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 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...
The Secure ID Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its newest report, State Secure Identity Practices and Policies in 2015. In this document, the Coalition reviewed identity security policies and procedures in 10 U.S. states representing a majority of the U.S. population, and assigned each of the states a secure identity composite score that takes into account each state's primary identity documents, eGov practices, benefit card identity management, health & safety identity documents, and legal landscape. The report represents the start of an important dialogue regarding state identity security.
Recent reports of a massive data breach at the IRS once again affirm the need for better authentication solutions to protect citizen information from criminals and fraudsters. The IRS acknowledged Tuesday that the records of over 100,000 taxpayers were breached using knowledge-based authentication processes known as KBA.