Swedish Anti-Theft Association

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

Swedish Anti-Theft Association (SSF)

Stöldskyddsföreningen (SSF) has launched a new way to issue secure and trusted Diplomas, Certificates and Membership proofs.

The purpose is to increase the trust, security and value of these official  documents. Workplace-safety is becoming increasingly important for all organizations, and it definitely applies to recruitment and the vetting of new employees.

For more than 50 years now, SSF (Swedish Theft-Prevention Agency) has conducted education in Security that include practical tools for individuals to create a safe and secure workplace. Now, the participants will get a modern, digital proof of their education provided by SSF.

The Diplomas, Certificates and proof of Memberships are issued with a secure document method offered by TRUE Original, using blockchain. Blockchain is a decentralized database with many connecting nodes, which makes it near impossible to manipulate the data stored on it.

The technology allows recipients of the Diplomas and Memberships to post them on social networks such as LinkedIn. Each document is secured by TRUE Original which make them verifiable as authentic. SSF’s first Diploma to utilize the technology is for those who have completed a 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. Nest up are the proof of Membership for all organisations which are part of the SSF association. 

How SSF secure Diplomas, Certificates and Memberships with TRUE:

SSF is an independent non-profit association which, since 1934 works for a safer Swedish society. The Agency offers Sweden’s widest range of training within security. With a vision to continuously create a safer society, SSF is conducting an intensive digitization work, both of its services and trainings, as well as internal working methods. Today’s digital threats, however, means that this work is not without challenges.

The exponential increase in digitalisation in recent years has meant new conditions for most people. The proportion of people who work and study from home has increased sharply and our society has been forced to adapt and meet new needs. For this reason, SSF began an extensive digital investment, in order to be able to offer educations online.

– We offer extensive training in Security to our customers both physically and digitally. However, the transition to increased digitalisation place a high demand on online safety. It has been particularly important for us to be able to ensure that our Proofs of Training, in the form of Certificates and Diplomas, are correct, explains Maria Dahlstedt, program manager for Security training at SSF.

Perfect for Marketing – and to build attention for Security matters

The Diplomas issued after completing the 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 invest in their employees, as well as those seeking new talent. Paper documents are cumbersome to share, easy to forge and even easier to lose, which meant that SSF immediately saw the benefit of TRUE Original Documents’ unique solution with blockchain-security for digital documents. The solution make Diplomas, Certificates and all other documents impossible to forge, destroy and lose. This makes it a perfect tool för SSF, and provide a clear competitive advantage both for the individual as well as the companies interested in the person in question.

– For Diplomas to really be used, the authenticity of them needs to be verifiable. 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 are certified via TRUE. Natalie and Maria have already noticed a clear interest from both current and former training participants in getting their new digital diplomas.

– It is of course a very fun development; the more people who share their accomplishment, regardless of channel, the more our Brand is strengthened, and we build Trust in our offer, since the alumni are the ones sharing the diplomas. It shows that we are among the best, at the forefront of development in security. It also proves that we are a modern organisation, with modern tools, they conclude.

Just recently the SSF also issued proof of Memberships to the 100+ companies and organisations supporting their work! A few of the members are: Securitas, Chalmers University of Technology, AVARN Security Services and Apoteket.

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