“The program committee was blown away by your Powerpoint slides”, said a member of the organizing team at RSA 2020 to cryptovision’s Klaus Schmeh. As one of very few Germans, Klaus was chosen to give a presentation at the conference part of the event, which represents the world’s largest crypto gathering with over 45,000 attendees. Titled “Understanding and Explaining Post-Quantum Crypto with Cartoons”, the talk introduced the main post-quantum crypto algorithms with every slide showing a cartoon. Over 200 people in the audience proved as blown away by the presentation as the program committee.
cryptovision’s Adam Ross gave a talk, too. At the German-American IT Security Forum, hosted by the German industry association, TeleTrusT, he spoke about “Securing the Internet of Things – Embedded Security Made in Germany”.
Along with their co-worker Lutz Feldhege, Adam and Klaus ran a booth at the German pavilion of the exhibition part of RSA 2020, showcasing cryptovision products such as the smart credential middleware SCinterface and the PKI solution CAmelot. With about 600 booths, RSA once again qualified as the largest crypto exhibition in the world. Cryptovision is proud to have been a part of this great event.
Event website: https://www.rsaconference.com/events/us20
The German IT security year traditionally starts with Omnisecure in Berlin.
cryptovision has been visiting the conference for years, this year we were represented by two colleagues:
Managing Director Marco Smeja presented insights on the complexity of VS-compliant e-mail security (nato-restricted) and Ben Drisch was present to answer questions in a special forum on the implementation of the cash security regulation. Both forums were hosted by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), an important directive authority for all market participants. cryptovision offers both segments, the VS market and the cash register market, certified and approved products, and so the discussions during the breaks were particularly stimulating and productive this year.
cryptovision was present at this year’s TRUSTECH in Cannes (26th-28th Nov 2019). Every year in November, this renowned event for electronic identities, payment and security invites representatives from the private and public sector from all over the world to the “Palais des Festivals et des Congrès”, the same glamorous location, where the Golden Palm is awarded during the Cannes film festival.
After Cannes was plagued by thunderstorms the day before, TRUSTECH awaited its visitors just in time with clear weather and mild temperatures. The pleasant atmosphere was also reflected in the event.
The high number of representatives from the ID segment, both industrial and governmental, made the fair a hotspot for the exchange of eID solutions and provided ground for high-quality dialogue. Although the fair was organised more compactly, all key players of the industry were represented.
This allowed cryptovision to meet with customers from all over the world and also to initiate important meetings with governmental and industrial partners. The impressions and conversations will contribute to cryptovision’s roadmap of new products and help set up new distribution channels.
Not to blow our own trumpet, but it’s probably fair to say that one of the off-piste highlights of the three day stay was our very own TRUSTECH cryptonite. The cryptonite has become an integral part of the Cannes experience and continues to grow in popularity year after year. For the customers and partners who were lucky enough to receive an invitation, the party was undoubtedly one night to remember. More than 100 people attended and celebrated together until the early hours of the morning.
Today, at the two-day G20 Compact with Africa in Berlin, representatives of the twelve participating countries, from the G20 countries and from international organisations will meet. Compact is the core element of a new cooperation with Africa. The aim is to improve the conditions for private investment and employment opportunities in Africa together with African countries. “We do not want to talk over the heads of Africans. We want to cooperate with African countries”, explains Angela Merkel.
Before the meeting at the Chancellor’s Office, an international investor conference will take place, attended by the German Chancellor, African heads of state and government, other politicians and representatives of companies that have invested in the twelve participating states.
cryptovision welcomes Compact and is looking forward to the newly emerging opportunities. With a focus on secure identity solutions, we have been successfully active with eID projects on the African continent since 2011 – for example in Nigeria and Ghana. We value the close cooperation with local IT companies.
Modern, digital identity systems are an important investment and future topic in many African countries. The ID4Africa initiative, which was founded in 2014 and has long since become an important movement, has set itself the task of promoting such systems in African countries. With an electronic ID document, the owner can work legally and make use of services such as healthcare and banking. eID documents are thus a basis for the upswing in emerging countries and the basis for foreign investment and partnerships.
We at cryptovision are pleased to contribute to this development with our innovative eID solutions. We are convinced of the importance of digital identity systems and look forward to future projects.
ePasslet Suite v3 – cryptovision’s Java card framework for electronic ID documents – will be available in 2020 on SECORA™ ID, Infineon’s new Java card operating system. Using ePasslet Suite, users of SECORA™ ID can easily and flexibly implement numerous eID functions. SECORA™ ID is the newest member of Infineon’s established SECORA family. SECORA™ ID is a smart card operating system based on the widely used Java Card standard. It was specifically developed as a platform for electronic ID cards.
SECORA™ ID is being certified according to Common Criteria EAL 6+ and EMVCo. In addition to Infineon’s in-house applet collection, SECORA™ ID also supports the proven ePasslet Suite by cryptovision. This solution considerably expands the functionality of SECORA™ ID by offering about a dozen additional applications. All common eID documents can be implemented this way, with a wide variety of configuration options as well as adaptations to national and project-specific requirements being possible – including electronic identity documents with several applications. The functionality includes the addition of applications on documents already issued. Cryptovision’s managing director Markus Hoffmeister: “We are delighted that Infineon customers can now use our suite on this new platform. The partnership with Infineon is another important milestone on our successful path in the eID market”. With Infineon’s SECORA™ ID as additional platform for ePasslet Suite, cryptovision gains access to another huge market: 70 percent of the worldwide population use identification documents based on Infineon’s security chips. To the Infineon press release