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Smart Card Alliance becomes Secure Technology Alliance as organization expands mission

April 11, 2017
By Canadian Vending

Princeton Junction, NJ – The Smart Card Alliance is expanding its charter to include a broader range of security and privacy-enhancing technologies, and changing its name to the Secure Technology Alliance.

“The Alliance’s focus has always been on engaging in industry-wide discussion and providing best practices and educational resources for designing and building secure payments, identification, access and mobile applications and systems,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance, in a news release. “As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and mobile, the technology used in smart cards is being used more widely in mobile devices, wearables and internet-connected devices. The clear next step for this organization is to expand and engage in activities across the full spectrum of these new applications as the Secure Technology Alliance.”

Secure Technology Alliance activities will include influencing standards and best practices that are relevant to the understanding, adoption and widespread application of secure solutions, including smart cards, embedded chip technology, and related hardware and software; serving as an educational resource to its members and industry stakeholders implementing secure solutions; providing a forum for discussions and projects on issues surrounding the implementation of secure solutions; maintaining a voice in public policy that affects adoption and implementation of smart card, embedded chip and other security technologies; and supporting the adoption and implementation of smart cards and smart card technology.

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