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Smart Card Alliance Expands Focus to Internet of Things, Forms New Council to Accelerate Adoption of Secure Architectures

Princeton Junction, N.J., April 27, 2016 – As the Internet of Things (IoT) creates an increasingly connected world—connected devices are expected to reach 21 billion by the year 2020—security and privacy concerns are top-of-mind. To address these concerns, the Smart Card Alliance is bringing its expertise to IoT as it has done in other markets Read the full article…

Smart Card Alliance Outlines New Paradigm for a Secure, Streamlined Healthcare Industry in New Infographic

Princeton Junction, N.J., April 19, 2016 – Healthcare spending losses to fraud and abuse total $272 billion a year, but no single part of the healthcare system is responsible. Each stage of healthcare has risks of fraud, errors, waste and abuse. These vulnerabilities can be reduced at every stage by implementing an identity management system Read the full article…

US Payments Industry Executives Gather at the Smart Card Alliance’s 2016 Payments Summit and the ICMA EXPO

Princeton Junction, N.J., April 13, 2016 – More than 800 executives and 100 exhibitors gathered in Orlando, Fla. for last week’s 9th Annual Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit, co-located for the first time with the International Card Manufacturers Association’s 26th annual EXPO. The $26.5 billion card manufacturing and personalization services market is forecasted to grow 8.8 Read the full article…

Revamped Smart Card Alliance Government Conference Offers Refreshed Look at Government Identity and Authentication

Securing Federal Identity 2016 comes to D.C. in June Princeton Junction, N.J., March 31, 2016 –The Smart Card Alliance invites government and security executives and industry leaders to attend Securing Federal Identity 2016, coming to Washington D.C. this June. Building off of 14 years of successful Smart Card Alliance government conferences, this refreshed event brings Read the full article…

Model for Open Payments Architecture in Transit Outlined in Smart Card Alliance White Paper

Princeton Junction, N.J., March 22, 2016 – As the transportation industry looks to move towards open payment systems for more convenient transactions, there are complexities that need to be considered to successfully implement and deploy an architecture that accommodates open payments and integrates with other transit-specific systems. To support developers, integrators, procurers, and users of Read the full article…

Smart Card Alliance 2016 Education Program Aligns to Requirements Outlined in President Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan

Princeton Junction, N.J., March 1, 2016 –President Obama’s bold Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) aims to modernize the federal government’s IT security infrastructure and expand its use of two-factor authentication. To help prepare government executives, managers and employees—and their technology provider partners—to achieve these goals, the Smart Card Alliance has updated its training programs and Read the full article…

Smart Card Alliance White Paper Provides Vision for Healthcare Identity Authentication and EMV Payments Convergence

Smart card technology can increase security, decrease payment vulnerability, reduce fraud and improve workflow for the healthcare industry Princeton Junction, N.J., February 25, 2016 – At the same time as the U.S. continues its migration to EMV chip technology to reduce counterfeit card fraud, the healthcare industry is dealing with fraud at an all-time high, with billions Read the full article…

Smart Card Alliance-organized HIMSS 2016 Session Details New Approach to Patient Identity to Streamline Healthcare

Princeton Junction, N.J., February 23, 2016 – Today, 12 percent of patient records are mismatched in the U.S., and 19 percent of healthcare CIOs reported adverse healthcare events as a result of patient misidentification. On top of that, financial losses from healthcare fraud amount to tens of billion dollars a year. A presentation organized by Read the full article…

Keynote Speakers Announced for 2016 Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit

Newly co-located event moves to Orlando in April, early registration discounts available through March 18 Princeton Junction, N.J., February 3, 2016 – Coming to Orlando, Florida in April, the newly located and expanded version of the 2016 Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit will bring together executives from EMV payments, mobile payments, transportation payments, and FinTech Read the full article…

Smart Card Alliance Opens the National Center for Advanced Payments and Identity Security for Education and Collaboration

New facility near Washington, D.C. expands training and education mission Princeton Junction, N.J., February 2, 2016 – To expand their investment in educating industry stakeholders on how to make payments and identity more secure, the Smart Card Alliance announced today a new training center in Crystal City, Virginia. The National Center for Advanced Payments and Identity Read the full article…