for Electronic Signatures in eIDAS

Under the eIDAS Regulation (EU) No 910/2014, a qualified certificate for electronic signature refers to “a certificate for electronic signatures, that is issued by a qualified trust service provider” 

The eIDAS regulation is officially here

The eIDAS regulation is officially here

On 1 July 2016, the eIDAS Regulation officially replaces EU 1999/93 Directive for providing governance over electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market across the European Union.

Trust Service Providers according to eIDAS

Trust Service Providers according to eIDAS

 Under Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 (eIDAS), a Trust Service Provider (TSP) is defined as “a natural or a legal person who provides one or more trust services either as a qualified or as a non-qualified trust service provider."

ASiC - Associated Signature Containers for eIDAS

ASiC - Associated Signature Containers for eIDAS

When an electronic signature is created, it must be associated to the data that it is being used to secure. This is accomplished by creating a data set that will combine the signature with the signed data or by storing the detached signature in a separate resource and then using an external means to associate it back to the data.