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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The eIDAS regulation: A new dawn of digital opportunity for banks

This article was originally published in the Banking Automation Bulletin , Issue 352

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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. 

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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. 

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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” 

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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.

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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."

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eIDAS: Driving Business Through Transparency

eIDAS has brought a breath of fresh air to a darker aspect of the technological sector; it’s taken a subject that is sometimes surrounded by a cloud of mystery and confusion (that of security and encryption) and infused it with transparency.

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