EMVCo Supports Security Evaluation for IoT Products

Function is extended to include IoT products and solutions to deliver efficiencies and confidence across the payment ecosystem

04 March 2020 – Global technical body EMVCo has confirmed its security evaluation methodologies and processes support IoT payment use cases, enabling emerging solutions and devices to be evaluated quickly and efficiently.

Device hardware evaluations are playing an increasingly important role in IoT assessments across various IoT payment use cases, security frameworks and emerging compliance models. EMVCo, in collaboration with globally recognised independent laboratories, has worked since 2005 to evaluate the security of various EMV® hardware form factors and acts as a security certification entity. This function is now extended to IoT products and solutions. In addition to hardware product certification, EMVCo also delivers software security assessments of various interfaces and payment security functional requirements of IoT products.

“The IoT is creating new ways to pay, with payment functionality enabled across various industries globally,” comments Bruce Rutherford, Chair of the EMVCo Executive Committee. “This innovation needs to be balanced with functionality, usability and security. By optimising existing processes to support new IoT payment use cases, EMVCo brings efficiencies and confidence to the IoT payment ecosystem, and an established framework of payment expertise.”

To find out more or express an interest in an EMVCo evaluation, please contact the EMVCo Security Evaluation Secretariat.

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EMVCo creates and manages EMV Specifications and programmes that enable seamless and secure card-based payments for businesses and consumers worldwide.

EMV Specifications support technologies including EMV Chip Contact, EMV Chip Contactless, Mobile, QR Code, Secure Remote Commerce (SRC), 3-D Secure (3DS) and Payment Tokenisation and are widely used by the payments industry to develop products and services that deliver trusted and convenient in-store, online and remote card-based payments.

As a global technical body, EMVCo is collectively owned by American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, UnionPay and Visa. Hundreds of payments stakeholders, including merchants, banks and technology providers, participate as EMVCo Associates and Subscribers to develop, evolve and enhance flexible EMV Specifications that support innovation and address marketplace needs. All EMV Specifications are available royalty free on the EMVCo website.

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