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.
OSPT™ Alliance, the international association that provides an open standard for secure transit fare collection solutions, has welcomed MUTO Smart, a South Korean payments and automated fare collection (AFC) solutions vendor as a Full Member. MUTO Smart was established in 2014. Its founders, who have over 20 years of experience in smart cards and AFC, have been involved in prestigious transit projects including Recaudo Bogota’s Tullave™ transit fare card in Colombia, Commuter’s COMMET™ card in Indonesia and Snapper’s HOP card in New Zealand.
GSTAG, a manufacturer of multi-technology smart cards joined Eurosmart, the European association representing the Smart Security Industry in Brussels, as a new member.
“We welcome GSTAG as a new member. Their know-how will complement Eurosmart’s portfolio of experts in the area of digital trust and security. The Smart Security Industry is driving the agenda of combining convenience when using digital and mobile services with the highest security standards available combat fraud and safely manage digital identities”, said Eurosmart’s President, Timothée Mangenot.
ENISA’s Management Board adopted the Agency 2016 Work Programme. ENISA will continue its work on established priorities such as the pan-European cyber security exercises, critical information infrastructure protection (CIIP), support for implementation of Security & Data Breach notification obligations, the EU Cybersecurity Month and the work that ENISA has done in supporting the CERT community, while broadening its scope in areas including, smart cars, smart airports and smart hospitals, with new studies in mHealth and security of IoT.
Members of international association OSPT™ Alliance have cooperated on a project that will accelerate consumer adoption of near field communication (NFC) services and transform the way that contactless technology is used, by eliminating the complexities associated with traditional business models. The Open Contactless Application Platform is a collaboration between Samsung Semiconductor Europe GmbH, EMoney Group, MS4B and ZeitControl, with support from Deutsche Telekom. Based on CIPURSE, the open standard from OSPT Alliance; the concept has been developed to offer service providers lower upfront costs, a reduced time to market and a faster return on investment when implementing contactless applications, through driving consumer acceptance of NFC.