Which Industry Sectors MUST Use Electronic Signatures?

Which Industry Sectors MUST Use Electronic Signatures?

Certain industries have a necessity to protect confidential information as well as a requirement for authentication - proving that a document was sent by a particular person. In this blog post, we will not be looking at why specific industry sectors SHOULD use electronic signatures, instead, we aim to educate the reader on where and why certain sectors NEED to use them.

Benefits of eIDAS Qualified Signature Creation Devices and Why Cryptomathic Signer has the Strongest Security Credentials

Benefits of eIDAS Qualified Signature Creation Devices and Why Cryptomathic Signer has the Strongest Security Credentials

The intent of the eIDAS regulation is to create a portfolio of technical and legal standards that enhance the security, legal validity, and acceptance of electronic transactions used to conduct business online or official business across EU member state borders.

Cryptomathic Signer’s QSCD is Certified Based on the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement

Cryptomathic Signer’s QSCD is Certified Based on the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement

Cryptomathic’s Signer is the only qualified (electronic) signature creation device (QSCD) that is certified under the SO-GIS agreement using the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA). Its security target conforms to the certified protection profile EN 419 241-2.

Understanding the Certificate Authority in the Context of eIDAS

Understanding the Certificate Authority in the Context of eIDAS

In this article, we will discuss the Certificate Authority (CA) in the context of eIDAS and what is required of this entity in ensuring the integrity of qualified electronic signatures.

Digital signature deployment models for banking - Operating as an eIDAS Compliant Registration Authority Reduces Costs and Preserves Customer Ownership

Digital signature deployment models for banking - Operating as an eIDAS Compliant Registration Authority Reduces Costs and Preserves Customer Ownership

The eIDAS regulation provides both the technical and legal framework for electronic identification and digital signatures that the banking sector needs to fully digitalize its processes and go paperless.

Three Deployment Versions & Business Models of eIDAS-compliant Remote Signing for Financial Institutions

Three Deployment Versions & Business Models of eIDAS-compliant Remote Signing for Financial Institutions

This article looks at 3 alternative deployment options for remote signing, catering for 3 different business models. The choice of the option will depend on the financial institution’s specific situation and strategic goals. This article gives guidance.

Cryptomathic’s Signer Builds on the Only QSCD Certified under SOG-IS

Cryptomathic’s Signer Builds on the Only QSCD Certified under SOG-IS

Under eIDAS, a qualified electronic signature creation device (QSCD) must be certified and approved to be used for generating qualified electronic signatures (QES). Cryptomathic’s Signer is the only QSCD that is certified under the SOG-IS agreement using the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA).

eIDAS-Qualified Remote Signing: Exploring EN 419 241-2 Certified Qualified Signature Creation Devices 

eIDAS-Qualified Remote Signing: Exploring EN 419 241-2 Certified Qualified Signature Creation Devices 

EU Regulation No 910/2014 (eIDAS) addresses the creation of remote electronic signatures using electronic signature creation data that is managed remotely by a third-party trust service provider (TSP) working on behalf of the signee.

eIDAS  - Electronic Signing for Professional Service Providers (Notaries, accountants, insurance agents, consultants)

eIDAS  - Electronic Signing for Professional Service Providers (Notaries, accountants, insurance agents, consultants)

If SMEs are the backbone of an economy, professional service providers are the ones who grease the cogs of that machinery. Notaries, accountants, insurance agents, consultants, etc. provide value-added services that are indispensable to the operations of a business in the 21st century. In a previous article, we touched upon how eIDAS can be leveraged for professional service providers.