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Thales Industry Associations & Standards Organizations

Industry Standards and Standards Organizations

Organizations rely on Thales to confidently secure and accelerate their digital transformations. We are proud to be affiliated with the following associations and organizations.

Industry Associations & Standards Organizations


The MULTOS Consortium is a group of international blue chip organizations, whose objective is to promote MULTOS as the smart card industry standard across all market sectors.


NACHA manages the development, administration, and governance of the ACH Network, the backbone for the electronic movement of money and data. The ACH Network provides a safe, secure, and reliable network for direct account-to-account consumer, business, and government payments. As a not-for-profit association, NACHA represents more than 10,000 financial institutions via 17 regional payments associations and direct membership.

NDIA Cyber Division

The primary objective of the NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association) Cyber Division is to contribute to the national security of the United States by promoting communication and interaction between industry, government and military on Cyber domain policy, legislation, requirements and technology. Thales participates in the Government/Industry Information Sharing Committee.


Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

OASIS – (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards)

Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards is a not-for-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society in the areas of security, cloud computing, SOA, web services, smart grid, electronic publishing, emergency management, and other areas. Thales contributes to and is one of the four original founders of the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP).

OATH – (Institute for Open Authentication)

Networked entities face three major challenges today. Theft of or unauthorized access to confidential data is a constant concern. The inability to share data over a network without an increased security risk limits the ability of organizations to conduct business in the most efficient way. In addition, the lack of a viable single sign-on framework is inhibiting the growth of electronic commerce and networked operations.

The Initiative for Open Authentication (OATH) manages an open standard, for delivering solutions that allow for strong authentication of all users on all devices, across all networks.