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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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EU officially launched its digital travel passport - People can now travel between EU member countries with a digit
[Wed Jul 07, 2021 @ 08:07 pm ET] View
The FDA: Securing prescription drug safety
[Mon Jul 05, 2021 @ 03:07 pm ET] View
Who can go where? Hard to keep track these days, but much of Europe is open to #vaccinated US #Travelers .
[Tue Jun 29, 2021 @ 05:06 pm ET] View
Congratulations to @Team_GA on their 40th anniversary. DSA has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with the
[Wed Jun 23, 2021 @ 12:06 pm ET] View
The new 50 not, featuring Alan Turing is out today
[Wed Jun 23, 2021 @ 11:06 am ET] View


08-12-2021 10:00 am EDT : (Virtual) DSA Meeting
08-30-2021 : High Security Printing Latin America
09-08-2021 : Identity Week Asia
09-09-2021 10:00 am EDT : (Virtual) DSA Meeting
09-12-2021 10:00 am EDT : (Virtual) DSA Meeting

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