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.

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Digital signatures in mobile banking and payment processing

Over the past 8-10 years, we’ve witnessed a huge rise in the use and application of mobile banking. At first we could check our account balances and activity from the internet and bank-specific applications. Not too far down the road, we were able to deposit mobile checks without having to run into brick and mortar locations.

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How eIDAS affects the USA

On July 1st 2016, eIDAS was introduced in the EU to replace the almost 20 year old European Signatures Directive. The directive was originally built with the intent to encourage the adoption of electronic signatures, and provide a legal framework by which member states could implement for consistency.

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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

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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.

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E-signatures in elections: The key to preventing voter fraud?

Election season in the US is upon us - and with it, comes the typical questions of how to secure ballots and prevent voter fraud. In the US, UK, and many other countries there are endless numbers of instances demonstrating cases of electoral fraud.

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Centralized Authentication and Signing for E-Government

Achieve Non-Repudiation of Origin (NRO) and Non-Repudiation of Emission (NRE)

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How Digital Signatures and Blockchains Can Work Together

Everywhere you turn in the security world, an interesting word keeps popping up: “Blockchain”. Just like the word “cloud”, this concept has taken hold of the security industry and has become one of the hottest emerging technologies. But what exactly is it?

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Introducing the Signature Activation Protocol for Remote Server Signing

This article explains the Signature Activation Protocol in the context of eIDAS-compliant central signing. It sheds lights on its purposes and outlines its implementation for remote/central signature servers.

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