Secure Systems for Electronic Services User Verification

01/09/2014 to 31/08/2017

This innovation project is focused on increasing users’ privacy, security and comfort during their use of electronic services. The project is primarily aimed at the research and development of a new generation of access, authentication and accounting systems and their integration into existing systems of the applicant.

The utilization of new technologies is planned, mainly the use of the NFC (Near Field Communication) technology for a short-range data transfer, which is currently available in modern smart-phones. The project goal is to replace the single-use devices, such as smart-cards and magnetic cards, by a universal device, the smart-phone.

The reasons are: increased user comfort, simple centralized management with connection to identity management databases in corporate environments and increased security by way of using modern cryptography.

The particular goal of the project is to provide privacy protection, which is becoming more and more important today. Results of previous research into privacy protection cryptographic protocols are used and implemented into new commercial applications. Furthermore, a hardware verification terminal supporting RFID, NFC and QR codes will be developed. The general goal, achieved by the completion of particular goals above, is the increase of user comfort and security of electronic services and stronger protection of privacy and digital identity

Wednesday, 8 August, 2018


Outcomes and key themes from ICT 2018 Session on Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society

On 5 December 2018, the Digital Single Market of the European Commission sponsored a session on the topic of “Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society”. The highly-popular session (over 90 attendees) took place on 5 December 2018 within the flagship ICT2018 Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director General, EC – DG CNECT, kicked off the session with an overview of some of the most pressing issues of the day in cybersecurity: