|[October 09, 2012]
Oberthur Technologies is Awarded Security Certificate Common Criteria EAL4+ for Its New Generation of Electronic Passports With Supplementary Access Control
LEVALLOIS, France --(Business Wire)--
Oberthur Technologies, one of the world's largest providers of security
and identification solutions and services based on smart card
technologies, today announced that its ID-One™ ePass product with
Supplementary Access Control received the security certificate CC EAL4+.
Common Criteria (CC) is the worldwide security standard used to assess
the compliance of Oberthur Technologies ID-One™ ePass product with the
Protection Profile dedicated to SAC, and the capability of this product
to defeat security attacks.
Since the first issuance of electronic passports, several security
mechanisms have been added to the Basic Access Control protocol in order
to further protect a passport holder's privacy, anonymity and personal
In full compliance with the latest requirements of the International
Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Oberthur Technologies goes beyond
the security features of the second generation of passport (EAC) and
enters the era of the third generation passport with a Common Criteria
certified ID-One™ ePass supporting Supplementary Access Control (SAC).
The ke benefits of SAC are mainly aimed at providing enhanced anonymity
and privacy services, especially providing secure access to biometrics
that are considered the most sensitive.
This is made possible thanks to the latest cryptographic algorithms such
as Elliptic Curves and AES5. The original BAC protocol uses a
fixed key derived from basic information printed on the passport. The
new SAC protocol creates a stronger key that changes each time the
passport is read, thereby increasing privacy and anonymity to citizens
passing through border inspection systems.
"Oberthur Technologies is proud to reveal product availability of a
certified ICAO passport, which demonstrates the company's continuous
commitment to security, innovation and anticipation of the states
requirements to issue passports based on SAC technology," said Moise
Moyal, Marketing Manager of the Identity Business Line at Oberthur
Oberthur Technologies will be exhibiting at the eighth symposium &
exhibition on ICAO MRTDs, biometrics and security standards, from the 10th
to the 12th of October - Stand 2.
SAC1�: Supplementary Access Control
Basic Access Control
ICAO3�: International Civil
EAC4�: Extended Access Control
Advanced Encryption Standard
About Oberthur Technologies
Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure
technologies: systems development, solutions and services for smart
cards (payment cards, SIM cards, access cards, NFC…) and for secure
identity documents, traditional and electronic (identity card, passport,
health care card). Created in 1984, Oberthur Technologies employs over 6
000 employees. With 50 sales offices across 5 continents, Oberthur
Technologies' international network serves clients in 140 countries.
For more information: www.oberthur.com
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