MorphoTrust Honored with CSO50 Award for Secure Credential Manufacturing Process
November 20, 2015, Billerica, MA
MorphoTrust USA (Safran), a leading provider of identity solutions and services with issuance systems that produce 80% of the nation's driver licenses, has been named an honoree of the 2016 CSO50 Award for its secure credential production facilities and processes. The awards recognize MorphoTrust for connecting security initiatives to business value with its certified driver license manufacturing facilities. MorphoTrust will accept the award at the CSO50 Conference + Awards held on April 18-20, 2016 at the Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park, Arizona.
As the driver license is the most commonly used proof-of-identity document in the United States, many state motor vehicle agencies (MVAs) choose to have their driver licenses produced at highly secure, centralized facilities that provide the broadest range of security options and features for physical credentials. Understanding the importance of security, MorphoTrust set out to achieve the highest levels of security certification possible from the North American Security Product Organization (NASPO) for the facilities where the driver licenses are produced. Today, MorphoTrust has the most NASPO certified ID production facilities in the world. Among those six facilities, two have achieved Class I certification. The certifications recognize MorphoTrust's dedication to security and the ability to control many levels of security risk. Achievement of these impressive security levels was led by Dennis Kallelis, Chief Security Officer at MorphoTrust USA.
"The CSO50 Award is an important validator of the hard work the security team and manufacturing team have done to secure the production of U.S. driver licenses," said Kallelis. "We are fortunate at MorphoTrust to have a strong culture of security risk management, talented security staff, dedicated employees, strong corporate support, and diligent customers that believe in security. The American people depend on the driver license to assert their identities and place a high level of trust in the authenticity of the credential. With this award, CSO recognizes the importance of securing the process of manufacturing the credentials that have become the American de facto proof of Identity."
The CSO50 Award builds on MorphoTrust's ongoing commitment to every aspect of secure credentials – from the initial design and security features through manufacturing and delivery to the end customer. Earlier this year, MorphoTrust USA was recognized by the International Organization of Standards with the ISO 14298 certification, which recognizes the highest possible security requirements for credential printing systems.
CSO is the premier content and community resource for security decision-makers leading "business risk management" efforts within their organization. For more than a decade, CSO's award-winning web site (CSOonline.com), executive conferences, strategic marketing services and research have equipped security decision-makers to mitigate both IT and corporate/physical risk for their organizations and provided opportunities for security vendors looking to reach this audience. To assist CSOs in educating their organizations' employees on corporate and personal security practices, CSO also produces the quarterly newsletter Security Smart. CSO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
About the CSO50 Awards
Launched in 2013, the CSO50 Awards recognizes 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The CSO50 Awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts, and academics. The 2016 awards will be presented at the CSO50 Conference + Awards, April 18-20, 2016, at the Wigwam Resort outside Phoenix, Arizona.
About MorphoTrust® USA
MorphoTrust USA (Safran) is "The Identity Company," providing market-leading solutions and services to state and federal agencies as well as businesses that simplify, protect and secure the lives of Americans. The company's offerings help ensure individuals are who they claim to be through the use of document authentication, data verification and biometric identification (face, fingerprints, iris and skin). Forty-two of 50 states use MorphoTrust solutions to produce 80% of the U.S. driver licenses and IDs – the documents citizens rely on to exercise their civil rights, gain access to benefits and services, and ensure trusted transactions while reducing fraud and enhancing national security. Other programs include U.S. passports and passport cards, as well as solutions for border management, public safety, banking and travel. MorphoTrust serves consumers through a nationwide network of 1100 IdentoGO® Centers, delivering fingerprinting and other identity-related services to over 3 million customers annually.
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