The Secure ID Coalition is an affiliation of companies providing digital security solutions for identification documents, including contactless smart cards. Our mission is to promote the understanding and appropriate use of smart card technology to achieve enhanced security for enhanced ID management systems, while maintaining user privacy.
Such ID management systems include physical and/or logical access to facilities and networks.
Working with the following groups to help lead the charge for secure identification systems:
Citizen Privacy Rights
Coalition members support specific citizen privacy rights as follows:
Privacy of personal information as defined by all relevant regulations and laws, principally the body of laws known as the Fair Information Practices.
Confidence that ID documents have been appropriately secured against threats of fraudulent access to personal information.
Secure ID News to Know
The Secure ID Coalition Applauds the National Cybersecurity Plan for Emphasizing the Importance of Multifactor Authentication
The Secure ID Coalition applauds the White House's newly-announced National Cybersecurity Plan as an important step towards securing the identities and personal information of American citizens. The Secure ID Coalition has led the way in advocating for the adoption of the latest technologies that protect the identities of Americans. The Coalition commends the Administration for highlighting the importance of multifactor authentication in securing public and private information systems as well as personal data of all American citizens.Read more...
Lately everyone seems abuzz about the Internet of Things (IoT). And for good reason. A study released Wednesday by Gartner estimates that 4.9 billion "things" will be connected to the Internet of Things this year. The research also predicts that spending on IoT support services will increase from $69.5 billion in 2015 to $263 billion in 2015. With all this potential for growth, it's important that we keep some fundamentals in mind. And nothing is more fundamental than security when it comes to devices that will collect, transmit, and analyze our personal data.
The Secure ID Coalition Calls on OPM to Fully Implement Authentication Security Requirements Following the Newly Revealed Data Breach
On June 4, 2015, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) revealed it was the victim of a massive data breach that included the personal information of approximately four million current and former federal employees. The attack is only the latest in a series of major security failures at the agency, demonstrating the need to more fully implement existing information security regulations and take additional steps to restore public confidence in government.Read more...