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New Secure Technology Alliance White Paper Explores Mobile Identity Authentication Drivers, Standards and Implementation Best Practices

Princeton Junction, N.J., March 27, 2017 – With consumers increasingly using mobile devices to access a variety of digital services, service providers are grappling with how to provide authentication methods that are more secure and convenient than passwords or one-time passcodes. The Secure Technology Alliance explores the new authentication mechanisms and use cases where authentication Read the full article…

New Secure Technology Alliance White Paper Describes the Role of Smart Card Technology to Enhance Security of Blockchain Applications

Princeton Junction, N.J., March 23, 2017 – Implementations of blockchain-based applications are growing rapidly: over $1 billion has been invested in implementations since 2009, with 60 percent of that funding occurring since the beginning of 2015.[1] While blockchain can create a faster, secure platform for various types of transactions, all implementations share the critical security Read the full article…

Secure Technology Alliance and Association for Commuter Transportation Explore Real-World Multimodal Transit Payments in First of Two-Part Resource Series

Transportation payments to be theme of sessions at 2017 Payments Summit Princeton Junction, N.J., March 22, 2017 – Multimodal payments convergence – the integration of payment services for any type of transportation – is rapidly gaining popularity in the U.S. and abroad due to its ability to make paying for travel more convenient. The Secure Read the full article…

Smart Card Alliance Becomes Secure Technology Alliance as the Organization Expands Its Mission to Include a Broader View of Security Technologies

Princeton Junction, N.J., March 8, 2017 – The Smart Card Alliance, known for propelling the adoption of smart card technology as the global standard for payment, identity, access and mobile application security, announced today it is expanding its charter to include a broader range of security and privacy-enhancing technologies. To reflect this expanded mission, the Read the full article…

Smart Card Alliance 2017 Payments Summit Keynote Speakers to Give Deep Dive into EMV, Mobile, IoT, Transit Payments

Highly-anticipated payments event heads to Orlando in March, early registration discounts available through March 4 Princeton Junction, N.J., February 28, 2017 – What are the latest trends in U.S. payments? What is the status of the U.S. EMV migration? What does the future hold for mobile and contactless payments? How will the Internet of Things Read the full article…

Smart Card Alliance Reviews Payments, Transportation, and Mobile Councils Accomplishments, Announces New Council Leadership for 2017

Princeton Junction, N.J., February 21, 2017 – The Smart Card Alliance Payments, Mobile and Transportation Councils had a successful year in 2016 with strong member participation, quality deliverables, and significant headway in promoting the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology in the payments space. To kick off 2017, the councils today Read the full article…

Smart Card Alliance Highlights 2016 Identity Security-focused Council Accomplishments, Announces New Council Leadership

Princeton Junction, N.J., February 16, 2017 – The Smart Card Alliance’s Access Control, Health and Human Services, Identity, and Internet of Things Security Councils made great strides in 2016 in raising awareness of the ways smart card technology can improve privacy and security in government, enterprise, IoT and healthcare markets. The councils also elected new Read the full article…

Smart Card Alliance Securing Federal Identity 2017 Conference to Cover Leading Government Authentication and Identity Topics

Smart Card Alliance invites speaking proposals through March 1st Princeton Junction, N.J., February 6, 2017 – The Smart Card Alliance invites government and security executives and thought leaders to attend its Securing Federal ID 2017 conference, coming to Washington D.C. this June. This event provides comprehensive coverage of identity management and strong authentication in government Read the full article…

Smart Card Alliance Releases Primer on Securing the Internet of Things

White paper is first in a series of efforts to provide education and guidance on securing the IoT Princeton Junction, N.J., January 24, 2017 – It has been projected that by 2020, the world will have over 20 billion connected devices. With this growth, there is a critical need to ramp up the security of Read the full article…

Smart Card Alliance Educates Merchants and Issuers on Contactless Payments Benefits, Security Considerations with Infographics, Q&A

Princeton Junction, N.J., January 10, 2017 – Contactless payments have become one of the most popular ways to pay globally with usage in countries such as the U.K., Canada and Australia growing every day. As U.S. merchants and issuers look to move towards faster, more convenient payments, the Smart Card Alliance is providing new resources, Read the full article…