Entrust is moving forward with supporting the Master List Signing, the company announced during the ICAO Regional Seminar on Machine Readable Travel Documents, Biometrics and Security Standards in Abuja, Nigeria.
The Master Signing List is a method to reduce expensive, time-consuming duplication that exists in the current e-passport verification process. The system involves countries importing the e-passport signature verification keys to the Master List so that they can be verified as authentic.
As Entrust has an existing working relationship with over 30 countries in areas concerning e-government and national security initiatives, they feel that their involvement with the Master List Signing is important to its success.
“While full adoption of Master List creation and signing is still on the horizon, its benefits are too important to ignore,” said Bill Conner, Entrust’s president and CEO. “We fully support this initiative — so much so, Entrust has enabled a Master List Signing certificate profile within the upcoming release of our proven e-passport security solution. This will enable our customers to strategically develop their Master List Signing capabilities from a trusted security partner.”