What is Digital Security?

Every day, everywhere, digital technology is generating new possibilities; new ways to work and play, to transact and interact. We’re surrounded by digital identities and data which need to be exchanged over networks with organizations, people and devices.

As more and more of these devices get connected, they can help us access a range of services including communications, payment and eGovernment. The benefits are obvious – but there are security implications too. Potentially, there are risks for individual identities as well as personal, corporate and government information.

So to safeguard access to these services, two questions are being asked everywhere, millions of times a second. Not by people, but by devices.

"Are you who you say you are?" and "Is my data safe with you?"

Digital Security means answering those questions with solutions that protect and enhance assets and interactions.

Gemalto and Digital Security

Companies and governments use Gemalto's embedded software and products, and platforms and services, to ask and answer these questions, securely and reliably. We enable our clients - and their customers, employees and citizens - to pay, communicate and identify themselves with confidence.

Trends in digital security

  1. Migration to faster mobile networks
    The growing dominance of smartphones and deployments of 4G/LTE networks creates new possibilities for mobile services.

  2. People using multiple mobile devices
    With the boom in mobile products such as tablets people often have more than one connected device, and they want access to services in the same way, wherever they are.

  3. More things connected by mobile
    Electricity meters, cars, heart monitors -the list of connected devices is growing and often the easiest ways to hook them up is through the mobile network

  4. Growth of digital payment in many forms
    Cash is being replaced by digital payment methods - of which the fastest-growing is mobile.

  5. Increasing online and mobile banking
    People are now banking at home from their computers and increasingly using a mobile app

  6. Migration to the cloud
    Businesses are moving more of their data to the cloud, and letting employees access corporate networks from their own personal devices. They want to benefit from the flexibility and convenience without compromising on security.

  7. Growth in eIdentity documents and eGovernment services
    There will soon be billions of eID documents in circulation and governments are using them to allow secure access to eGovernment portals and other services.