• 05 March 2018- News

    Internship in European public affairs – Digital single market

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    Eurosmart, the Voice of the Digital Security Industry, is an international non-profit association located in Brussels, representing the Digital Security Industry for multisector applications. Founded in 1995, the...

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  • 12 January 2018- News

    European Economic and Social Committee consults civil society on cybersecurity

    On 9 January, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a public hearing on the Cybersecurity Act. Its conclusions will feed into the EESC opinion being drafted by Alberto Mazzola (bio) and Antonio Longo (bio) of the Section for...

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  • 26 October 2017- News

    Council of the EU discussed the cybersecurity package

    On 24 October, the Ministers in charge of telecommunications and digital affairs from all Member States held their first Telecommunications formal meeting under the Estonian Presidency. The meeting was chaired by Urve Palo, Estonian Minister of...

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  • 24 October 2017- News

    Certification: Comments from the Director of operations at ENISA

    On 23 October, Euractiv published an interview with Steve Purser, Director of operations at ENISA, in which the EU official comments the recent developments related to certification and labelling at EU level.
    Steve Purser believes that...

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  • 23 October 2017- News

    Supported Events October 2017


    FinTech Connect Live, 6 - 7 December 2017

    Combining the hustle and bustle of an exhibition featuring over 3000 visitors, and 200 exhibitors and partners from over 50 countries, FinTech Connect Live is the UK’s largest fintech event....

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  • 17 October 2017- News

    European Commission: Expertise developed by the SOG-IS should be taken into the European schemes

    On 12 October, the Commission presented the proposal for a Regulation on ENISA and on ICT cybersecurity certification to the Committee for Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO). The IMCO Committee has been asked to give an opinion on...

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  • 10 October 2017- News

    eIDAS in the Tallinn Declaration on eGovernment

    On 6 October, all EU Member States and EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) signed the Tallinn Declaration on eGovernment in the framework of the eGovernment Ministerial Conference.
    EU Member States and EFTA...

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  • 28 September 2017- News

    Detlef Houdeau, Vice-President of Eurosmart, to deliver a speech on "The Future Digital Identity Landscape in Europe" at the World eID & cybersecurity congress

    On 27 September, Detlef Houdeau, Vice-President of Eurosmart, delivered a speech on "The Future Digital Identity Landscape in Europe" at the World eID & cybersecurity congress in Marseille. Please click below to download the PPT presentation.

  • 15 September 2017- News

    Proposal on ENISA and on ICT cybersecurity certification

    On 13 September, the Commission published its proposal for a Regulation on ENISA and on ICT cybersecurity certification. This Regulation is part of a new cybersecurity package, which also includes two communications on cybersecurity and a...

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  • 11 September 2017- News

    Draft communication on the new cybersecurity strategy

    Last week, Politico published a leaked version of a Commission’s draft communication on the new cybersecurity strategy. This document is likely to be officially released this week, together with a proposal for a regulation on security...

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  • 22 August 2017- News

    ENISA wants to play a bigger role in responding to cybersecurity breaches

    According to Euractiv, ENISA addressed a 20-page document to the European Commission asking for more “centralised EU cybersecurity rules”, and advocating for the introduction of a certification system that would guarantee that connected devices...

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  • 11 July 2017- News

    Security certification and labelling – Inception impact assessment unveiled

    On 7 July, the Commission released an inception impact assessment on a proposal for a Regulation revising ENISA Regulation (No 526/2013) and laying down a European ICT security certification and labelling framework. This inception impact...

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  • 10 July 2017- News

    Payment Services Directive (PSD2): Opinion of the European Banking Authority

    The Commission entrusted the European Banking Authority (EBA) with the drafting of regulatory technical standards (RTS) to supplement the provisions of the Payment Services Directive (PSD2). These RTS lay down provisions on strong customer...

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  • 06 July 2017- News

    IoT labelling and certification in the report on European standards

    During last plenary week, an own-initiative report on European Standards for the 21st century was adopted by the European Parliament. Own-initiative reports are non-binding texts meant to send a political message. This report underlines that...

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  • 05 July 2017- News

    “Fight against Cybercrime”: amendments to the draft report

    MEP Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi (EPP, Greece) drafted an own-initiative report (INI) on “the fight against Cybercrime” for the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament. The text calls for...

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  • 01 July 2017- News

    TRUSTECH – Pay, Identify, Connect & Secure - 28-30 Nov, Cannes, French Riviera

    TRUSTECH is the Largest International Event dedicated to Trust-Based Technologies with unprecedented networking opportunities and not-to-be-missed Keynote Speakers.

    Join the whole industry for three days of Innovation, Business and...

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  • 27 June 2017- News

    New regulation on conflict minerals – Supply chain due diligence obligations for EU importers

    On 17 May 2017, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Regulation 2017/821 laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and...

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  • 20 June 2017- News

    Privacy Shield: Smooth implementation of the decision

    The Privacy Shield decision aims to protect fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the US. This framework was adopted by the Commission on 12 July 2016.

    As part of the implementation process, the first...

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  • 13 June 2017- News

    eIDAS in the future Ministerial Declaration on digital government

    The Estonian presidency of the EU has entrusted the Lisbon Council (Brussels-based think tank) with the drafting of a set of proposals for next ministerial declaration on digital government. This declaration will be approved by EU ministers...

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  • 08 June 2017- News

    Draft position on “The fight against Cybercrime” adopted by the IMCO Committee

    On 8 June, the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) adopted a draft position on “The fight against Cybercrime”. MEP Anneleen Van Bossuyt (ECR, BE) was the Rapporteur for this opinion on an own-initiative report drafted...

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  • 29 May 2017- News

    Infineon - NXP - STMicroelectronics - ENISA - Common Position on Cybersecurity

    Infineon, NXP, STMicroelectronics and ENISA have published a Common Position on Cybersecurity to address topics such as security certification and labelling.

    They advocate for the extension of the Common Criteria (CC, ISO/IEC 15408) and SOG-IS...

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  • 29 May 2017- News

    Mid-term review of the Digital Single Market

    On the 10th of May, the European Commission has published its Mid-term Review of the Digital Single Market. This document analyses the different measures already taken by the European Union for the creation of the Digital Single Market and draws...

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  • 29 May 2017- News

    LIBE Committee meeting on the « fight against Cybercrime »

    On 29 May, MEP Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi (EPP, EL) presented her draft own-initiative report (INI) on “the fight against Cybercrime” in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. This report focuses on the serious threats...

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  • 28 March 2017- News

    Eurosmart to address synergies between ePassports and eID Cards at the High Security Printing conference

    During the High Security Printing conference in Baku on 28 March 2017, Detlef Houdeau, Chair of the Eurosmart's Cybersecurity and Digital Identities Committee, delivered a speech addressing synergies between ePassports and eID Cards.

    Since the...

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  • 16 January 2017- News

    Debate on Cybersecurity | European Parliament | 31st January 2017

    Eurosmart, Michal Boni, and Dita Charanzova, Members of the European Parliament, are pleased to invite you to a debate in the European Parliament on “Cybersecurity vs User Convenience - Demystifying the debate”

    In the framework of the Digital...

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  • 22 December 2016- News

    Europol: Mock Retail Cyber Hack

    Europol's European Cybercrime Center (EC3) hosted a Mock Retail Cyber Hack on the 1st of December 2016 in cooperation with MasterCard. The event was held at Europol's headquarters in The Hague. It aimed at simulating a cyber-attack on European...

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  • 22 December 2016- News

    Study published on eGovernment

    The study "Towards faster implementation and uptake of open government" published on the 15th of December 2016 maps 395 inspiring examples of Open eGovernment Services across Europe. This wealth of data and practices, is proof of successful...

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  • 22 December 2016- News

    ENISA : Good practices and recommendations for payment providers

    ENISA publishes good practices and recommendations for payment providers and financial institutions following an analysis of the security of mobile payments and digital wallets.

    ENISA assessed the most widely used payment applications and their...

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  • 22 December 2016- News

    VP Ansip and Commissioner Jourová discuss new Data Protection Rules with businesses

    Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová discussed on the 19th of December 2016 the implementation of the new Data Protection Regulation together with business associations. Adopted in April this year, the new regulation will enter into...

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  • 22 December 2016- News

    Europol: Third Strategic Meeting on Payment Card Fraud

    The Third Strategic Meeting on Payment Card Fraud (PCF) was held in Bangkok Thailand on the 13th and 14th of December 2016. The event was hosted by the Electronic Transaction Development Agency (public organisation) and the Ministry of Digital...

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  • 22 December 2016- News

    The General Court of the European Union has dismissed the actions of Philips and Infineon

    The General Court of the European Union has dismissed the actions of Philips and Infineon in the smart card chip market cartel.
    On the 3rd of September 2014 the Commission imposed a fine of approximately €138 million on four companies. These...

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  • 22 December 2016- News

    ENISA published an opinion paper on encryption

    ENISA has published an Opinion Paper to safeguard encryption. The agency argues that encryption has been weakened to facilitate law enforcement by the last European legislation to create the Single Digital Market but this also means a lowering...

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  • 22 December 2016- News

    EU Cybercrime directive: 3 States asked its full implementation

    The European Commission has requested 3 Member States to fully implement the Cybercrime Directive (Directive 2013/40/EU). It has addressed reasoned opinions to Belgium, Bulgaria and Ireland concerning the non-communication of national measures...

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  • 21 December 2016- News

    Communication to reinforce the Schengen Information System

    The European Commission released on 21st of December a Communication delivering on "the European Agenda on Security to fight against terrorism and pave the way towards an effective and genuine Security Union" to reinforce the Schengen Information...

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  • 21 December 2016- News

    Reports on recommendations for eGovernment Action Plan

    The European Commission's DG Connect organised a series of six workshops on the eGovernment Action Plan throughout 2015 and 2016. A synthesis report has been written to gather all the recommendations for action suggested by stakeholders at each...

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  • 15 November 2016- News

    ENISA Good Practice Guide

    Few years after its very first report in 2012, ENISA published its second National Cyber Security Strategy Good Practice Guide (NCSS Good Practice Guide).

    The ENISA guide analyses the status of NCSS in the EU and aims to support EU Member...

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  • 07 November 2016- News

    Europol Published its 2016 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment

    Europol published its annual presentation of the cybercrime threat landscape, entitled 2016 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA).

    The 2016 IOCTA reports a continuing and increasing acceleration of cybercriminal trends. Cybercrime...

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  • 24 October 2016- News

    Mobile Malware Week (European Cyber Security Month)

    The European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) is the EU's annual advocacy campaign that takes place in October and aims to raise awareness of cyber security threats and promote cyber security among citizens.

    As part of the ECSM, Europol launched a...

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  • 20 October 2016- News

    New EDPS Opinion on the Personal Information Management Systems

    The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has published its opinion on personal information management systems (PIMS) in order for individuals to control the sharing of their personal data and their online identity.

    The EDPS welcomes the...

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  • 12 October 2016- News

    First Report on Progress Made Towards a Sustainable Security Union

    The European Commission commits to present a series of monthly report on progress made towards an effective and sustainable Security Union.

    The European Commission adopted the European Agenda on Security on 28 April 2015, setting out the main...

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  • 06 October 2016- News

    EBA Guidelines on ICT Risk Management

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched a consultation on its draft Guidelines on the assessment of the ICT risk in the context of the Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP).

    The key purpose of SREP is to ensure that...

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  • 06 October 2016- News

    ENISA Annuel Incidents Report

    ENISA publishes its Annual Incidents report which analyses the security incidents causing severe outrages in the Telecom sector in 2015.

    The ENISA report provides an overview of the root causes of the incidents and an aggregated level of which...

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  • 22 September 2016- News

    Report of Cybersecurity Experts

    The Dutch Presidency of the European Council organised in May 2016 a meeting with top-level experts in cybersecurity. They addressed emerging issues such as the cybersecurity of Internet of Things and cybersecurity duties of care of manufacturers...

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  • 20 September 2016- News

    New Calls For Proposals on Cybersecurity and e-Invoicing

    The European Commission launched two sets of calls for proposals of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) endowed with more than €28 million.

    CEF Telecom aims to support projects that will contribute to increasing interoperability, connectivity and...

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  • 14 September 2016- News

    Release of the Telecom Package

    Within the framework of the Digital Single Market, the European Commission released on the 14th September its initiatives for an overhaul of EU telecoms rules. The telecom package includes four initiatives which aim to meet Europeans' growing...

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  • 12 August 2016- News

    EBA Consultation Paper : Comments on the RTS on Strong Customer Authentication and Secure Communication

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a Consultation Paper on draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on strong customer authentication and common and secure communication under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2).


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  • 11 August 2016- News

    ENISA Study : Economic Impact of Cyber-incidents

    The ENISA published a review of studies related to the economic impact of cybersecurity incidents on Critical Information Infrastructures (CII) in the EU.

    The CIIs are structures which provide the resources on which all functions of society...

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  • 04 August 2016- News

    First Results of the ePrivacy Consultation

    The European Commission plans to review the 2002 ePrivacy Directive to adapt it to new technological developments and to ensure the alignment with the new provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The first results of the...

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  • 01 August 2016- News

    The European Data Protection Supervisor In Favor of End-to-end Encryption

    The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Giovanni Buttarelli, published a preliminary opinion on the review of the ePrivacy Directive, in response to a request of the European Commission.

    The EDPS supports the Commission's initiative to...

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  • 07 July 2016- News

    First ECSO General Assembly : Eurosmart Has Been Elected to the Board

    The first General Assembly of the new European Cybersecurity Organisation (ECSO) was held on 7 July at Brussels.

    Eurosmart is proud to announce that our President, Timothée Mangenot, has been elected to the ECSO Board of Directors, and...

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  • 27 June 2016- News

    Eurosmart Is A Member of The New ECSO !

    Eurosmart is proud to be a member of the new industry-led organisation ECSO to establish R&I in Europe.

    The European Cybersecurity Organisation (ECSO) aims to support all types of initiatives or projects in order to develop, promote, encourage...

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  • 21 June 2016- News

    The EBA Released Its Consumer Trends Report 2016

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published on June 21 its 5th annual Consumer Trends Report for the year 2016 which provides an overview of trends such as innovation in payments.

    The reports set out the trends observed by the EBA and the...

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  • 14 June 2016- News

    Public Consultation on 5G

    On June 14, the European Commission launched a public consultation for a coordinated introduction of 5G networks in Europe.

    As announced during the last Mobile World Congress, a 5G Action Plan will be released at the end of the year 2016 as...

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  • 13 June 2016- News

    Eurosmart Attended a Hearing on Industry 4.0 at the European Parliament

    On June 13, Eurosmart attended a public hearing organized by the Industry Committee of the European Parliament. The hearing dealt with the industry 4.0 and the impact on industry of robotics and big data.

    The invited speakers discuss the...

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  • 01 June 2016- News

    Call For Tenders on Cross-border Use of eID and Authentication Services

    The European Commission will soon launch a call for tender on the use of eID and authentication services.

    The purpose of this call for tenders is to deliver a feasibility study on cross-border use of eID and authentication services (eIDAS...

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  • 01 June 2016- News

    European Commission’s standardisation package

    On 1 June, The Commission published a ‘standardisation package’, part of the Single Market Strategy.

    It complements the communication on ICT standardisation Priorities for the Digital Single Market adopted earlier in April 2016.

    This package...

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  • 31 May 2016- News

    Eurosmart Attended the Annual Cybersecurity Summit

    Eurosmart attented the Annual Cybersecurity Summit organized by Politico on May, 31.

    The high-level event gathered MEPs, Commission's officials, national agencies and industrial actors. The speaker mentioned all the cybersecurity fields...

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  • 30 May 2016- News

    eIDAS Event on eID

    The European Commission organised a workshop on May 17 in order to take stock of the latest developments as well as to accelerate the cross-border use of eID.

    Elena Alampi-das Neves Moreira, from the Task Force Legislation Team (eIDAS) of the...

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  • 12 May 2016- News

    Final Report on Data and Cloud Computing Public Consultation

    The Commission carried out a public consultation on data and cloud computing, as part of the wider consultation on platforms. The report of the answers regarding the data and cloud section is now available.

    Out of the 1005 replies received...

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  • 25 April 2016- News

    New Implementing Decision by the Commission in eIDAS

    After eIDAS Regulation entered into force, the adoption of all implementing acts is ongoing.

    The Commission Implementing Decision 2016/650, laying down standards for the security assessment of qualified signature and seal creation devices...

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  • 20 April 2016- News

    European Commission to release its proposed Communication on Priorities for ICT Standardisation

    On 19 April 2016, the European Commission lifted veil over its proposal for Communication on Priorities for ICT Standardisation. Eurosmart, representing the smart security industry, welcomes this more comprehensive political and strategic...

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  • 20 April 2016- News

    Commission Working Document on the Internet of Things (IOT)

    A Staff Working Document (SWD) on the Internet of Things (IoT) has been published by the European Commission on 19th April 2016.

    The SDW is a non-binding document which accompanies the Commission’s communication entitled “Digitising European...

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  • 14 April 2016- News

    Definitive Adoption of EU Data Privacy Rules

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been finally approved by the European Parliament on 14 April 2016.

    After an inter-institutional agreement was found in December 2015, the GDPR has been finally adopted by all MEPs during the...

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  • 11 April 2016- News

    Public Consultation on Interoperability

    The Commission launches a public consultation on the revision of the European Interoperability Framework.

    Until the 29 June 2016, the Commission is expecting inputs from stakeholders when it comes to the update of the European Interoperability...

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  • 06 April 2016- News

    Smart Borders Package: A New Entry-Exit System

    On 6 April, the Commission presented its revised proposal for a Regulation on the establishment of an Entry-Exit System.

    As part of the Smart Borders Package, the Commission wants the use of new technologies to modernise external border...

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  • 24 March 2016- News

    ENISA : Efficient Response to Cyberthreats

    ENISA produced a document as part of its support to NIS platform in the field of information exchange and incident coordination.

    The report “Strategies for incident response and cyber crisis cooperation” was prepared for the NIS Platform to...

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  • 18 March 2016- News

    Eurosmart Joins the AIOTI

    Eurosmart is delighted to be a new member of the Alliance of Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI).

    Eurosmart members will join the working group 3 on IoT standardisation, implying the mapping of existing IoT standards and gap analysis, and...

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  • 10 March 2016- News

    EP Study on the Industry 4.0

    The policy department of the European Parliament has published a study on the Industry 4.0 initiative. This document was requested by the Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).

    The study looks into the details of the...

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  • 08 March 2016- News

    eGovernment Factsheets 2015

    The Commission published a new series of eGovernment factsheets in each Member States for the year 2015.

    The eGovernment factsheets focus on policies covering good practices in the delivery of electronic services to the benefit of public...

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  • 01 March 2016- News

    Public Consultation on Retail Financial Services

    public consultation on retail financial services has been launched by the European Commission in the framework of its green paper on retail financial services called “better products, more choice, and greater opportunities for consumers and...

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  • 25 February 2016- News

    The Vice-President of the EU Commission Is Against Backdoor

    The Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, stated that he was against any backdoor to encrypted systems.

    In an interview relating the Apple decision to refuse unblocking the iPhone of a terrorist, Andrus Ansip had clear...

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  • 23 February 2016- News

    The Future Digital Public Services

    The Commission has published the first results of the public consultation on the eGovernment Action Plan for the period 2016-2020, an initiative for the Digital Single Market.

    The consultation gathered 376 replies, mainly individual citizens....

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  • 22 February 2016- News

    New White Paper on 5G

    At the Mobile World Congress 2016, the European Commission and the 5G Public-Private Partnership (5GPPP) have launched the White paper on 5G.

    The paper focuses on manufacturing, health, energy, automotive, media and entertainment sectors which...

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  • 18 February 2016- News

    Use of Cryptographic Tools

    The European Union Agency for network and information security (ENISA) has published a report on the free use of cryptographic tools for the protection of EU citizens.

    ENISA’s paper looks into several aspects of crypto regulation and their...

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  • 08 February 2016- News

    Pre-Publication of the CEF Work Programme 2016

    The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is designed to deploy Digital Service Infrastructures (DSI) across the EU in order to facilitate cross-border interaction.

    The adoption of the CEF Work Programme 2016 by the Commission is expected at the...

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  • 05 February 2016- News

    Payments in the Euro Area

    According to the Deutsche Bank Research (DBR), the payments in the euro area are not stagnating.

    Heike Mai, author of the article for the DBR, claims that the payment volumes in the euro area have risen every year and the year 2015 is expected...

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  • 05 February 2016- News

    Preliminary Trends of the Public Consultation on ICT Standards Plan

    The Commission publishes a first brief analysis of the public consultation on Priority ICT Standards Plan.

    The consultation is part of the Digital Single Market strategy and relates to an action on developing standards and interoperability in...

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  • 02 February 2016- News

    New Proposal on the 700MHz Band

    The Commission presents a proposal on the use of the 470-790 MHz ("700 MHz") frequency band in the EU. It aims to improve internet access for all Europeans and help develop cross-border applications.

    As part of the Digital Single Market...

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  • 27 January 2016- News

    Eurosmart met Bodo Lehmann, member of Oettinger's Cabinet

    Eurosmart was pleased to welcome Bodo Lehmann as a guest speaker.

    During our Council meeting, Eurosmart members had an exchange of views with the member of Oettinger’s cabinet, Bodo Lehmann. Mr Lehmann is in charge of many subjects of interest...

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  • 25 January 2016- News

    Contribution of the European Cybersecurity Industrial Leaders

    At the Forum International de la Cybersécurité (FIC), the European Cybersecurity Industry Leaders (ECIL) workgroup presented to Commissioner Oettinger a report with a set of recommendations to strengthen the cybersecurity in Europe.

    The ECIL...

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  • 19 January 2016- News

    Growth Potential and Competition in the Card Payments Sector

    On 18 January, Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, gave a keynote speech on card payments in Europe.

    In his opening remarks, he recalled that besides cash, card payments are the most widely used payment instrument in Europe....

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  • 19 January 2016- News

    European Parliament Position on the DSM

    On January 19, the European Parliament adopted its report on the Digital Single Market.

    MEP’s have adopted the report on Towards a Digital Single Market act with an overwhelming majority by 551:88. They call to seize the opportunities opened...

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  • 15 January 2016- News

    Cash Management and Payment choices

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has published a working paper on cash management and payment choices in order to explain cash usage despite various payment innovations.

    The working paper is a simulation model based on two optimal cash...

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  • 14 January 2016- News

    The IMCO Committee backed the NIS Directive

    On January 14, the Internal Market Committee has backed the political agreement reached by EU institutions in December on the first EU-wide cybersecurity rules.

    MEP’s have approved by 34 votes to 2 the network and information security (NIS)...

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  • 11 January 2016- News

    Union Work Programme for European Standardisation

    The European Commission published its annual Work Programme for European standardisation for 2016.

    The Commission sets annually its vision for standardisation in identifying strategic priorities. In 2016, ICT standardisation has been...

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  • 07 January 2016- News

    Eurosmart in the 9th ACSIEL Digital Identity Workshop

    Eurosmart supported the 9th ACSIEL Digital Identity workshop which was held in Paris on 14 December.

    The Workshop was a unique opportunity to how national digital identity schemes and electronic trust services are moving toward the Digital...

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  • 07 January 2016- News

    Final Parliamentary Report on the Digital Single Market

    The final report of the European Parliament on the Digital Single Market is now available.

    The Report on Towards a Digital Single Market Act has been recently published. It has been prepared by MEP Kaya Kallas (Estonia, ALDE) and MEP Evelyne...

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  • 22 December 2015- News

    Introduction of the 2016 Rolling Plan on ICT Standardisation

    The European Commission released today the 2016 Rolling Plan on ICT Standardisation.

    The Rolling Plan is an annual work programme which gives a transparent overview of the standardisation activities needed to implement the European policies....

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  • 18 December 2015- News

    Launching of the Public Consultation on Cybersecurity

    The Commission launches today a public consultation on how to best set up a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) on cybersecurity.

    The PPP on cybersecurity will be launched in the course of 2016. Together with the recent political agreement on...

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  • 16 December 2015- News

    Agreement on the Data Protection Reform

    After years of negotiations, an agreement was found on the European Commission’s EU Data Protection Reform with the European Parliament and the Council. The General Data Protection Regulation will set out new rules on privacy in the digital age...

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  • 15 December 2015- News

    Policy Recommendations on Internet of Things

    The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) Policy Working Group counts on 200 various members in order to identify existing or potential market barriers that could prevent the take-up of the Internet of Things in the context of the...

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  • 14 December 2015- News

    Adoption of the DSM Strategy in the EP Committees

    On December, 14, the European Parliament report on the Digital Single Market Act has been adopted by the two leading parliamentary committees.

    The report prepared by Kaya Kallas MEP (Estonia, ALDE) and Evelyne Gebhardt MEP (Germany, S&D) has...

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  • 08 December 2015- News

    Political Agreement on New Cybersecurity Rules

    The EU’s institutions reached a political agreement on the first EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity in order to strengthen network and information security (NIS) across the EU.

    Under the NIS directive, operators of essential services (such...

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  • 07 December 2015- News

    LIBE Opinion on the Digital Single Market

    The Parliamentary Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) stated its opinion on the Digital Single Market (DSM) the 1st December.

    The LIBE Committee particularly stresses the need for compliance with fundamental rights...

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  • 07 December 2015- News

    Final Report of the Smart Borders Pilot Project

    On December 7, the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) heard a presentation by the Director of eu-LISA on the final report of the Smart Borders pilot project.

    The project tested the deployment of...

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  • 25 November 2015- News

    eIDAS Technical Specifications

    On 25 November 2015, version 1.0 of the technical specifications for the eID interoperability architecture was released by the European Commission, along with a sample implementation.

    These technical specifications will flesh out the technical...

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  • 20 November 2015- News

    New measures to strengthen border controls

    INTERPOL welcomes the decision for all EU external border control points to be connected to INTERPOL’s global databases and for automatic screening of travel documents.

    These measures have been decided by EU ministers following the Paris...

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  • 19 November 2015- News

    Meeting the Challenges of Big Data

    On November, 19, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has published his Opinion Meeting the Challenges of Big Data which addressed the rights of privacy and the data protection.

    The opinion of Giovanni Buttarelli aims to launch a...

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  • 16 November 2015- News

    The Council adopts Directive on Payment Services (PSD2)

    The 2007 Directive on an EU-wide single market for payment services has been revised regarding the rapid evolution of methods of initiation of payments.

    After its adoption by the European Parliament in Octoberthe revised Directive (PSD2) has...

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  • 03 November 2015- News

    New Commission Implementing Decision on EIDAS

    After eIDAS Regulation entered into force, the adoption of all implementing acts is ongoing. A new Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/1984 of 3 November 2015 defining the circumstances, formats and procedures of notification pursuant to...

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  • 27 October 2015- News

    MEP's voted on net neutrality and roaming fees

    On October 27, the European Parliament voted a text agreed in June to set net neutrality in EU law and to end roaming charges as from June 2017. It means that when travelling in the EU, mobile phone users will pay the same price as at home, with...

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  • 27 October 2015- News

    French-German conference on Digital agenda

    On October 27, Francois Hollande hosted a French-German conference on Digital agenda in the presence of Angela Merkel.

    The conference aimed to introduce the French-German vision of the Digital Single Market and to promote it among the other 26...

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  • 26 October 2015- News

    ENISA 2016 Work Programme

    ENISA has adopted its 2016 Work Programme which sets out the work that Agency intends to carry out this year.

    ENISA will continue to work on established priorities such as the pan-European cybersecurity exercises or the implementation of...

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  • 21 October 2015- News

    Public consultations on BEREC reports

    During its 24th plenary meeting, BEREC approved two draft reports on Internet of Things and OTT services which will be submitted to public consultations.

    The draft report on enabling the Internet of Things gives BEREC’s survey and assessment...

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  • 21 October 2015- News

    MEP's tabled amendments on the DSM strategy

    The draft report on the Digital Single Market (DSM) Act has been prepared by Kaya Kallas MEP (Estonia, ALDE) from the Industry and Research Committee (ITRE) and Evelyne Gebhardt MEP (Germany, S&D) from the Internal Market and Consumer protection...

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  • 14 October 2015- News

    Eurosmart Vice-President at EIF event

    At the occasion of the World Standards Day, Eurosmart Vice-President Stefane Mouille made a presentation at the European Parliament on the role and value of standards, in the context of the Digital Single Market. 

    The event was organized on...

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  • 14 October 2015- News

    Eurosmart to contribute to GSMA debate on secure online authentication services for EU citizens

    On 14 October 2015, Julien Vintrou (Morpho), on behalf of Eurosmart, participated to GSMA breakfast debate entitled "Mobile Connect: advancing digital society".

    The event gathered industry stakeholders and EU decision makers such as Andrea...

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  • 13 October 2015- News

    Eurosmart at CARTES 2015

    EUROSMART will participate to the CARTES event 2015 from 17 to 19 November 2015. Our booth will be located at N°4J.

    CARTES is the world's leading event focused on payment, identification and mobility innovation.

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  • 13 October 2015- News

    Eurosmart at e-Policist conference

    The ePolicist conference, including the meeting of the e-Mobidig group, will be held on November 4,5 in Slovenia.

    The European Mobile Identification Interoperability Group (e-Mobidig) brings together good practice and advice to EU States in...

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  • 08 October 2015- News

    New rules on Payment Services in the EU

    On October 8, the European Parliament adopted the revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) to replace the original one from 2007.

    The text is expected to provide for modern, efficient and cheap payment services and to enhance protection...

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  • 30 June 2015- News

    ENISA workshop for the Trust Services Market

    ENISA is organising a workshop for the Trust Services market in Brussels on June 30th. François Guérin will represent Eurosmart in the panel "Certification of QSCDs - Needs and issues". For more information, please consult our event webpage.

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  • 22 June 2015- News

    Contexte released an article on eIDAS

    Contexte published an article on eIDAS on 22 June, stating that countries such as France support mandatory certification through standards in Levels of Assurance (LoA) "high", a position shared by Eurosmart.

    Please find the article here.

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  • 08 May 2015- News

    Eurosmart - 2014-2015 Key Achievements

    At the occasion of its General Assembly, Eurosmart published an infography of its key achievements in 2014 and 2015. Internal meetings, exchanges with decision-makers, publication of press releases and position papers: find all the key figures...

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  • 06 May 2015- News

    Shipments of secure elements up by over 12% in 2014

    At its annual General Assembly, Eurosmart released the 2014 figures for the worldwide secure elements shipments and the smart secure contactless markets as well as the corresponding 2015 forecast. It also welcomed growing political awareness for...

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  • 18 November 2014- News

    Eurosmart supports EuroID

    Eurosmart is supporting the EuroID Exhibition and ID World International Congress, which will take place between November 18-20th in Frankfort, Germany. The event will gather manufacturers, solution providers, distributors, system integrators,...

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  • 04 November 2014- News

    Eurosmart at CARTES 2014

    Eurosmart will participate to CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2014, between November 4-6th, in Paris Villepinte. Our booth will be located at n°3C 036.

    At the World Card Summit, Oyvind Rastad, President of Eurosmart, will make a speech and present...

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  • 14 October 2014- News

    eIDAS Regulation launching event - 14 October 2014

    The European Commission, in partnership with Eurosmart, ACSIEL, DTCE, and GSMA organised the eIDAS Regulation launching event in Brussels on October 14th. This high-level event gathered the EU institutions and industry leaders in the electronic...

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  • 06 October 2014- News

    Eurosmart’s participation at ENISA event - 6 October 2014

    The ENISA – EU Agency for Network and Information Security – is organising a workshop on October, 6th 2014 in Brussels on SOGIS-MRA: towards harmonization of ICT security Certification across Europe?. Alain Boudou, Director of Eurosmart’s Product...

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  • 22 September 2014- News

    World Smart Week 2014

    The World Smart Week took place between September 22-25 in Marseille (France), and focused on contactless/mobile, e-ID, M2M and digital security technologies. As founding partner of this initiative, Eurosmart sponsored the “Chip-to-Cloud Security...

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  • 22 September 2014- News

    Eurosmart speeches at the WSW

    Oyvind Rastad, Eurosmart President addressed a keynote speech during the opening session of the World e-ID Congress on September 23rd, focusing on strong authentication schemes. The same day, Detlef Houdeau, Director of the eID Committee has...

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  • 04 August 2014- News

    Eurosmart new leaflet 5 good reasons to join

    Eurosmart's new leaflet gives all information on our association, our members, structure, as well as on the 5 good reasons to join us: advocacy and monitoring, funding, synergies and knowledge-sharing, market trends & forecast and networking.

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  • 01 July 2014- News

    Eurosmart presentation at the ACSIEL workshop

    At the ACSIEL workshop on the 7th of July 2014, Dr Detlef Houdeau, Chairman of the eID Committee, gave a presentation on eID and eSignature programs at national level in Europe.

    The presentation is available here.

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  • 25 June 2014- News

    Eurosmart presentation on Mobile Security

    On June, 25th in Brussels, Mr. Volker Gerstenberger, Convenor of Eurosmart’s mTrust WG, will represent the association in a panel on Mobile Security “by Design” at the European Cyber Security Roundtable in Brussels.

    His presentation “Turning the...

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  • 01 April 2014- News

    ANSSI and BSI publish the eIDAS Token Specification

    The French and German IT security agencies ANSSI and BSI, supported by a large panel of European companies including many Eurosmart members, jointly issued a specification on an eIDAS token. This proposals aims at providing a concrete solution...

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  • 17 June 2013- News

    Eurosmart joins the NIS Platform

    On 17th June 2013, the European Commission launched a European Public-Private Platform on Network and Information Security. Eurosmart was selected to be part of this initiative, and will be involved in the Working Groups of the Platform, in...

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  • 03 June 2013- News

    CARTES - Last call for papers

    Speaking opportunities at Cartes - Contribute to the conference program and submit your proposals prior to 15 June 2013! 2013 Call for papers

    Eurosmart is an official partner of Cartes 2013.

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  • 03 June 2013- News

    World Smart Week 2013

    Combining 4 complementary conferences and an exhibition, World Smart Week (24-27 September 2013) explores the innovation and business opportunities of NFC, e-ID, M2M and Digital Security. 1700 expected participants from 75 countries will hear...

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  • 01 April 2013- News

    Eurosmart Activity Report 2012-2013

    At the occasion of its annual General Assembly, Eurosmart members reviewed the association's activity report for 2012-2013. Reelected Chairman Oyvind Rastad confirmed this was a "rich and rewarding exercise" and particularly outlined Eurosmart's...

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  • 04 March 2013- News

    Eurosmart at Cartes Asia 2013

    On Wednesday 27 March 2013 in Hong-Kong, Jean-Pierre Delesse made a presentation on Eurosmart White Paper "Smart Embedded Security for the M2M" from 2.00pm to 2.45pm. He then introduced Eurosmart's Facts & Figures during while opening the Asian...

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  • 06 November 2012- News

    Eurosmart Demo Zone & Workshop at Cartes 2012

    From 6 to 8 November 2012, Eurosmart ran Live Demos on its booth dedicated to “Security in the Cloud”. Eurosmart companies presenting demos in the demonstration zone were:

    Gemalto: VMfortress

    Giesecke & Devrient: Securing Cloud...

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  • 05 November 2012- News

    New challenges and new opportunities for Smart Security markets

    Eurosmart Chairman Oyvind Rastad shares his views on challenges and new opportunities for Smart Security markets in an article written for Smart Card Trends.

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  • 01 November 2012- News

    NFC - Eurosmart article in the ICMA magazine 2012

    Eurosmart Vice Chairman and convenor of M&T Working Group Oyvind Rastad published an article on NFC in the last publication of the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA).

    This article entitled "NFC - Ensuring security before going...

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  • 23 October 2012- News

    Eurosmart at ISSE 2012

    On Tuesday 23 October 2012 in Brussels, Jan Eichholz made a presentation on Eurosmart White Paper "Security of Mobile Devices, Applications and Transactions".

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  • 16 October 2012- News

    Eurosmart at ID World

    On Tuesday 16 October 2012 in Frankfurt, convenor of the Biometrics Task Force Didier Chaudun made a presentation on "Smart Biometrics for trust and convenience" during the morning session (9:00 to 11:00).

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  • 08 October 2012- News

    Eurosmart at the eID & ePassport Conference in ASIA

    On Monday 8 October 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, convenor of the eID Working Group Detlef Houdeau moderated a panel entitled 'Approaching eID Interoperability". He made a presentation on the 'Landscape of Interoperability Programs Europe".

    See the eID...

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  • 01 October 2012- News

    Eurosmart presents cybersecurity issues at the World Smart Week

    Eurosmart's Chairman Oyvind Rastad participated to the Plenary Opening of the World eID Congress, during the World Smart Week (Nice, France). Oyvind Rastad notably presented current security issues faced in the cyber-word, along as solutions...

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  • 17 September 2012- News

    Eurosmart at World Smart Week 2012

    World Smart Week is designed to foster exchanges among world-class experts and leading professionals in Contactless, e-ID and digital security technologies. The event took place from the 17th to the 21st of September 2012 in Nice Acropolis,...

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  • 03 September 2012- News

    Don't miss the speaking opportunities during the World Smart Week !

    The calls for papers for the 3 events co-located in Nice, in September 2012 (former "Smart Event"), are now open. The deadline for submitting a proposal was postponed to 30 March 2012.

    The World Smart Week is structured around three main events...

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  • 20 June 2012- News

    Security and privacy in the digital world - Eurosmart event

    On 20 June 2012, EUROSMART invited a number of European stakeholders to debate with experts from the Smart Security Industry on solutions that enhance the usability of digital services while protecting privacy and combating fraud.

    At this...

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  • 04 June 2012- News

    Eurosmart presentation at ID World Brazil 2012

    Eurosmart took part to the ID World Brazil 2012, on 4-5 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro. Annick Alligier from Eurosmart eID Working Group made a presentation entitled "All-time high for Government ID - What are the drivers? It was part of the stream...

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  • 21 May 2012- News

    Eurosmart presentation at SDW 2012


    Eurosmart took part to the Security Document World 2012 conference, on 21-23 May 2012 in London. Ingo Liersch from Eurosmart eID Working Group made a presentation entitled "All-time high for Government ID - What are the drivers?", part of the...

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  • 01 November 2011- News

    Live demos at Cartes 2011

    The digital society is more than ever undergoing a paradigm shift thanks to the evolution to a more mobile society. The Smart Security Industry remains at the forefront of innovation by providing state-of-the-art solutions such as M2M, NFC and...

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  • 01 June 2011- News

    cybersecurity and ethical hacking



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