HID Global joins Secure Identity Alliance

October 7, 2013 - 

HID Global has joined the Secure Identity Alliance, a recently-formed organization devoted to secure documents and government eServices.

“HID Global is honored to be a part of an organization that shares our vision of enabling governments around the world to successfully design and implement secure electronic identity solutions that benefit both national and cross-border security and enhance citizen engagement,” Rob Haslam, vice president of government ID solutions with HID Global said. “Through the Alliance, we hope to play an instrumental role in helping governments streamline the integration and interoperability of new systems and processes – ultimately making government-to-citizen ID programs more secure and effective.”

Reported previously, in May, 2013, 3MGemaltoMorpho and Oberthur Technologies announced the formation of the group. Since its launch, the Alliance has created two working groups for “Secure Documents” and “Digital Identity” to tackle the ongoing security, identity and privacy challenges faced by governments.

The Alliance has also announced the addition of American Banknote Corporation (ABnote) and Trueb AG as other recent additions the Alliance.

“I am delighted to welcome HID Global, ABnote and Trueb AG to the Secure Identity Alliance,” said Frederic Trojani, Chairman of the Board of the Secure Identity Alliance. “With eGovernment initiatives on the rise, electronic identification has become a real catalyst for the rapid adoption of online services. Convenience, privacy protection and security are the three pillars of trust in modern, efficient electronic government services. The need for an independent forum able to address common areas of interest for all public and private stake holders is clear to build today’s generation of online services.”

Earlier this year, HID Global announced the addition of a dual-interface PIV credential to its pivCLASS Government solutions portfolio.

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