Facebook Accounts an Alternative to National eID in Daily Life?

       Facebook Accounts an Alternative to National eID in Daily Life?

  PR Newswire

  AACHEN and BERLIN, Germany, October 22, 2013

AACHEN and BERLIN, Germany, October 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

- Utimaco hosts the 5th National eID & ePass Conference in Berlin from October
28 to 29, together with Primekey and Multicert

More than 300 experts from the economic and administrative realms around the
world will be discussing the latest issues surrounding digital IDs at the 5th
National eID & ePass Conference. These include technical standards, new
developments and trends, and societal as well as administrative experience
with eID and ePass. One of the main topics will concern commercial user
accounts for Facebook, Google and similar for authentication of people using
third-party online services.

With its host of workshops and podium discussions, the conference focuses on
the exchange of information and ideas across borders and across all areas of
expertise, and on the discussion with one another, beyond national interests
and proprietary standards. "In our globalized world, the people-with their
consumer habits-and international corporations-with their processes-are caught
in the middle of national regulations and interoperability," explains Andreas
Philipp, Head of Sales CryptoServer for Utimaco. The main issues, therefore,
are secure authentication and the question of trust in electronic
identification and applications that eID and ePass leverage.

Hardware security modules (HSMs) featuring active tamper protection-like those
by Utimaco-offer the technological basis all stakeholders need: From the
manufacturers of eIDs to the managers of the infrastructure for border control
to third-party service providers who use eIDs for authentication. The HSMs set
off a chain reaction of trust; they cannot be manipulated and delete all data
automatically and completely, even when it comes to the most clever hacking
attempts. As a result, one of the conference's main topics will also center on
technology: Which requirements will users demand of HSMs in the future and
what do HSMs already offer today?

High-caliber representatives from the EU and various other countries, as well
as representatives from public offices such as Bundesdruckerei, Germany's
Federal Printing Office, or from the scientific realm such as Fraunhofer
Institute, will be some of the speakers on hand-who also include journalists
and business representatives. Utimaco's years-long partner, Primekey from
Sweden, in particular, and the Portuguese provider of security solutions,
Multicert, play a special role at all eID & ePass Conferences. After all, they
are the ones who launched the conference five years ago and took Utimaco on
board for hosting this conference in Germany.

Read more about HSMs as an anchor of trust for eID applications at
hsm.utimaco.com and get all the conference details at http://www.eid-epass.org

About Utimaco

Utimaco Safeware AG has been a global leading provider for data encryption and
the related cryptography for 25 years. The division of Hardware Security
Modules (HSM) provides a comprehensive product portfolio for security
requirements in industrial applications including the only freely-programmable
HSM technology. Utimaco HSM develops and produces its CryptoServer product
lines exclusively in its German headquarters. Utimaco HSM operates globally
through its own sales and service network in Germany and North America and
through its international partner network.

Press contact Tanja Tölke Marketing Manager HSM Utimaco Safeware AG
Germanusstr. 4 DE-52080 AachenGermany Fon: +49-241-1696-210 Fax:
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