Digital technology has provided society with hundreds of advances that make life easier and better for everyone. From the personal computer to the internet to the smartphone to the Internet of Things, we are increasingly living in a technologically driven world. But what if those technologies were bound together and used to build a Smart City? What would it take to make such a complex network feasible? And what would it look like to live in a such a city? Are these just the fevered imaginings of science fiction writers or could it be a real possibility?
Eurosmart welcomes the European Commission proposal to boost the EU cybersecurity industry by the creation of a Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre
Eurosmart, the voice of the Digital Security Industry welcomes the European Commission proposal for a regulation establishing the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence center and the Network of National Coordination Centres.
This proposal based on a cooperation model aims at stimulating the European cybersecurity technological and industrial ecosystem. The digital security industry supports the idea of the creation of an implementation body for both the proposed Digital Europe Programme and the Horizon Europe Programme.
Gemalto and Entrust Datacard announced the expansion of their longstanding partnership to include a secure framework for Internet-connected devices. This expanded collaboration and integration will allow customers to leverage Entrust Datacard IoTrust™ Security Solutions with Gemalto's SafeNet Data Protection On Demand to establish and secure trusted identities across their Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures and further enable their digital business initiatives.
Gemalto brings secure, multi-factor authentication to Belgium’s pioneering national Mobile Identity scheme itsme
Gemalto has enabled Belgian mobile ID scheme itsme® to enroll 350,000 users and securely process one million transactions per month for both private and public online services – making it one of the most successful mobile ID applications in Europe within one year of launch. As well as bringing greater convenience to consumers, itsme® provides merchants, government, and financial institutions with strong, multi-factor authentication that is fully compliant with PSD2, GDPR and is certified for eIDAS.
The recent launch of the world’s first EMV biometric dual interface payment card for both chip and contactless payments by the Bank of Cyprus illustrates how issuers around the world are preparing to seize the opportunities offered by biometric-enabled payment cards.
The Board of SIMalliance has elected Remy Cricco (OT-Morpho) to serve as the organisation’s Chairman. In his role, he will work alongside fellow Board members representing Gemalto, G+D Mobile Security, ST Incard and VALID, to further SIMalliance’s aim: to advocate the protection of sensitive connected and mobile services to drive the deployment and remote management of such services across multiple industries and use cases, including the Internet of Things (IoT).
ICT Security Certification and Labelling Framework: One Step Further Towards a European Cybersecurity Market
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.
The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to develop a new service for the settlement of instant payments. The new service, TARGET instant payment settlement (TIPS), will enable citizens and firms to transfer money between each other in real time and will be available around the clock, 365 days a year.