Story image

Adobe paving the way for electronic signature security

05 Jul 2016

Adobe has just announced the Cloud Signature Consortium, a group that's comprised of leading industry and academic organisations.

The initiative is committed to building a new open standard for cloud-based digital signatures across mobile and web - so anyone can digitally sign documents from literally anywhere. 

Increasingly used by businesses and governments, digital signatures are the most advanced and secure type of electronic signature around the world. 

However, the whole process can be complex and time consuming and in many cases they need certificate-based IDs stored on a physical device. This approach doesn’t quite meet increasing consumer and business expectations for simple and engaging experiences that work anywhere, on any device.

According to Adobe, they're collaborating with industry leaders to develop an open standard that will bring the world’s most secure form of electronic signing to over seven billion mobile devices around the globe.

Bryan Lamkin, executive vice president and general manager of Digital Media, Adobe, says that the company has a strong history of pioneering, embracing and advancing industry standard.

“With more than six billion digital and electronic signature transactions processed each year through Adobe Sign and Adobe Document Cloud, we are focused on moving the signature industry forward," says Lamkin. 

Adobe state that the new standard created by the consortium will be critical to furthering digital transformation of business on a global scale, by giving everyone access to secure digital signature solutions across a full range of cloud applications and mobile devices. 

The Cloud Signature Consortium aims to build a global network of industry contributors and intends to release new standard specifications by the end of 2016—with the first cloud-based implementations to follow soon after. 

Apple's AirPods now come with 'Hey Siri' functionality
The new AirPods come with a standard case or a Wireless Charging Case that holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening time.
NZ investment funds throw weight against social media giants
A consortium of NZ funds managing assets worth more than $90m are appealing against Facebook, Twitter, and Google following the Christchurch terror attacks.
Poly appoints new A/NZ managing director, Andy Hurt
“We’re excited to be bringing together two established pioneers in audio and video technology to be moving forward and one business – Poly."
NVIDIA announces Jetson Nano: A US$99 tiny, yet mighty AI computer 
“Jetson Nano makes AI more accessible to everyone, and is supported by the same underlying architecture and software that powers the world's supercomputers.”
Unity and NVIDIA announce real-time ray tracing across industries
For situations that demand maximum photorealism and the highest visual fidelity, ray tracing provides reflections and accurate dynamic computations for global lighting.
Slack doubles down on enterprise key management
EKM adds an extra layer of protection so customers can share conversations, files, and data while still meeting their own risk mitigation requirements.
NVIDIA introduces a new breed of high-performance workstations
“Data science is one of the fastest growing fields of computer science and impacts every industry."
Apple says its new iMacs are "pretty freaking powerful"
The company has chosen the tagline “Pretty. Freaking powerful” as the tagline – and it’s not too hard to see why.