Morpho (Safran) and Orange Cyberdefense, two leading security firms, announced that they have signed a partnership agreement concerning the development of a complete range of cybersecurity products and services. The two partners will leverage the benefits of their complementary areas of expertise to better prevent, detect and respond to cyberattacks. As part of this agreement, Orange Cyberdefense will market Morpho’s security and digital trust solutions, drawing on Morpho’s acknowledged expertise in biometrics. Morpho, on the other hand, will promote Orange Cyberdefense’s portfolio of cybersecurity solutions.
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.
Gemalto has been chosen by the National Police Board in Finland to supply the country's new ePassport, which will enable secure and faster border crossings. The new travel document has advanced security features and is fully compliant with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements. Gemalto is already responsible for Finland's polycarbonate electronic ID (eID) and resident permit cards. Under the new multi-year contract Gemalto will produce and personalize hundreds of thousands of Sealys ePassports and eID cards each year. These will be issued to citizens within days or even hours, via a convenient nationwide network of trusted retail outlets and delivery points.
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.
Gemalto is the first mobile payment vendor to receive full MasterCard approval for a complete Cloud-Based Payment (CBP) solution. This recent MasterCard certification encompasses Gemalto's CBP server platforms as well as the payment software running on cardholders' mobile phones. The solution is available as part of the company's secure and proven Allynis Trusted Services Hub (TSH), a full turnkey business service for financial institutions.
ENISA proposes guidance to secure critical assets and data exchange for Intelligent Public Transport in Smart Cities. In smart cities, Intelligent Public Transport (IPT) rely on IoT and cyber-physical systems to retrieve, process, and exchange data. These technologies bring improvements in the service and the quality of life of citizens. But, with these emerging technologies, cyber threats have raised on Intelligent Public Transport. Recently, a transport system was disrupted for several days due to radio interference with telecommunication systems; failures of ICT central servers has led to the global outages of a metro system; smart tickets have been hacked for fraud. These threats have an impact on the business and potential consequences on the health and safety of citizens.
Morpho (Safran) announced it has been selected for the provision of additional biometric capability to Victoria Police, in Australia, allowing front line police to collect and check identity information quickly and accurately. Morpho will refresh the current fleet and increase the number of fingerprint and face capturing stations (LiveScans) up to 92 at Victoria’s police stations across metropolitan and remote locations. This one stop Kiosk will integrate Fingerprint, Palmprint and facial capture in one solution providing significant efficiency gains. Victoria Police’s facial recognition capability will almost quadruple in capacity. Under this contract, Victoria Police is increasing its fleet of fingerprinting capture equipment by an additional 20 stations for greater coverage across the state. This will raise the percentage of electronically captured prints in Victoria well above 90% providing real time identification.
On 25 November 2015, version 1.0 of the technical specifications for the eID interoperability architecture was published by the European Commission, along with a sample implementation. These technical specifications will provide further details on the technical requirements laid down in the eIDAS Regulation related Implementing act on Interoperability framework, adopted in September 2015.