HID Industry Associations

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HID Industry Associations

American Public Transport Association (APTA)

APTA is the leading force in advancing public transportation. APTA members are public organizations that are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne passenger services, and high-speed rail. Members also include large and small companies who plan, design, construct, finance, supply, and operate bus and rail services worldwide. Government agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, and trade publications are also part of our membership.

AIM Global

Since 1972, AIM has actively led the way in industry standards, education, and outreach. AIM is the international trade association representing automatic identification and mobility technology solution providers.

American Automobile Manufacturing Vehicle Association (AAMVA )

The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization developing model programs in motor vehicle administration, law enforcement and highway safety. The association also serves as an information clearinghouse in these areas, and acts as the international spokesman for these interests.

Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA )

The Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA) is a non-profit, independent association for organisations in the smart card industry in the Asia Pacific region. The Association delivers information, consultancy, guidance and networking to corporations and government organisations, including smart card scheme operators and suppliers.

British Security Industry Association (BSIA)

The British Security Industry Association is the trade association for the private security industry in the UK. Members provide over 70% of UK security products and services and adhere to strict quality standards.

Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA)

The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) is a trade association that represents companies offering security (alarm) monitoring systems through a central station. It also represents companies that provide services and products to the industry.

Document Security Alliance (DSA)

The Document Security Alliance (DSA) was created by government agencies, private industry and academia. DSA's goal is to identify methods of improving security documents and related procedures to help combat the growing acts of fraud, terrorism, illegal immigration, identity theft, and other criminal acts.


GlobalPlatform is the world leader in smart card infrastructure development. Its proven technical specifications for cards, devices, and systems are regarded as the industry standard for achieving interoperable, sustainable, and flexible smart card deployments that support multi-application, multi-actor, and multi-business model implementations.

International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

UITP is the international network for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. UITP is the global advocate of public transport and sustainable mobility, and the promoter of innovations in the sector.

International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA)

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) serves the dynamic card industry and the various companies and organizations involved in manufacturing and personalizing these cards. Billions of cards fill pockets and purses throughout the world. As the complexity of card manufacturing and applications has increased, so have the production, standards, quality, security and environmental issues surrounding the cards. The need to bring together these diverse elements of the card industry led to the formation of the ICMA.

Latin America Security Association (ALAS)

The Latin American Security Association, ALAS, was founded in 1997 with the main objective of becoming the entity that brings together business and professional, electronic security for a stable collective activity and future outlook, with common goals and activities throughout region.

NFC Forum

The Near Field Communication Forum was formed to advance the use of Near Field Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology.

North American Security Products Organization (NASPO)

The mission of the North American Security Products Organization, NASPO, is to: develop national and international fraud countermeasure and control standards and to support those standards through education, auditing, certification and accreditation of certification bodies.

Open Authentication (OATH) 

OATH is an industry-wide collaboration to develop an open reference acrchiecture by levergaing existing opne standards for the universal adoption strong authentication. It is comprised of industry leaders working with other standards groups toward the propogation of ubiqitous strong authentication, enabling eBusiness and giving customers the confidence to conduct secure commerce and communication online.

Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)

OASIS is a not-for-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society.

PC/SC Workgroup

The PC/SC Workgroup promotes a standard specification, to ensure that smart cards, smart card readers, and computers made by different manufacturers will work together; and works to facilitate the development of smart card applications for PC and other computing platforms.

RTCA, Inc - Airport Security Access Control Systems Committee

RTCA, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit corporation that develops consensus-based recommendations regarding communications, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management (CNS/ATM) system issues. RTCA functions as a Federal Advisory Committee. Its recommendations are used by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the basis for policy, program, and regulatory decisions and by the private sector as the basis for development, investment and other business decisions.

Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF)

The SIF (Schools Interoperability Framework) Association´s vision is that schools will be enabled to better utilize technology in a manner that leverages the promise and capabilities of interoperability between disparate applications. The SIF Association brings together the developers and vendors of school technology with the federal, state and local educators who use that technology. To define the rules for data movement between applications—efficiently, accurately and automatically—in the SIF Specification.

Security Industry Association (SIA)

A catalyst for growth within the global security industry through information, insight and influence the SIA advocates for policies and legislation that drive business opportunities in a wide range of vertical markets, including healthcare, ports, transit, and education. The industry’s premier public policy event, SIA’s annual Government Summit, brings policy makers and stakeholders together to address federal and state initiatives affecting the security industry.

Smart Card Alliance (SCA)

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology. The Alliance invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of technology for identification, payment and other applications and strongly advocates the use of smart card technology in a way that protects privacy and enhances data security and integrity.


TeleTrusT is a non-profit association, whose objective is to promote information security professionalism, raising awareness and best practices in all domains of information security. TeleTrusT is a widespread competence network for IT security comprising members from industry, administration, research as well as national and international partner organizations with similar objectives. TeleTrusT provides interdisciplinary fora for IT security experts and facilitates information exchange between vendors, users and authorities.

The InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) - ANSI-INCITS-B10

The InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) is the forum of choice for information technology developers, producers and users for the creation and maintenance of formal de jure IT standards. INCITS is accredited by, and operates under rules approved by, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). These rules are designed to ensure that voluntary standards are developed by the consensus of directly and materially affected interests.

Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program (TSCP)

TSCP Members include major government departments and agencies as well as the largest defense and aerospace manufacturers and systems integrators around the world. TSCP’s focus has expanded from secure data access to data-centric information protection.

Trusted Computing Group (TCG)

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is a not-for-profit organization formed to develop, define and promote open, vendor-neutral, global industry standards, supportive of a hardware-based root of trust, for interoperable trusted computing platforms.

USB Forum

USB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification. The USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology.