This document gives guidance on how to secure physical documents for specifying entities of physical documents. It establishes a procedure for security design, which includes:
— risk assessment;
— determination of document classes;
— introduction of security features;
— security evaluation;
— document risk mitigation.
This document is applicable to secure physical documents that are used for important actions such as validating value transactions, providing access, demonstrating compliance and securing products.
This document does not apply to banknotes, machine-readable travel documents, driving licences, postage stamps, tax stamps, health cards or national identity cards covered by existing standards and regulations.