Canadian digital credential provider Carillon has become the first firm that can issue Transportation Security Administration-compliant certificates to sign electronic boarding passes.Beginning this year, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is requiring airlines flying to the United States to digitally sign and secure electronic boarding passes using elliptic curve cryptography certificates that are cross-certified to the Federal Bridge PKI.The Carillon Certificate Authority (CIS EC CA) can now issue digital certificates using this cryptography technique through cooperation with trust management firm CertiPath, the firm said in a statement.Although the e-boarding pass has been available to consumers since the mid 2000's, the sophistication of threats to air travel and personal identity theft has necessitated enhanced security measures to this critical component, said Carillon."Carillon has been providing innovative identity management solutions to the aerospace industry for more than a decade now, but this is a new frontier when it comes to securing the passenger's personal information. We are glad to be at the forefront of this new TSA requirement." said Patrick Patterson, President and Chief PKI Architect at Carillon.Carillon said it was able to accomplish this via their cross-certification with CertiPath."Digital identity has become an integral part of everyday life. CertiPath provides a trust fabric supporting digital certificates which securely enable everything from sensitive information transfer to avionics software to now, passenger boarding passes." stated Jeff Nigriny, President at CertiPath.