SRC offers since its foundation extensive services for chip cards in electronic payment transactions. In addition to the creation of application specifications and testing, this also includes the security analysis of chip cards.
SRC is accredited by the leading international payment systems. SRC conducts security investigations for EMVCo, VISA Chip Security Program (VCSP), MasterCard Compliance Assessment & Security Testing (CAST), American Express, Discover and Die Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft (DK).
As our customer you can benefit directly from this multitude of accreditations. We support you in presenting a successfully evaluated product to other international organizations for certification — according to your needs.
SRC evaluates the design and implementation of smart cards for electronic payment transactions. SRC’s own hardware laboratory subjects the products to extensive penetration tests based on state-of-the-art side channel analyses (SPA/DPA) and invasive attacks such as light attacks in accordance with the requirements of the standards.
As a manufacturer, you benefit from the fact that SRC knows the contacts for the various payment systems very well due to the large number of evaluations already carried out and participates in checkpoint meetings of the payment systems — so we are informed early on about current developments and can exert a creative influence.
Thanks to our extensive experience in the evaluation of chip cards for electronic payment transactions, we can competently assist you as a manufacturer in their verification. SRC offers manufacturers to check chip cards for security before certification (pre-evaluation) in order to avoid possible delays in acceptance by payment systems.
SRC has submitted security reports on smart card implementations for Oberthur, Plasticcard, Morpho and Swiss Post Solutions to EMVCo, VISA VCSP, MasterCard CAST and DK, among others, and the products have been certified.