Giesecke & Devrient awarded IT security common criteria certificate for SECCOS bank signature card

Friday 14 May 2004 10:18 CET | News

The SECCOS multifunctional chip card operating system specified by the banking industry provides a secure platform for a wide range of new application areas in the payment sector.

Besides the GeldKarte electronic purse function and EMV capability for national and international debit transactions, a juvenile protection feature complying with new German legislation is also integrated into the cards functionality. SECCOS not only guarantees the essential security of the chip card, but also protects and authenticates e-mail communications and sensitive Internet-based transactions through its universally deployable digital signature function. Possible applications of digital signatures are e.g. in online banking or electronically conducted legal business. For its SECCOS chip card operating system, the German technical inspection agency TÃœV Informationstechnik GmbH (TÃœViT) has awarded the Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) technology group both the common criteria certificate for IT security evaluation and certification of the systems compliance with the German Signature Act (SigG).

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