Savvi, used to test the connection between payment terminals and network systems, already supported EMV® L3 testing in-line with the guidelines of individual payment systems. This latest qualification accommodates the most recent efforts of EMVCo to align, streamline and standardize this testing process across multiple payment brands.
To become part of the closed GSMA eSIM ecosystem, all applicants – meaning eSIMs, servers, and devices – must prove that they meet the GSMA requirements. “This ensures that the individual players authorize each other as ‘interlocutors’ and that they are able to communicate,“ explains Dr. Frank Oberhokamp, Product Manager eUICC Consumer Devices Test Solutions at Comprion. The GSMA as “gatekeeper” of the eSIM ecosystem requires the potential participants to certify their products. “For the eUICC manufacturers, this means that they must pass the required tests of the GlobalPlatform Card Compliance Program successfully,“ according to Oberhokamp.
OSPT Alliance has launched a System Integration Sub-Working Group to create a dedicated CIPURSE Specification and guidelines for terminals and readers. The work will enable any terminal, or a reader implementing application logic, to communicate and seamlessly interoperate with any CIPURSE-based card or account using the common language of CIPURSE.
Eurosmart welcomes the adoption of a new European cybersecurity package, which includes a security certification and labelling framework. Given the proliferation of massive cyberattacks, such as Mirai in November 2016, WannaCry in May 2017, and Petya second wave in June 2017, a European Policy is needed in order to strengthen the Digital Agenda in Europe and the European Single Market both for consumers and the industry.
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.
On 5th July 2016, the European Commission signed in Strasbourg the contract for a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL for a strategic alliance in cybersecurity. Eurosmart is proud to be a founding member of ECSO and its members are actively involved in developing innovative and trusted cybersecurity solutions, products and services in Europe.