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The Document Security Alliance (DSA) offers collaborative expertise from over 80 government, industry, and academic organizations – representing more than 300 individual members – who are dedicated to improving the security and authentication of critical value documents to combat criminal acts.

What’s at Stake?

The cost of fraud is staggering. The average organization loses 10% of revenue from counterfeiting and it has been estimated that the value of counterfeit goods globally exceeds 1.7 trillion dollars annually – over 2% of the world’s total current economic output. Document counterfeiting contributes to this fraud and represents a problem that is far greater than a financial loss. Personal security, domestic security and global security.

Counterfeit documents are more readily available in today’s digital age. Furthermore as physical and virtual documents become connected, the complexity of the situation increases. Governments are seeing more sophisticated counterfeits and fraudulent use of their issued documents – travel documents, identity documents and currency. In turn, counterfeit and fraudulent documents can be used to obtain legitimately issued documents. These fraudulently obtained but legitimately issued documents can be used for travel and financial crimes.

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Where We Stand

DSA is committed to identifying threats to legitimately issued documents, their production and issuance processes. We are committed to identifying technologies that would help secure the document issuance processes and to educating partners on issues involving document security.

Furthermore, DSA is committed to increasing awareness of the problems associated with counterfeiting of key financial instruments, travel and identity documents, serving as a resource for governments seeking to build their understanding of the solutions that exist today and providing recommendations and technical papers.

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News

Don’t forget! Identity Week Asia is taking place virtually October 14-15. https://t.co/5fkgp8fL5X
[Fri Oct 09, 2020 @ 07:10 pm ET] View
Join us Thursday, October 8 from 10am -11:15am EDT for our October Virtual Meeting, featuring Joel Zlotnick, Physic https://t.co/ZSV00rOszn
[Fri Oct 02, 2020 @ 04:10 pm ET] View
DSA will hold it's first virtual meeting tomorrow from 10am -11:30am EDT. Join us for an update on DSA and a prese https://t.co/8SYgFB3q90
[Wed Sep 23, 2020 @ 12:09 pm ET] View
Join us for our first virtual DSA meeting starting next week on Sept 24. Please join us for a general update follow https://t.co/owrm7b80jl
[Thu Sep 17, 2020 @ 03:09 pm ET] View
We are happy to support one of our members from Academia, Thirimachos Bourlai of @UGAEngineering, who is organizing https://t.co/aI1r94KRbP
[Mon Aug 24, 2020 @ 03:08 pm ET] View

Events

11-30-2020 : (Virtual) NAPHSIS 2020 Identity Security Conference
12-10-2020 10:00 am EST : (Virtual) DSA Meeting
01-14-2021 10:00 am EST : (Virtual) DSA Meeting
02-02-2021 : Digital Document Security
02-11-2021 10:00 am EST : (Virtual) DSA Meeting

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