Category Archives: Security & Safety

Security & Safety Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Gemalto and Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec to make secure and innovative health insurance cards for the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ)

AMSTERDAM, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO), the world leader in digital security, and the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) have been chosen to produce secure and innovative health insurance cards for the Régie de … Read the full press release

Worldwide study explores how 370 industrial organizations protect their operational technology (OT) assets from cyberattacks

COLOGNE, Germany / Littleton, CO, USA, Singapore, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — TÜV Rheinland, a leading expert in digital transformation and cybersecurity, today announced the results of a worldwide study, exploring how 370 industrial organizations protect their operational technology (OT) assets … Read the full press release

Unica, a Triton Fund IV company strengthens its specialized fire safety activities with the acquisition of Boele Fire Protection

HOEVELAKEN/ EDE, The Netherlands, 15-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Unica, a Triton Fund IV company, announced the acquisition of Boele Fire Protection, a specialist in water supply for fire protection systems. The acquisition will strengthen Unica’s specialized fire safety activities, which Unica operates … Read the full press release

ASSA ABLOY to acquire a leading supplier of electronic and mechanical key management systems in the US

STOCKHOLM, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire KEYper Systems, a leading supplier of electronic and mechanical key management systems in the US with a strong presence in the automotive segment. KEYper Systems was established in … Read the full press release

BAE Systems to open an office at the new Georgia Cyber Center located on the Nathan Deal Campus for Innovation in downtown Augusta

BAE Systems intends to sign a lease to open an office at the new Georgia Cyber Center to to grow its presence. FARNBOROUGH, 11-Jan-201 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems intends to sign a lease to open an office at the new Georgia Cyber … Read the full press release

China’s largest bank ICBC awarded Gemalto a three-year agreement to continue supplying contactless cards

SINGAPORE, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Gone are the days where cash was king in China. According to China Tech Insights’ report last year, 74 percent of Chinese consumers said they could live for more than a month with only 100 RMB (which is … Read the full press release

UK DFID announced further support to clear explosives from schools, hospitals and roads in Iraq

More than a million Iraqis whose lives were devastated by Daesh safely returned home in 2018, made possible in part thanks to UK aid funded mine clearance work. LONDON, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — More than a million Iraqis whose lives have … Read the full press release

Neil Bush to succeed Sian MacLeod OBE as Head of the UK’s Delegation to the OSCE

Mr Neil Bush is to succeed Ms Sian MacLeod OBE as Head of the United Kingdom’s Delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in March 2019. LONDON, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Mr Neil Bush has been appointed … Read the full press release

Thomas Tschersich, Cyber Defense at Deutsche Telekom: Cybersecurity 2019 – Time for an interface detox

Security trends in 2019: The Internet of Things Open Doors Contactless payment attracts unwelcome attention AI declares war on bots BONN, 27-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — A first glance, you might think that the security trends in 2019 are just the same old risks … Read the full press release

Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) takes EUR 65 million from NIB for safety system upgrades in two existing nuclear power plant units in Finland

HELSINKI, 19-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and the Finnish energy company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) have signed a loan agreement of EUR 65 million financing safety system upgrades in two existing nuclear power plant units in Finland. This ten-year loan will contribute to TVO’s refurbishment project … Read the full press release

ASSA ABLOY announces acquisition of leading designer and manufacturer of high performance door sealing systems based in the UK

STOCKHOLM, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ASSA ABLOY has acquired Lorient, a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance door sealing systems based in the UK with half of sales exported outside of the UK and EU. “I am very pleased to … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz: EQC’s accident safety was validated at the Mercedes-Benz technology centre for vehicle safety (TFS)

combined power consumption: 22.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, provisional figures [1] STUTTGART, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The new Mercedes-Benz EQC (combined power consumption: 22.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, provisional figures)[1] is also a genuine Mercedes when it comes … Read the full press release

European Commission: more efforts needed from the European Parliament and the Council to deliver results on all pending security proposals ahead of the EP elections in May 2019

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission is today (11 December 2018) reporting on progress made in building a genuine and effective Security Union since the October European Council. Good progress is being achieved on a number of security initiatives, … Read the full press release

Gemalto to bring additional convenience and security to the traveler’s experience via biometric boarding in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport

AMSTERDAM, 07-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) announces a joint pilot with a leading airline to bring additional convenience and security to the traveler’s experience via biometric boarding in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The test … Read the full press release

Pepper IoT, Kudelski Group collaborate to protect IoT service providers and retailers from cybersecurity risks

Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, Phoenix (AZ) and Kansas City (MO), USA, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S), the world leader in digital security, and Pepper IoT, the Internet of Things platform and service provider, announced today a long-term collaboration to … Read the full press release

Infineon Technologies AG and IDEX Biometrics partner to advance the biometric card landscape

Joint news release by Infineon and IDEX Biometrics MUNICH/ OSLO, 03-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Working together to advance the biometric card landscape: Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), the global leader in smart card payment solutions, and IDEX Biometrics … Read the full press release

Award ceremony for the 60th Anniversary of NATO’s Science for Peace Programme

BRUSSELS, 29-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On Thursday 29 November 2018 from 13:00 to 17:30, NATO will mark the 60th Anniversary of the Science for Peace Programme (SPS) with an award ceremony. On that occasion, the Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable … Read the full press release

SGS partners with EuroPrivacy to deliver certification services that demonstrates GDPR compliance

Data protection has been at the forefront of corporate and regulatory discussions over the past several years. It reached a pivotal moment with the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018. GENEVA, 28-Nov-2018 … Read the full press release

Covestro to present an integrated passport concept for multiple security needs at the TRUSTECH trade fair

LEVERKUSEN, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From November 27- 29, 2018, the card and ID card industry will meet again in Cannes in southern France to present their latest developments at the TRUSTECH trade fair. Covestro has more than 30 years of … Read the full press release

Telefónica launches convergent security services browsing securely through the Movistar network and on devices

First operator in the world to offer a convergent security service of these characteristics With Conexión Segura service both navigation and devices are protected. Movistar Junior is launched, an application for smartphones and tablets with which children will be able … Read the full press release

Strengthened Schengen Information System: New alerts on criminals; Greater vigilance; Stronger data protection; Improved interoperability

BRUSSELS, 20-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (19 November 2018), the Council adopted the Commission’s proposal to strengthen the Schengen Information System (SIS), Europe’s most widely used information sharing system for migration, security and border management. A political priority for 2018-2019 and a key … Read the full press release

SAP Security Research and TU Darmstadt partner to investigate quantum-resistant security technologies for software development processes

WALLDORF, 19-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced a cooperation between the SAP Security Research organization and the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), one of the leading security centers in Germany, to investigate quantum-resistant security technologies for software development processes at SAP. … Read the full press release

Capgemini commits to promote a safer online world by joining the Cybersecurity Tech Accord

Industry initiative bolsters cybersecurity for customers and enables companies to cooperate in efforts to tackle the rising number of malicious cyberattacks globally PARIS, 13-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini today announced that it has joined the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a growing global alliance of 60+ leading … Read the full press release

Infineon Technologies and NEXT Biometrics join forces to develop a reference design for biometric payment cards

Includes all Elements to Simplify and Expedite Biometric Smart Card Technology Joint Market News of NEXT Biometrics and Infineon Technologies MUNICH/ OSLO, 09-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), the global leader in smart card payment solutions … Read the full press release

electronica 2018: Infineon Security Partner Network members will present their security solutions at the Infineon booth

MUNICH, 09-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Internet of Things (IoT) connects millions of devices from huge industrial machines to tiny remote sensors. Yet from one application to another, security requirements vary considerably. To develop customized solutions, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä Digitalisation: We have a 360-degree approach to creating a safe and compliant operating environment for marine and energy companies

Operators in the marine and energy industries face increasing demands when it comes to security throughout their product and service lifecycles. Digitalisation is taking over the marine and energy industries, building the importance of cyber security for data protection and … Read the full press release

ILC Dover to Open New Production Facility in Blarney, Ireland for Added Capabilities, Capacity and Jobs

Expansion positions ILC as leading single use powder handling solutions provider to the global pharma & biopharma market FREDERICA, DE, USA, 01-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ILC Dover, a global leader in flexible containment solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry … Read the full press release

Redstor defies Brexit uncertainties by expanding into mainland Europe

READING, 01-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Redstor, a leading UK-headquartered cloud data management SaaS company, is targeting mainland Europe as part of aggressive growth plans to treble business by 2020. Paul Evans, Redstor co-founder and chief executive, is refusing to allow … Read the full press release

Telefónica is one of the first companies in the world to establish ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI) guidelines

These principles place people at the centre and guarantee respect for human rights in any environment and process in which AI is used. They place special emphasis on equality, transparency, clarity, privacy, and security in all the markets in which … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics and Karamba Security partner to provide even stronger cybersecurity protection for in-vehicle systems

Karamba Carwall adds another layer of protection to ST Telemaco3P Processor  Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Geneva, Switzerland, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Karamba Security, a world-leading provider of automotive cybersecurity, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the … Read the full press release