Ascertia provides an integrated solution for PKI and digital signature trust service components. Organisations can safely manage digital identities across their corporate networks and migrate paper-intensive processes to the digital world by using Ascertia’s products to digitally sign on the desktop, mobile or via an automated server.
What is the Cloud Signature Consortium (CSC)?
Ascertia is a CSC member, a group of industry and academic organisations committed to building a new standard for cloud-based digital signatures that will support web and mobile applications and comply with the most demanding electronic signature regulations in the world. The CSC was created to develop common protocols so that distributed applications and services can leverage digital signatures in a non-proprietary way.
This is a guest post from Erik R Van Zuuren, founder of Trustcore.EU, one of the authors of the blueprint for the Belgian Personal Identity Card Project (BelPIC) and part of key egov-supporting services at the Flemish government. Erik spoke at our 2019 Partner Event.
Within Europe a new digital signature format “PAdES” is gaining traction. PAdES stands for “PDF Advanced Electronic Signatures” and is a set of standards published by ETSI (TS 102 778 parts 1 to 5) to support European requirements for electronic signatures. The purpose is specifically for creation of long-term signatures that are verifiable for years or even decades.