A Dynamic and Ubiquitous Smart Card Security Assurance and Validation Mechanism

  • Raja Naeem Akram
  • Konstantinos Markantonakis
  • Keith Mayes
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 330)


Smart cards have been deployed as trusted components in a wide range of industries. The basis of the trust on a smart card platform and applications is static and evaluated before the card issuance to cardholders. A dynamic and post-issuance security assurance and validation mechanism can be useful, but it is not considered necessary in the Issuer Centric Smart Card Ownership Model. However, in an open and dynamic smart card environment like the User Centric Smart Card Ownership Model, it is essential to have a mechanism that on request could provide assurance and validation of the implemented and evaluated security mechanisms. Such a framework is the focus of this paper.


Smart Card Security Policy Security Requirement Common Criterion Application Provider 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raja Naeem Akram
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Markantonakis
    • 1
  • Keith Mayes
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Security Group Smart card Centre, Royal HollowayUniversity of London EghamSurreyUnited Kingdom

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