ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE Amex: DSS; "DSS"), a world-wide developer and manufacturer of security and authentication solutions which prevent counterfeiting and brand fraud announced today that its VP of Research and Development, David Wicker was named Chairman of the Document Security Alliance's Committee on U.S. Drivers License Counterfeiting which was formed to review security and recommend solutions on U.S. drivers licenses and other state issued identification documents.

The Document Security Alliance (DSA) was created by government agencies, private industry and academia. DSA's goal is to identify methods of improving security documents and related procedures to help combat the growing acts of fraud, terrorism, illegal immigration, identity theft, and other criminal acts.

DSA members - in both government and private industry - draw upon a wide range of knowledge and detailed technical disciplines to accomplish this goal. The group is committed to develop recommendations to appropriate federal and state government agencies, private industry, and policy makers in order to improve the process and procedures surrounding document security.

David Wicker has been a member of DSA for 6 years and has worked on several projects including the Social Security Card and birth certificate white papers.  David has spent over 35 years in the security printing industry.  He is an inventor of security print technologies who has been awarded 10 U.S. and international patents and has multiple patent applications pending.  In addition, Mr. Wicker also teaches a periodic seminar at Rochester Institute of Technology, instructing law enforcement officials how to recognize paper and ID card security features.

David is an advisory board member of CIMIP (Center for Identity Management and Information Protection) at Utica College, a member of NASPO (North American Security Products Organization), and CACP (Coalition against Counterfeiting and Piracy).

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About DSS (Document Security Systems, Inc.)

DSS is comprised of four core operating groups, DSS Plastics Group, DSS Secure Printing Group, DSS Packaging Group and DSS Digital Group. Through these divisions, DSS provides counterfeit prevention and comprehensive brand and digital information protection solutions to corporations, governments, and financial institutions around the world. DSS develops and manufactures products and services containing patented and patent pending optical deterrent technologies that help prevent counterfeiting and brand fraud from the use of the most advanced scanners and copiers in the market.

The Company owns numerous patented and patent-pending technologies and products. DSS uses its covert and overt technologies to protect a wide range of documents including, but not limited to, consumer packaging, vital records, ID Cards/RFID, smart cards, passports, gift certificates, checks and coupons. The Company also protects digital information via secure cloud computing and disaster recovery services. Furthermore, DSS uses its extensive knowledgebase to provide comprehensive brand protection solutions to its customers. From risk analysis and vulnerability assessment, to systems integration and monitoring, DSS offers the advanced tools and knowledgebase needed to protect the world's most valuable and at-risk brands. DSS's customized solutions are designed to protect against product diversion, counterfeit, and other costly and damaging occurrences. In addition, DSS offers commercial printing services. For more information on DSS and its subsidiaries, please visit

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