Swedish Anti-Theft Association

Stöldskyddsföreningen (SSF) is breaking new ground with digital Certificates and Diplomas.

Swedish Anti-Theft Association (SSF)

Stöldskyddsföreningen (SSF) has launched a new way to verify its Diplomas and Certificates.

The purpose is to increase the security and value of these valuable documents. Workplace Safety is becoming increasingly important for all organizations, and this definitely applies to recruitment and the vetting of new employees.

For more than 50 years, the Swedish Anti-Theft Association (SSF) has conducted security education that provides practical tools for individuals to create a safe and secure workplace. Now the participants will get a modern, digital proof of their education at SSF. 

The Diploma is based on a secure document method offered by TRUE, using Ethereum blockchain. Blockchain is a decentralized database with many, many connecting nodes, which makes it near impossible to manipulate the data stored within.

The technology allows recipients of the diplomas to post them on social networks such as LinkedIn, linking it to the TRUE original which can be verified as authentic. SSF’s first diploma to utilize the technology is for those who have completed the training as Certified Security Manager, an important group of managers who needs to be able to strengthen and confirm their security competence. Through TRUE and SSF, security managers can reliably show that they have completed the training as Certified Security Manager at the SSF Anti-Theft Association.

This is how SSF secures its education diplomas with TRUE Original Documents

SSF Theft Protection Association is an independent non-profit association that since 1934 works for a safer society. The business offers Sweden’s widest range of training in security. With the vision of continuing to create a safer society, SSF is now conducting intensive digitization work, of both services and diplomas as well as internal working methods. Today’s digital threat picture, however, means that the work is not without challenges.

The sharp increase in digitalisation in recent years has meant new conditions for most people. The proportion who work and study from home has increased exponentially and society has been forced to adapt to meet the new needs. For the same reason, SSF began its extensive digital investment, in order to be able to offer its educations in whole or in part at a distance.

– We offer detailed training in security issues to our customers both physically and digitally. However, the transition to increased digitalisation places high demands on a safe way of working and therefore it has been particularly important for us to be able to ensure that our diplomas, in the form of certificates and diplomas, are correct, explains Maria Dahlstedt, program manager for security training at SSF.

Perfect from a marketing point of view

Diplomas issued after completing education are valuable documents both for those who want to develop in their existing role, for those who seek new challenges and for companies that want to develop their employees and seek new resources. Paper documents are difficult to share, relatively easy to forge and even easier to lose, which meant that SSF immediately saw the benefit of TRUE Original Documents’ unique authentication solution with Ethereum Blockchain for digital documents – impossible to forge, impossible to destroy and impossible to lose. This is thus a perfect tool, which provides a clear competitive advantage both in wage negotiations and job changes.

– In order for them to really be used, the authenticity of the diplomas needs to be verified. With TRUE, we can offer our customers a safe and secure way to market themselves and show their skills in various channels, while enabling employers and recruiters to easily check the authenticity of the diploma, says Natalie Forslind, Growth Marketer at SSF .

Strengthens brand and trust

At present, it is the diploma programs Security Manager and Security Coordinator that are certified via TRUE. Natalie and Maria have already noticed a clear interest from both current and former training participants in getting their new diplomas.

– It is of course very fun; the more people who show and share, regardless of channel, the more our trust and brand are strengthened. It shows that we are among the best, at the forefront of development in security. It also proves that we are a modern organization, with modern tools, while saving large amounts of time, they conclude.

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