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The mission of the North American Security Products Organization, NASPO, is to: develop national and international fraud countermeasure and control standards and to support those standards through education, auditing, certification and accreditation of certification bodies. 

NASPO is an ANSI-accredited standards development organization based in Washington, D.C. Its members include Fortune 500 companies, commercial, industrial, government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).






NASPO Standard for Security Documents available for public review.

The proposed American National Standard "Minimum security requirements for security documents" is now available for public review. "The scope of this standard is to establish the minimum security requirements for security documents. Based upon a risk assessment, these requirements shall establish the minimum number and types of security technologies that shall be incorporated into a class or type of security document. In addition this standard shall establish the minimum requirements necessary for the secure manufacture and distribution of those security documents."

Anyone wishing to review and comment on this standard should send a request to for a copy of the standard and a comments template. The review period will close on August 31, 2014.


ISO TC 247 Working Group 1 (ISO 16125) - “Fraud countermeasures and controls, Security management system- Requirements” 

ISO TC 247 Working Group 2 - ISO Guidance document on vocabulary for ISO TC 247

ISO TC 247 Working Group 3 (ISO 16678) - “Guidelines for interoperable object identification and related authentication systems to deter counterfeiting and illicit trade"

ISO PC 246 (ISO 12931) - "Performance criteria for authentication solutions for anti-counterfeiting in the field of material goods" 

ISO TC130/247 Joint Working Group (ISO 14298) "Graphic technology -- Management of security printing processes"



Certified NASPO member maintain high level of compliance to the operational protocols of one of three levels..These certifcations ensure that any brand owner, product manager, or customer needing security products or services can ascertain that a NASPO member company is certified to operate within its classification. Members will be certified on an annual basis by NASPO qualified auditors, who conduct on-site audits at the members' facilities. There are presently twenty-nine companies and 37 plants who have achieved certification.



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