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21 November 2013



World Card Summit: 'Significant opportunities and challenges,' says G&D

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Speaking on cloud-based security and mobility at this year’s World Card Summit Axel Deininger, Giesecke & Devrient’s President and Head of Secure Devices Division, said that the already large number of ‘Card not Present’ transactions offer security solution providers significant opportunities and challenges. But, he added, solutions for data encryption can in many cases be derived from existing portfolios – the key is providing both access and secure end-to-end solutions.

The enterprise security market is growing massively, noted Gemalto’s CEO Olivier Piou. Mobile phones and tablets are the principle drivers however the cloud creates particular challenges because of the proliferation of solutions. Multi-factor ID has progressed but needs to progress further, said Stephan Hofschen, CEO of Infineon Technologies’s Chip Card Division; some form of standardised access is needed and Piou noted that One-Time Password technology is relatively easy to deploy.

Steve Owen, SVP of Identification Sales at NXP Semiconductors, observed that on the consumer side organisations such as Google are pushing more security-related features. “But,” he added, “in the same way that many people only buy a burglar alarm once they’ve been burgled, we need to make people realise the security threat before something happens.”


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