Alliance Activities : Center of Excellence

Member Recognition Program

The Secure Technology Alliance Center of Excellence (COE) was created to recognize an elite mix of member companies who, each year, reach the highest level of active participation in the Alliance by having made outstanding contributions in the form of providing valuable time, talent and resources across a wide mix of Alliance activities.

This year we are delighted to announce the following 13 member companies who comprise the 2018 class of Center of Excellence organizations:

  • American Express
  • CPI Card Group (new in 2018!)
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Entrust Datacard
  • First Data (new in 2018!)
  • G+D Mobile Security
  • Gemalto
  • IDEMIA
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Ingenico, North America (new in 2018!)
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
  • Visa

Member involvement is not measured by how large an organization is, but by the actions of the organization and the commitment of its employees when it comes to engaging in industry activities and helping to fulfill the mission of the Secure Technology Alliance.

Inclusion in this exclusive level is directly related to the following criteria members demonstrated in 2017-2018:

  • Industry Council recognition for Honor Roll participants or Top Contributor to one or more of our Industry Councils
  • Council officer position elected by peers
  • Number of employees with LEAP/CSCIP/CSEIP training and certification
  • Corporate CSCIP training and certification participation
  • Alliance conference and event sponsorship of $5,000 or greater in the last year
  • Supporting membership in affiliated organizations Digital Innovation Alliance (formerly SCALA), or the U.S. Payments Forum

Congratulations to these companies for their continued involvement in Alliance activities.