The Open Standard for Public Transportation (OSPT) Alliance has published an executive white paper to explain the potential applicability of Host Card Emulation (HCE) to public transport and the importance of open standards in this area. The white paper, entitled ‘HCE Synergies with Public Transport’ provides an introduction to the technology, its different options and explains how CIPURSE™, the open standard from OSPT Alliance, can be implemented on HCE. It shows how CIPURSE can mitigate security risks associated with HCE and provides implementation examples. It will be of interest to all stakeholders involved in advancing the capabilities, security and efficiencies of public transport ticketing systems. The paper also discusses how structural constraints in public transport could potentially impact the use of HCE, including the important topic of throughput speed. It looks at specific opportunities that may be created by HCE and how CIPURSE features can enhance the use of the technology in this sector.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the NFC Forum announced a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enable the two organizations to jointly educate the industry on Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies supporting the needs of public transportation operators.
NFC technology has a broad range of use cases and applications. In public transportation fare collection, NFC technology provides a wireless connection between mobile devices and wireless readers such as those seen in gated fare collection for public transit systems. The adoption of NFC will enable a global public transportation environment in which passengers board with unprecedented speed and ease; fare collection and access are handled with accuracy; and the user experience is uniformly positive and consistent from country to country and transit system to transit system.
GlobalPlatform confirms that it has extended the scope of its UICC Configuration to incorporate additional requirements from the telecom industry. GlobalPlatform worked closely with the GSMA to integrate new use cases for the deployment and management of contactless services on NFC-enabled devices from the GSMA NFC UICC Test Book. First launched in 2008, the UICC Configuration is an implementation guide for deploying GlobalPlatform Card Specification v2.3 within the mobile services sector and managing the secure, over-the-air delivery of new services. It outlines the behavior of each and every actor involved within a UICC implementation, how they should be represented, and a summary of their role / responsibilities in a variety of business models. Additionally, the document enables issuers to host third party applications and ensures the technology can support a diverse range of business models in various ecosystems.
Imprimerie Nationale, the French National Printing Group, and a leader in secure identity solutions, has joined the EEIG Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) as a member of the Board, alongside the founding members Gemalto, Oberthur Technologies and Safran Morpho. The National Printing Group will work with its counterparts in the SIA to create the conditions for a confident dialogue between governmental and non-governmental organizations worldwide on the critical issues of security of identity.
Card Centric, a supplier of SIM and smart cards, over-the-air solutions and value added services based in Ireland, has become the latest company to join the membership ranks of SIMalliance, the global non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services.
Mit der Studie zu kritischen Informationsinfrastrukturen (CIIs) analysiert die europäische Agentur für Netzwerk- und Informationssicherheit ENISA aktuelle CIIP-Praktiken und Governance-Modelle, die in den EU-Mitgliedstaaten eingesetzt werden. Die Studie trägt zur Verbreitung und künftigen Umsetzung der NIS-Richtlinie bei. Bürger und Unternehmen sind für die Unterstützung online-kritischer Dienstleistungen (z.B. Energie, Telekommunikation, Gesundheit) von der Informations- und Kommunikationsinfrastruktur abhängig. Der Anstieg von Cyber-Bedrohungen kann die Bereitstellung von Dienstleistungen erheblich beeinträchtigen und finanzielle Verluste sowie eine Beschädigung der Reputation von Unternehmen zur Folge haben.
The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance an industry consortium launched in 2013 to revolutionize online security with open standards for simpler, stronger authentication, announced results from the most recent round of FIDO 1.0 certifications. Among the 72 products now available to the marketplace are the first FIDO Certified™ iOS products from Egis, Nok Nok Labs, and Samsung SDS, along with a line-up of smartphones from the world’s leading OEMs. With a rich array of client and server options for Android, iOS, web and applications, consumers, Relying Parties and Service Providers have many choices to adopt FIDO authentication now.
“The EU faces a challenge, to deliver trust in Network Information Security (NIS) services and products” said Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security, ENISA, at its annual High-Level Event in Brussels on Monday 9th November 2015. Helmbrecht pointed out that the EU has to establish cyber trust among citizens and industry to create a competitive EU based ICT sector, further strengthening the EU position, and at the same time support confidence in online privacy.