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MENAFN Press - 06/11/2012

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(MENAFN Press) PARIS - Tuesday, November 6th 2012

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces joining the Partnership for Cyber Resilience - a global initiative developed by the World Economic Forum in support of fostering a trusted share digital space and supported by leading global companies. Gemalto will work alongside the initiative partners to identify and address emerging global needs and systemic risks that arise from the increasing digital connectivity of people, processes and objects. The company brings its global experience in digital security applied in particular to authenticated mobile security, trusted cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment security and efficiency. Gemalto will also bring in the expertise acquired through its numerous contributions to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) security standards.

This new initiative reinforces Gemalto's continued commitment to making trust and security an essential pre-requisite for connecting people in human and enterprise transactions effectively. Gemalto is also an active member of the Trust in Digital Life consortium (TDL), a European Commission backed research initiative that brings together European public and private stakeholders to set out and implement a vision for trustworthy ICT-related products, with a view to address fundamental societal issues raised by new digital technologies and to boost user adoption.

"Gemalto recognizes the need for leading companies to come together to ensure that trust and security form the bedrock of our interconnected digital world," commented Olivier Piou, Chief Executive Officer of Gemalto. "We encourage this initiative by the World Economic Forum to create a common ground for global companies to actively promote and develop strategies which ensure the sustained growth and stability of the networked economy. Gemalto will draw from its long history of industry-leading security and identity protection expertise to contribute to this effort."

Members of the Partnership for Cyber Resilience community include notably ABSA, BT, HSBC, TATA consultancy services, Thomson Reuters and Visa.

To know more about the subject, you can read keynote speech from Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda Securing our Cyber-world, at the Top Level Conference on Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems and Smart Grids/Amsterdam, 16 October 2012.


About Gemalto
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2011 annual revenues of ‚2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries.We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work “ anytime, everywhere “ in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.Gemalto develops secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these secure products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services they enable. Our innovations offer more ways for our clients to enhance the convenience and security of people's digital lives.Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com, blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

 






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