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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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"Physical drivers license still the preferred id in Finland" but for how much longer? Mobile IDs are becoming the n
[Thu Mar 14, 2019 @ 03:03 pm ET] View
Martin Johnson kept the crowd awake post-lunch w/great presentation on fake IDs. It may seem like we're being repet
[Thu Mar 14, 2019 @ 03:03 pm ET] View
Continuing our international flavor with a talk from the Tony Machin, Chair of the UK Assn of Document Validation P
[Thu Mar 14, 2019 @ 03:03 pm ET] View
DSA Members from competing companies play nice and discuss the challenges of automated document exams.
[Thu Mar 14, 2019 @ 03:03 pm ET] View
DSA is once again proud to be an official partner of the eID Forum with the Rep. of Estonia, AAMVA, EU Regional Dv
[Thu Mar 14, 2019 @ 01:03 pm ET] View


06-03-2019 : Money 2020 Europe
06-03-2019 : High Security Printing Latin America
06-04-2019 : Secure Technology Alliance-Securing Federal Identity 2019
06-04-2019 : Secure Technology Alliance -Securing Federal Identity 2019
06-05-2019 6:00 pm EDT : DSA Special Reception

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