On the occasion of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, SAFE-BioPharma Association has issued new and comprehensive guidelines addressing cyber-identity authentication and uses of digital signatures. SAFE-BioPharma also has debuted a brief animated video explaining authentication and digital signatures within the life sciences.
"The new guidelines are essential reading for anyone interested in cybersecurity, and how the use of well-established standards-based authentication procedures help protect the secure access and exchange of information on the Internet," says Mollie Shields-Uehling, president and CEO, SAFE-BioPharma Association. "The animated video presents the same concepts for a general audience."
The global SAFE-BioPharma® standard assures trust in compliant cyber-identity credentials, which are closely bound to the proven identity of each individual using the credential. These credentials are trusted to represent their users among a broad network of government, corporate and other entities, including all U.S. federal agencies and the European Medicines Agency. Digital signatures applied using these credentials are used for regulatory submissions to the FDA and European Medicines Agency, and are required by the U.S. DEA for electronically signing prescriptions for controlled substances.
Among the many advantages of identity credentials compliant with the SAFE-BioPharma standard is the substitution of a single cyber-credential for the outdated multitude of less secure user name and password combinations.
"These credentials are like a single passport to the Internet. One credential is trusted to represent one person across many diverse and far-reaching boundaries," explains Shields-Uehling.
More information on the SAFE-BioPharma® standard for digital identity and digital signatures used in life science and health care settings on the SAFE-BioPharma website.
SAFE-BioPharma® is a trademark of SAFE-BioPharma Association. Use of this trademark requires approval from SAFE-BioPharma Association.
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Last updated on: 20/10/2016
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