Secure Electrans Receives Prestigious Award from International Security Accreditation Community

HomePay™ online Chip&PIN solution receives Common Criteria IT Security award at global event with high-level government security agencies and accreditation bodies in attendance.

Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom, September 19, 2013 --( 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.
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