Amsterdam – Nov. 2, 2015 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has joined the European Network for Cyber-Security (ENCS). As an ENCS partner, Gemalto is providing support and expertise to European utilities managing the security and privacy challenges of large-scale smart grid and smart metering deployments.
ENCS was founded as a non-profit organization to address the evolving security challenges of an increasingly digital energy marketplace. It brings together the knowledge and resources of member and partner organizations across academia, government and business to secure critical European energy infrastructures. Offering a solid platform of applied research and expertise, the organization helps define technical security requirements, provide component and end-to-end testing, and deliver education and training for industry stakeholders.
Gemalto has been an integral part of the energy industry's digital transformation since the first smart meter roll-outs more than a decade ago. In addition, Gemalto brings its recognized know-how in delivering mass-market security solutions to sensitive industries such as government and banking. This combined experience provides practical knowledge and support for the critical infrastructure operators within the utility sector.
"ENCS is leading cyber security collaboration in Europe and our members warmly welcome Gemalto as new Partner," says Michael John, Director of Consulting Services at ENCS. "We trust Gemalto to help and support the industry in defining best practices and requirements to enable the transition to a scalable, robust, secure and digitized smart energy world."
"In joining the ENCS, Gemalto gains the valuable opportunity to bring expertise and further explore all challenges faced by customers in the swiftly evolving digital energy marketplace," says Thomas Weisshaupt, Director of Smart Energy for Gemalto. "Industry collaboration has never been more critical to advancing secure smart energy systems and we look forward to working hand-in-hand with other stakeholders to build trust across a privacy enhanced European energy grid."
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in
digital security, with 2014 annual revenues of €2.5 billion and blue-chip customers in over 180 countries.
Gemalto helps people trust one another in an increasingly connected digital world. Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this fast moving mobile and digital environment, we enable companies and administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and internet-of-things and transport ticketing systems.
Gemalto’s unique technology portfolio - from advanced cryptographic software embedded in a variety of familiar objects, to highly robust and scalable back-office platforms for authentication, encryption and digital credential management - is delivered by our world-class service teams. Our 14,000 employees operate out of 99 offices, 34 personalization and data centers, and 24 research and software development centers located in 46 countries.
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