Using Smart Cards for Authenticating in Public Services: A Comparative Study

  • D. Arroyo Guardeño
  • V. Gayoso Martínez
  • L. Hernández Encinas
  • A. Martín Muñoz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 369)


Smart cards are well-known tamper-resistant devices, and as such they represent an excellent platform for implementing strong authentication. Many services requesting high levels of security rely on smart cards, which provide a convenient security token due to their portability. This contribution analyses two Spanish smart card deployments intended to be used for accessing eGoverment services, comparing their respective contents and capabilities.


Cryptography Digital signature Electronic prescription Smart cards 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Arroyo Guardeño
    • 1
  • V. Gayoso Martínez
    • 2
  • L. Hernández Encinas
    • 2
  • A. Martín Muñoz
    • 2
  1. 1.Grupo de Neurocomputación Biológica, Departamento de Ingeniería Informática, Escuela Politécnica SuperiorUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Institute of Physical and Information Technologies (ITEFI)Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)MadridSpain

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