USPS White Paper on Postal Smart Card

from Paola Piscioneri

Postal Operators can definitely capitalize on their traditional role of trusted intermediaries to position themselves as providers of authentication and trust in communications, commerce and transactions in the digital world.

What if there was a postal “smart card” able to provide small businesses and consumers with an increased level of security and privacy in daily transactions, information management, and data storage?

Our Risk Analysis Research Center at the US Office of Inspector General has been thinking about that, and we recently released a white paper that describes the concept of postal smart card, a portable platform for multiple application solutions including identification, authentication, and data storage, among others. This is the link to the paper

http://www.uspsoig.gov/foia_files/RARC-WP-12-006.pdf

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