ELLESMERE PORT, ENGLAND, September 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Secure Electrans' HomePay received another significant international accolade at this year's International Common Criteria Conference (ICCC) held in Orlando, Florida. Managing Director Chris Jarman accepted the certificate on behalf of the company at a ceremony held after the second day of the 3-day conference. The recognition from the international security community highlights Secure Electrans' outstanding achievement in obtaining HomePay's successful Financial Industry and European accreditations earlier this year. The global recognition for HomePay will enable Secure Electrans to deploy in the countries that form the Common Criteria forum.---
The Conference, now in its 14th year, was developed to support the Common Criteria Certification. The Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation scheme was developed by the governments of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany and the Netherlands in order devise a unified and consistent framework for the evaluation and assurance IT Security. In doing so, the governments aim to increase transparency and raise standards whilst mitigating cross-border barriers to market for new IT Security products. India has also announced that they will be joining this week, bringing the total number of member countries to 26.
Speakers and delegates included certifiers, evaluators, testers and regulators from the UK (CESG/GCHQ), USA (NSA), Germany (BSI), Sweden (FMV/CSEC), Canada (EWA/CSEC), China (Ministry of Public Security) and Japan (IPA) alongside major corporates such as Cisco Systems, Microsoft and IBM.
Chris Jarman, Managing Director of Secure Electrans commented: "This award is highly significant for the Electrans' Team as it not only represents international acknowledgement of our huge effort and outstanding achievement this year, but also places HomePay in a privileged position of being the first device of its kind to achieve this status. The high and exacting internationally recognised Common Criteria Certification provide a standardised benchmark and assurance, which ultimately lowers barriers to entering lucrative international markets." He continued: "On behalf of the entire Electrans team, I would like to thank our colleagues at UL and CESG for their support throughout this process and the ICCC for arranging the awards evening."
With the appointment of Executive Chairman, Kevin Coles, last month and the global exposure from this latest prestigious award, Secure Electrans are in an exceptionally strong position to commercially deploy HomePay internationally.
Secure Electrans Limited is payments technology company, with offices in Ellesmere Port and Reading. The Secure Electrans HomePay solution is revolutionary in its simplicity: Replicate the retail EMV Chip & PIN experience in every home. An integrated suite of bespoke web, cryptographic, analytics, and payments processing services supports HomePay.
The Secure Electrans' team comprises of some of the most experienced and respected individuals within their sector. This wealth of technical and commercial expertise alongside clear strategic objectives and patented technologies places Secure Electrans in a strong position to enable in-home Chip & PIN transactions worldwide.
Chris Jarman, as Managing Director of Secure Electrans, has more than 30 years experience in cryptographic security, mobile commerce and payments. Chris has always been at the forefront of consumer technology evolution including the development of the GSM SIM, mobile data enablement and leading the MasterCard Chip&PIN team.
Certifications and achievements:
The HomePay system achieved Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) level 1 and 2 certification in late 2011 and secured PCI PTS 3.1 Global Certification in October 2012. These are significant achievements that allow for interfacing with the same systems banks and merchants use in the authorisation of debit and credit card transactions.
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