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Eurosmart welcomes the European Commission proposal to boost the EU cybersecurity industry by the creation of a Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre

Eurosmart, the voice of the Digital Security Industry welcomes the European Commission proposal for a regulation establishing the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence center and the Network of National Coordination Centres.

This proposal based on a cooperation model aims at stimulating the European cybersecurity technological and industrial ecosystem. The digital security industry supports the idea of the creation of an implementation body for both the proposed Digital Europe Programme and the Horizon Europe Programme.


The new Macao eID cards are effective at mitigating fraud and counterfeiting activities. They are made from tamper-proof polycarbonate material, and incorporate two innovative security ID featur​​es from Gemalto: Window Lock and True Vision. These allow the authorities to verify the cards' authenticity with the naked eye and under a UV light – significantly enhancing regional security for the Identification Services Bureau of the Macao SAR Government, while offering Macao citizens' unparalleled convenience when accessing e-government services.

Macao is one of the world's top 20[1] tourist destinations. In addition to its own population of 600,000[​2], Macao attracts an average of 2.5 million[3] international visitors on a monthly basis. This places a greater emphasis on identity management and enforcement, which has become a major challenge for all governments. With the widespread proliferation of internet connectivity and mobile devices globally, identity fraud and theft have been on the rise and need addressing urgently.

"We originally started a strong partnership with Veridos and Trüb back in 2013. Since Gemalto incorporated Trüb, this cooperation has been extended accordingly," said Elsie U Ao Ieong, Director of the Identification Services Bureau of the Macao SAR Government. "We are confident that our concerted expertise and efforts will give Macao the technological edge in identity card security."

gemalto.com
veridos.com