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March Member Bulletin

March 2021 Monthly Member Bulletin

Executive Director Message

The Importance of a Trusted Framework

In today’s environment, the notion of having a trusted framework is often taken for granted by most consumers.  Whether they are completing a simple payment transaction, remotely logging into their computer network, or using biometrics for authentication into their mobile device – all of these transactions require a lot of forethought related to ensuring each point of the transaction is secure.

For most of us in the technology industry, it’s something that we think about on a daily basis.  How do you ensure the issuing party is taking all steps necessary to protect your identity?  How does the relying party know that the credential or transaction is valid?  It’s a constant game of ‘cat and mouse’ with individuals who are looking to take advantage of the system.  As I mentioned in the February newsletter, it’s a constant state of innovation.

During our first virtual U.S. Payments Forum meeting of 2021, we were able to explore the many facets of providing a trusted framework for the payments industry and gave some unique insights around how that framework could be used for other parts of the identity industry, including potentially mDLs.  There were a ton of great insights, dialogue, and education for those of you who attended from both the Forum and the Alliance.  I’m happy to report that overall registration and attendance were the highest we’ve seen since we moved to virtual events last year due to the pandemic.  It speaks to the dedication of our members and their willingness to move the industry forward.

Thank you for your efforts and I look forward to seeing everyone again in July.


Dynamic Security Code Card

New Resource: Dynamic Security Code Cards Webinar Recording

The Secure Technology Alliance Payments Council hosted the Dynamic Security Code Cards webinar on March 23rd to discuss how the technology can help provide more secure e-commerce transactions. The webinar recording is available at:

Webinar topics included:

  • The prevalence of card-not-present fraud after the migration to EMV and the recent increase following the pandemic, including the impact on stakeholders
  • Dynamic security code card technology and how the cards work
  • Benefits of dynamic security code cards, including increased security, a familiar consumer experience and transparency to merchants
  • Advantages of dynamic security code cards for issuers, merchants, and consumers
  • Issuer, processor and network implementation considerations

Speakers included:  Jason Bohrer, Secure Technology Alliance; Francine Dubois, IDEMIA; Gerry Glindro, IDEMIA; Cyril Lalo, Ellipse; Oliver Manahan, Infineon Technologies; Tom Rapkoch, Visa.

Council Highlights

  • Council projects. A summary of all active Council projects is posted on the Secure Technology Alliance members-only site.
  • The Access Control Council is finalizing a white paper on access control with mobile devices.
  • The Identity Council is discussing new projects related to accelerating mDL implementation in the U.S. Monthly mDL project calls present the status of projects and include guest speakers presenting different aspects of mDL implementation using the ISO 18013-5 standard.  A call is being scheduled next month to discuss mDL trust frameworks.
  • The Payments Council held a webinar on dynamic security code cards on March 23rd.
  • The Transportation Council is finalizing the emerging MaaS ecosystem white paper.

If you would like to participate in a Secure Technology Alliance Council, please contact Devon Rohrer, [email protected].  The full list of active Council projects is available on the Alliance members-only site.

Welcome New Member

  • Trilogy Secured Services, LLC

Congratulations New Certificants


  • Michael Haupt, IntegriWard LLC
  • Zachary Powell, IntegriWard LLC
  • Richard Thomas, Johnson Controls
  • Rob Goebel, Johnson Controls
  • Eric Martinez, Johnson Controls
  • Marshello Knight, Johnson Controls
  • Lukas Deem, Lanmor Services Inc.
  • Fielder Armiger, M.C. Dean, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Franklin, Stanley Convergent Security Solutions
  • Jim Sheahan, TIC Security


  • Melvin Terezon, CertiPath Inc.
  • Courtney Gant, Communications Resource Inc.
  • Luke Pasqualucci, Communications Resource Inc.
  • Blake Smith, Gallagher Group Limited
  • David Helbock, Identiv
  • James Hansen, Integrated Security Technologies, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Drill, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Douglas Ritchey, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Michael Kelley, Parsons Corporation
  • Benjamin Williams, Probitas Technology
  • David Murray, scDataCom LLC
  • Baher Guirguis, Signet Technologies, Inc.
  • Corey Hewitt, Signet Technologies, Inc.
  • Thomas Kirchman, Signet Technologies, Inc.
  • Brian Havekost, Signet Technologies, Inc.


  • Blake Smith, Gallagher Group Limited

Current Training and Exam Dates

The following dates have been announced for CSEIP training. Class sizes have been reduced to six people per class due to COVID-19 health guidelines and safety concerns. As a result, classes are selling out faster than they have in the past, so we are advising organizations to make their reservations in advance of future security system contracts and installations.

  • CSEIP Certification Course, May 18-20, 2021
  • CSEIP Certification Course, June 22-24, 2021
  • CSEIP Certification Course, July 20-22, 2021
  • CSEIP Recertification Course, April 23, 2021
  • CSEIP Recertification Course, May 28, 2021
  • CSEIP Recertification Course, June 18, 2021
  • CSEIP Recertification Course, July 16, 2021
  • TSCIP Certification Course, July 30, 2021

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