Swedish Anti-Theft Association breaks new ground using blockchain certificates - TRUE

Swedish Anti-Theft Association breaks new ground using blockchain certificates

In 2021, SSF launched a new way to verify their diplomas and certificates. The purpose being to increase the security and value of these official documents. Safety in the workplace is becoming increasingly important for all organizations, and this definitely applies recruitment and the vetting of new employees.

For more than 50 years, the Swedish organisation Stöldskyddsföreningen (SSF) has conducted security education that provides practical tools for individuals to create a safe and secure workplace. From now on, participants will get modern, digital proofs of their education at SSF. The diploma is secured using a blockchain method offered by TRUE.  Blockchain and it’s decentralized technology makes it near impossible to manipulate these new digital documents.

TRUE allows recipients of the diplomas to post them on social networks such as LinkedIn, linking it to the original document which can be verified as authentic. SSF’s first training to utilize the technology was for those who completed the training as Certified Security Manager, an important group of Managers who needs to be able to strengthen and showcase their security competence. Through TRUE and SSF, these Security Managers are now among the first in the nation who can verifiably prove that they have completed a training as Certified Security Manager at the SSF Anti-Theft Association.

The fast-paced development in digitalisation in recent years, has meant that organisations has had to adapt to new conditions. For example, the proportion of individuals working and studying from home has increased rapidly, and our society has been forced to adapt to this new trend. With this in mind, SSF began a digital investment in order to offer quality online education.

-“We now offer extensive trainings in Security to our customers, both physically and digitally. However, the transition to online, place a high demand on digital safety. It is particularly important for us to be able to ensure that our Proofs of Education, in the form of Certificates and Diplomas, are correct and secure”, explains Maria Dahlstedt, Program Manager for Security Trainings at SSF.


Great for Communication Purposes

The Diplomas earned from completing trainings with SSF are valuable documents for those who wish to take the next step in their career, as well as for those who seek new challenges, The training is also important to the companies that wish to invest in their employees and create a safer workspace.

Paper documents are cumbersome to share, they are easy to forge, and even easier to lose. All of this made SSF see immediately that the benefits of TRUE original documents’ are many. Their unique solution using Blockchain for documents – makes them impossible to falsify, impossible to destroy and impossible to lose. As such, they are a perfect tool to provides a clear competitive advantage both for the educator, the issuer of documents – as well as for the recipient who earned one.

-“For Diplomas to really be used, the integrity of them needs to be verifiable. With TRUE, we can offer our customers a safe and secure way to market themselves. To 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.

Building Brand and Trust

At present, it is the diploma programs Security Manager and Security Coordinator that are certified via TRUE, as well as the official Membership given to all organisation who are SSF Members.

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 within security. It also proves that we are a modern organization using modern tools, to save vast amounts of time”, they conclude.

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