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.
Gemalto has been chosen by the National Police Directorate of Norway (POD) to supply Sealys eID cards, residence permit cards and third generation Sealys ePassports. The new documents will be supported by Gemalto's Allynis Issuance and Coesys Case Management system which orchestrate all the steps of the citizen application from biometric enrolment to the issuance, delivery and post-issuance of the document. The solution has been designed to comply with ICAO best practices related to enrollment, document verification, identity proofing and lifecycle management. Start date for this program is 2018.
ETSI welcomes the recognition by the White House of our participation in an international group developing a Smart City Framework. The announcement comes on the opening of the Smart Cities Week event in Washington D.C. The group, composed of NIST, ANSI, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning, the Italian Energy and Innovation Agency, ETSI and the FIWARE Foundation, is developing a consensus framework for Smart City architectures, building upon existing standards and specifications. The objective is to develop a common white paper on consensus principles for Smart City architectures, derived from comparative analyses of existing concepts and their mapping to smart city deployments.
Intelling is publishing a new Smart Insights Report "Invisible payments key to omni-channel commerce" that conducts a detailed analysis of this emerging market segment – invisible payments. Invisible payments mean reducing the payments experience for consumers to the minimum amount of effort, while maintaining the highest levels of security, authentication and trust. Many activities will be moved to the back-end at the same time processes become even more automated, leading the consumer to complete a payment without even noticing it.
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.
OSPT Alliance today announced the release of newly updated CIPURSE™ Certification Test Plan V1.07. This latest version of the test plan simplifies certification of secure elements since it can now be performed with a single wire protocol (SWP*) reader. This means that secure element, or eSE, can be certified without using a mobile phone while ensuring conformance with any model supporting SWP. The test plan also conforms to the latest CIPURSE Operation and Interface Errata, further enhancing the interoperability of CIPURSE products.
Otono Networks and G&D Announce Partnership to Offer eSIM Advanced Enablement Services to Mobile Carriers
Networks and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) will team up at the Competitive Carriers Association’s 2016 Annual Convention to announce a partnership to offer advanced eSIM enablement and management services in the global market for device connectivity.