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SIMalliance Members Report Shipments of 4.9 Billion SIMs in 2017

Data reported by SIMalliance shows that the collective SIM shipments of its members in 2017, which represented approximately 88% of the global SIM market, equalled 4.9 billion units. SIMalliance confirms that over the same period, the estimated total available global market for SIM cards has grown by 2.75%, with units rising from 5.45 billion to 5.6 billion.

Gemalto is supplying AT&T with a remote subscription management solution that will help enable its customers to deploy new and highly secure IoT applications in the U.S. and globally.
Gemalto's LinqUS On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) subscription management solution and GSMA M2M 3.1 compliant Embedded SIMs (eSIMs) will simplify the logistics of providing mobile services for Enterprises requiring global mobile connectivity for IoT applications and provide improved life cycle support for their subscriptions.

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Eurosmart is calling for a European cybersecurity enforcement framework, including the promotion of a European Internet of Things (IoT) trust label and security certification. “The latest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in the United States raise serious concerns about cybersecurity. It is imperative to protect the IoT ecosystem and consequently the whole business use of the internet. We count on the newly created European Cyber Security Organisation ESCO to provide an IoT security standard that will be deployed across Europe”, said Stéfane Mouille, Vice-president of Eurosmart.

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The full potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) advanced significantly today as oneM2M, the global standards initiative for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and the IoT, published a new landmark set of specifications, Release 2. Based on contributions from more than 200 member companies, Release 2 builds on oneM2M’s initial set of official specifications, which enable basic connectivity between applications and devices.
The new specifications open up the IoT ecosystem to devices that lack the protocol and enable interworking among systems using AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn, Open Connectivity Foundation’s OIC, and the Open Mobile Alliance’s Lightweight M2M (LWM2M). As a result, the number of devices that can seamlessly connect with one other in the IoT ecosystem, estimated by Cisco to number 50 Billion by 2020, is greatly expanded.

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Gemalto is supplying its security solutions developed for the Internet of Things (IoT) market to Dai Nippon Printing (DNP). DNP, with approximately 30,000 corporate clients and consumers worldwide, is rolling out enhanced two-way server and device PKI-based authentication by leveraging Gemalto's IDCore smart card platform together with Cinterion secure element and the SensorLogic Application Enablement Platform. The solution authenticates both the server and communicating device. It ensures a highly secure connection for IoT devices like smart meters, point of sale terminals, and cash-handling machines, delivering superior protection against fraud and hacking. For example, financial institutions can now receive alerts related to tampering attempts and pending service needs in real time.

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Cloud Computing is currently widely used in several sectors, however, its adoption in the Financial Sector remains low. ENISA engaged Financial Institutions (FI), National Financial Supervisory Authorities (NFSA) and Cloud Service Providers (CSP) in a study to analyse the slow uptake of cloud services and provide possible explanations related to the speed of adoption of these services by the financial sector.

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ENISA publishes a security guide and an online tool for Cloud security for SMEs to help them assess the risks and opportunities when deploying Cloud services.

The security guide on SMEs

The guide highlights the most important eleven (11) security risks and eleven (11) security opportunities for SMEs to take into account when procuring a cloud service. A selection of twelve (12) targeted security questions linked to the security risks and opportunities are presented as a ‘procurement cheat sheet’ to provide  SMEs with a clear view of the cloud service they procure. These features are enhanced by two exemplary cases of the use of cloud services by SMEs: as a customer and as a vendor offering services. The report indicates the challenges and opportunities in each case, and the security questions the SMEs should address to the provider in order to have a clear understanding of the current security state.

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