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.
Data reported by SIMalliance shows that the collective SIM shipments of its members in 2017, which represented approximately 88% of the global SIM market, equalled 4.9 billion units. SIMalliance confirms that over the same period, the estimated total available global market for SIM cards has grown by 2.75%, with units rising from 5.45 billion to 5.6 billion.
Eurosmart welcomes the EC proposal to introduce a harmonized contactless electronic security feature on Member states ID cards
On the 17th of March, The European Commission tabled a proposal for a regulation to improve the security features of EU citizens identity cards and residence cards with the aim at curbing document fraud.
Eurosmart and its members are fully committed in achieving the highest level of trust and security in particular in the fields of physical and digital ID documents. The Digital Security Industry welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to set common security standards across the EU in the line with the ICAO requirements, and stresses the fact that facial and fingerprints data stored on a certified secure element, remains the best option to prevent bad uses and falsifications.
exceet Card AG is further strengthening its portfolio with SECORA™ Pay security solutions from Infineon Technologies AG. Card manufacturers can easily integrate them thanks to the combination of dual interface chip technology with the award-winning Coil-on-Module (CoM) packages. These also make the card more robust and reliable.