Industry Associations & Standards Organizations

Industry Standards and Standards Organizations

Organizations rely on nCipher Security to deliver trust to their business critical applications and information. We are proud to be affiliated with the following associations and organizations.

Industry Associations & Standards Organizations

OATH – (Institute for Open Authentication)

Networked entities face three major challenges today. Theft of or unauthorized access to confidential data is a constant concern. The inability to share data over a network without an increased security risk limits the ability of organizations to conduct business in the most efficient way. In addition, the lack of a viable single sign-on framework is inhibiting the growth of electronic commerce and networked operations.

The Initiative for Open Authentication (OATH) manages an open standard, for delivering solutions that allow for strong authentication of all users on all devices, across all networks.

PCI SSC (Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council)

The PCI-SSC is an open global forum for the ongoing development, enhancement, storage, dissemination and implementation of security standards for account data protection. The PCI Security Standards Council’s mission is to enhance payment account data security by driving education and awareness of the PCI Security Standards. The organization was founded by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa, Inc. Thales participates in the Encryption and Tokenization task forces.

Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology. The Alliance invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of technology for identification, payment and other applications and strongly advocates the use of smart card technology in a way that protects privacy and enhances data security and integrity. Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart card technology, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America.

Smartex Limited (UK)

Smartex Limited operates an international network of professional associations concerned with smart card and RFID technologies, and the UK commercial payment card market. World membership exceeds 500 companies in the UK, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Central Eastern Europe regions.

Storage Network Industry Association

As a not-for-profit association, the SNIA enables our members to develop robust solutions for storing and managing the massive volumes of information generated by today’s businesses. The SNIA has adopted the role of industry catalyst for the development of storage solution specifications and technologies, global standards, and storage education.

UK Payments Council

The Payments Council is the organization, which sets the strategy for UK payments. It was setup by the payments industry in March 2007 to ensure that UK payment systems and services meet the need of payment service providers, users, and the wider economy.

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