Eviden Digital Identity at ID4Africa

Eviden Digital Identity at ID4Africa

More than 2000 participants and over 100 exhibitors from all over the world will be present when ID4Africa opens its doors for the eighth time from May 21 to 24. The venue for this year’s edition is Cape Town in South Africa. ID4Africa is regarded as the most important forum for electronic ID cards and digital identities in Africa – a continent with well over a billion people who need secure digital access to the Internet, public authorities and banks.

As in previous years, Eviden Digital Identity – with the brands cryptovision and Idnomic – will be represented at ID4Africa with a stand (B16). Visitors will be able to find out about Eviden Digital Identity’s Citizen ID product portfolio, which has grown significantly in recent years. In addition to the eID-PKI solutions, this includes the eID middleware cryptovision SCinterface, the Java card framework cryptovision ePasslet Suite and much more. All of these solutions have been used for years in numerous African and other countries and have proven themselves in practice. Find out more at ID4Africa 2024.

ID4Africa 2024 website: https://id4africaevents.com/2024/conference/


New white paper on post-quantum migration

New white paper on post-quantum migration

In ten years, there will be quantum computers that can crack RSA and other crypto algorithms. This is the worst-case assumption of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), which is why there will soon be regulations requiring security-critical IT systems to migrate to post-quantum processes. But how does a company or public authority go about switching to the new algorithms as smoothly as possible? A new “PQC Migration Guide” from Eviden provides the answer. The 16-page guide covers crypto agility, crypto inventories, Mosca’s theorem, and numerous other topics that play a role in post-quantum migration. The “PQC Migration Guide” is available for free download.

PQC Migration Guide for downloadhttps://www.cryptovision.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/EVIDEN-PQC-Migration-Guide.pdf

Cryptovision receives Common Criteria certificate from BSI

Cryptovision receives Common Criteria certificate from BSI

This year cryptovision was again present at the RSA conference in San Francisco, one of the world’s most important events for IT security. And of course cryptovision participated again in the traditional evening reception with the German consul. This time, the venue was a club not far from the famous Transamerica Pyramid, hosted by the industry association TeleTrusT. During this ceremony cryptovision received a Common Criteria certificate for the Jacolyn CSP (version 2) from the hands of BSI department head Dr. Günther Welsch. The Jacolyn CSP is a Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP) that can be used as a cryptographic security core for numerous applications, including the cryptovision TSE v2 for cash registers. The architecture of this product is in line with the CSP concept developed by the BSI, which provides for the encapsulation of crypto functions and enables easy integration without specialized cryptographic knowledge. By certifying the Jacolyn CSP, cryptovision strengthens its position as a provider of secure and easy-to-use crypto solutions.

Jacolyn CSP website: https://www.cryptovision.com/en/products/secure-id-applications/jacolyn-csp/

cryptovision’s ePasslet Suite on NXP passes 100 million mark

cryptovision’s ePasslet Suite on NXP passes 100 million mark

It is a collaboration that pays off for all parties involved: At the end of 2021, NXP has sold the hundred millionth chip with a license of cryptovision’s ePasslet Suite product.

The ePasslet Suite is a Java card framework for electronic ID documents. From electronic ID cards to electronic passports and signature cards, it can be used to quickly and easily implement almost any electronic identity document. The product is used in more than 30 projects in over 25 countries around the world.

cryptovision and the semiconductor manufacturer NXP® Semiconductors have been working together since 2010 to provide customers around the world with a secure platform for identity documents. The ePasslet suite framework is most commonly used on NXP’s Java Card operating system JCOP®. In addition, NXP offers the ePasslet Suite (under the name eDoc Suite) in its own product portfolio. Meanwhile, customers in Armenia, Ecuador, Ghana, Moldova, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uzbekistan and other countries are using this solution – as the number of licenses shows, with great success.

“The fact that we have now exceeded the 100 million mark with NXP proves on the one hand the high quality of the ePasslet Suite,” reports Rüdiger Horn of cryptovision. “On the other hand, the cooperation with NXP, its smart card chips and the Java card operating system JCOP is ideal to offer customers a proven platform for cryptovision’s ePasslet Suite.” Meanwhile, development continues: the new ePasslet Suite 4.0 version for JCOP 4.5, which has several new features, is expected to be available by the end of 2022.

ePasslet Suite web site: https://www.cryptovision.com/en/products/secure-id-applications/epasslet-suite/


Protecting confidential data for the future: Whitepaper explains post-quantum cryptography

Protecting confidential data for the future: Whitepaper explains post-quantum cryptography

Do you know lattice-based cryptographic methods? Or multivariate signatures? If not, then you should look into them, because these and a few other methods are currently on the rise. They belong to the so-called “post-quantum cryptography”. This term covers those crypto methods that protect against the great sword of Damocles that currently threatens cryptology: quantum computers.

A quantum computer uses the effects of quantum physics and thus functions completely differently than a conventional computer. A mature quantum computer could decrypt almost all asymmetric crypto methods currently in use with little effort. Fortunately, the devices of this type available so far are still far from being practically usable. But technological development is advancing, and in just a few years, powerful quantum computers could become a reality, rendering large portions of crypto implementations in use around the world useless overnight. To pre-empt such a digital apocalypse, one should already start working on those crypto methods that cannot be cracked with quantum computers – i.e., post-quantum cryptography.

Unfortunately, the various post-quantum methods are mathematically extremely demanding and thus not easy to understand. cryptovision has therefore made it its business for years to explain the subject in a clear way. In articles and lectures, the company’s employees present their audience with easy-to-understand descriptions of the most important post-quantum methods – based on vivid analogies and illustrated with comic drawings. Among others, the RSA conference in San Francisco and the 44CON hacker conference in London included such a lecture in their program.

Now cryptovision has taken another step in this direction: As of today, a whitepaper on post-quantum cryptography is available for download on the company’s web site. It explains the general post-quantum basics as well as the most important algorithms – including lattice-based crypto methods and multivariate signatures.

Post-quantum cryptography is undoubtedly a challenging topic. With cryptovision’s new whitepaper you will find a good introduction.

Whitepaper “Post-Quanten-Kryptografe” (German): https://www.cryptovision.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Whitepaper_Post_Quantum_Kryptografie_210421.pdf

Atos strengthens its cybersecurity offering thanks to the acquisition of German cryptography specialist cryptovision

Atos strengthens its cybersecurity offering thanks to the acquisition of German cryptography specialist cryptovision

Paris, France and Munich, Germany – April 20, 2021 Atos today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire cv cryptovision GmbH, a leader in state-of-the-art cryptographic products and solutions for securing digital identities. This acquisition will strengthen Atos’ cybersecurity product lines and boost the company’s business in the public sector and defense market in Europe.

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, cryptovision designs, develops and implements cryptography software, security solutions and hardware products. Its unique solutions are made in Germany, certified by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and accredited by the NATO. The company has a proven track-record of successfully addressing organizations’ digital security challenges, in particular those in the public and defense sectors, as well as other sectors with highly demanding regulations and security standards.

The combination of the two companies will enable numerous synergies in their go-to-market approach. Atos will benefit from cryptovision’s strong network of resellers and global technology partnerships in the e-ID markets. cryptovision will benefit from Atos’ trusted relationship with European government customers and the Group’s ability to deliver end-to-end integrated solutions on national and international scale.

“We are delighted to welcome cryptovision to the Atos family and to work together to develop even more effective security solutions that meet growing cybersecurity and privacy needs. cryptovision products complete the existing Atos cybersecurity products portfolio so we will be able to address new projects and customers, both in the German market and internationally. This strategic move further expands Atos’ strategy to strengthen its cybersecurity presence, capabilities and portfolio worldwide.” says Pierre Barnabé, Senior Executive Vice President, Global Head of Big Data & Security at Atos.

“With the now agreed affiliation with Atos, cryptovision benefits in many ways – in particular through the global presence and comprehensive cyber security expertise of an international group. At the same time, cryptovision will be able to expand its technological depth of value creation for its customers,” says Markus Hoffmeister, Founder and CEO of cryptovision.

The transaction is expected to close by end of Q3 2021 and is subject to the approval of the local governance and regulatory bodies of both parties.

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 105,000 employees and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos operates under the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space. www.atos.net

Atos contacts

Investor Relations: Gilles Arditti – +33 (0)1 73 26 00 66 – gilles.arditti@atos.net

Global Press Relations: Lucie Duchateau – +33 (0)7 62 85 35 10 – lucie.duchateau@atos.net

Germany Press Relations: Stefan Pieper – +49 178 4686875 – stefan.pieper@atos.net

Stefan Pieper, Tel.: +49 178 4686875, E-Mail: stefan.pieper@atos.net

About cryptovision

cv cryptovision GmbH is one of the leading specialists for modern, user-friendly cryptography and secure electronic identities. With its solutions, over 250 million people world-wide and a multitude of institutions in the digital world protect themselves against hacker attacks, manipulation, misuse of identities and espionage. cryptovision addresses various industries such as public administration, health, auto-motive, finance & insurance, energy or IT. Its customers include countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Ecuador, institutions such as the German Armed Forces, the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the city of New York and companies such as E.ON, VW and Allianz

cryptovision contact:

Veronica von Preysing, SVP Marketing – +49 173 308 2298 – veronica.preysing@cryptovision.com