GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, has enhanced its compliance program to certify UICC products that meet GlobalPlatform’s contactless services specification. The standardization of this functionality ensures industry-wide consistency in the lifecycle management of contactless applications and how end-users select and activate secure contactless mobile services. The certification of compliant products to this specification demonstrates market agreement on a complex issue and offers reassurance to service providers that applications will perform as intended regardless of the mobile handset being used.
The EU’s ‘cyber security’ Agency, ENISA (the European Network and Information Security Agency), has launched its new upgraded website, including new social media channels. These channels were developed in-house for more coherent corporate communications, include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube accounts, and will be an integral element of the Agency’s online communications.