Smart Grid cyber attacks – Germany steps up the protection

By Martin Klimke and Chris Shire, Infineon Technologies  To fight global warming and lower the dependency on fossil energy resources, smart grids will be deployed. Smart grids will transform the power grids into intelligent networks that need a solid security foundation.  The German government has understood the need for security in this application and has initiated…

SCM Microsystems Announces CHIPDRIVE IT Security Kit for New German ID Card

SCM Microsystems, a provider of solutions for secure access, secure identity and secure exchange, and a business unit of Identive Group, Inc. have announced the arrival of the CHIPDRIVE(R) IT Security Kit, which protects personal data online when used with the new German electronic ID cards. As most of our readers will know, beginning November…