Secunet wins PKI tender from Norway's Police

22/10/14

German IT security firm secunet has revealed that it has won a tender from the Norwegian police for Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

According to a press release, the system will be used to check electronic travel documents, and at a later point will also take on a central role in the issuing of electronic passports and electronic residence 
permits.

"Norway is among the leading nations when it comes to electronic travel documents and modern border control systems. We are delighted that the Norwegian Police have decided on the secunet eID PKI Suite, a flexible solution at the forefront of technology, for the management of the necessary certificates," says Dr. Rainer Baumgart, Chairman of the Management Board of secunet, commenting on winning the tender.

The PKI will form the fundamental basis for when the Norwegian police conduct up-to-date and secure checks of electronic passports and Electronic Residence Permits (ERP) in the future, according to secunet.

In June, secunet  introduced a policy framework for public key infrastructures with regard to electronic identity documents (eID). 
The framework includes all international specifications (policies) that are currently required for operating a PKI for government identity documents such as passports. Governments that wish to establish a PKI for their eID infrastructure can use the framework to significantly reduce the expenditure of establishing their own set of regulations.

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The PKI will form the fundamental basis for when the Norwegian police conduct up-to-date and secure checks of electronic passports
The PKI will form the fundamental basis for when the Norwegian police conduct up-to-date and secure checks of electronic passports

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