PKI Policy Bodies and Other Authentication Frameworks
This section presents a number of large scale infrastructure initiatives,
typically deployed by government or by vertical industry groups for the benefit
of defined user groups, in order to provide technology and legal support for secure
Around the world, numerous organizations have a variety of roles in creating or influencing PKI policy. Some of these are officially charged with setting or administerting PKI policy. Others are concerned with authentication more broadly.
APEC eSecurity Task Group - the Telecommunications
Working Group (TEL) of the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) hosts an
e-Security Task Group. The eSTG has been historically focused on PKI and e-authentication.
The group meets twice a year and all committee papers are freely available on
Private Sector PKI and related schemes
Identrus - the worldwide private PKI for the
Pan Asia Alliance - an association of commercial
CAs in North Asia focused on PKI for securing international trade documentation
EMV - The Europay-MasterCard-Visa consortium
develops and administers technology standards for credit cards worldwide, including
the current initiative to transition from magnetic stripe to chip.
Chip & PIN - a nationwide
rollout of smartcards for credit and debit in the UK, with 65 million card son
issue at Nov 2004