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
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
to faster mobile networks
The growing dominance of smartphones and deployments of 4G/LTE networks
creates new possibilities for mobile services.
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.
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
of digital payment in many forms
Cash is being replaced by digital payment methods - of which the
fastest-growing is mobile.
- Increasing online and mobile banking
People are now banking at home from their computers and increasingly
using a mobile app
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
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