Connecting Europe - eInvoicing and eIDAS

The EU has launched a number of initiatives to realize the aim of creating a unified Digital Single Market. The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is a funding instrument that provides the primary thrust for this initiative. The CEF uses certain underlying building blocks (known as Digital Service Infrastructures) to achieve this objective of providing an interconnected and unified marketplace.

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Digital Identity and eIDAS in Banking

The eIDAS Regulation lays the groundwork for creating a robust digital identity framework. The idea is to provide EU citizens with a secure, robust and universal electronic identification that they can use to access private and public services anywhere within the EU.

One sector that is lapping up the new opportunities that eIDAS offers is banking. 

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Introducing the CEF Building Blocks - eDelivery, eID, eSignature, eInvoicing & eTranslation

The CEF building blocks of the digital service infrastructure, as defined under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) cover essential components like user identification and authentication, communication, invoicing, payment and electronic service delivery. 

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An Introduction to PCI DSS

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard to protect against credit card fraud and numerous additional security threats & vulnerabilities. Credit/Debit card providers, such as MasterCard and Visa etc., implement the mechanisms and security controls specified and suggested in PCI DSS.

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Exploring the Lifecycle of a Cryptographic Key

This article discusses the main phases involved in the lifecycle of a cryptographic key, and how the operational lifetime of a key and its strength can be determined.

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Introduction to Digital Signatures and PKCS #7

Through many parts of the world, including the European Union and the United States, digital signing has been adopted as a way to implement electronic signatures that are considered legally binding. This article introduces digital signatures, digital certificates and the relationship between digital signatures and PKCS #7.

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PSD2 and the Regulatory Technical Standards for Strong Customer Authentication

The 2015 Revised Directive on Payment Services (commonly referred to as PSD2) lays the groundwork for safe and secure payments across the European Union. PSD2 places a significant impetus on ensuring that adequate safeguards are put in place to prevent fraud and other unauthorized use of payment mechanisms.

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eIDAS and the Regulatory Technical Standards for Strong Customer Authentication

Last November saw the adoption of the Delegated Regulation on Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) by the European Commission. The objective of this regulation is to provide for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and establish secure channels of communications.

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An introduction to the Regulatory Technical Standards

The European Commission adopted the Delegated Regulation on Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) in November 2017. These standards provide detailed specifications to achieve the strict security requirements for payment service providers in the EU.

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