Tag Archives: Computer security

Cybercom wins Swedish eID contract

The Swedish eIdentification Board has awarded Cybercom Group the contract for so-called ‘Federation services for Swedish e-identification’. The contract runs for three years, with an option for a further two years. “We are very proud to be given the opportunity to build the security foundation that is essential for the entire e-society. This contract further strengthens […]

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First ever European Cyber Security Month takes places as a pilot project across Europe

In this first pilot, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom are participating with various activities and events throughout October, to raise awareness of cyber security. The objectives of the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) are to promote cyber security awareness among citizens, to modify their perception of cyber […]

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ENISA analyses cyber security legislation & spots implementation gaps

In a new paper the EU ‘cyber security’ agency ENISA takes a snapshot of existing and future EU legislation on security measures and incident reporting. The analysis underlines important steps forward, but also identifies gaps in national implementation, as most incidents are not reported. Cyber security incidents significantly impact society. Here are five well-known examples: […]

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CeBIT 2012: Giesecke & Devrient Implements Secure Access to Cloud Services for Vodafone

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been chosen by Vodafone Germany to develop innovative security solutions based on standard SIM cards. This innovative approach makes life easier for users of smartphones and laptops because it eliminates the need for additional hardware such as smartcards, tokens, or card readers to secure access to cloud services. Vodafone’s business […]

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Bundesdruckerei sees future of German eID card in mobile apps

 The 2012 SmartCard Award by the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) went  to Dr Walter Fumy, Chief Scientist at Bundesdruckerei.  Bundesdruckerei is firmly convinced that the role of a TSM could also be an interesting option for smart metering gateways. This is a topic that was also addressed by this year’s winner of the […]

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Precise Biometrics: Next Generation of Mobile Security for Smart Devices: Smart Casings with Smart Card & Fingerprint Reader

The smart casing is the first of its kind on the market. With a built-in smart card reader and fingerprint sensor, the product enables the highest level of security for network access, messaging, data protection and strong authentication to the most popular mobile platforms. Precise Biometrics has developed a smart casing with a built-in smart […]

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EU Cyber War Exercise ‘Cyber Europe 2010’ with 320 ‘incidents’ successfully concluded

The first ever, pan-European cyber security exercise “Cyber Europe 2010” ended successfully yesterday. More than 150 experts from 70 public bodies around Europe participated in the exercise. They were exposed to more than 320 incidents, or ‘injects’. The exercise was a first, key step for strengthening Europe’s cyber defense. The key challenge now is for the Member […]

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Finally: make use of your Trusted Platform Module

By Sven Gossel, charismathics While smart card use seems a widely accepted method to authenticate the user to the secured environment of the enterprise, people are questioning the sense of the Trusted Platform Module built onto PC motherboards. Companies bought it with practically any of the computers in use today, but hardly make use of […]

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