OMNIKEY, an Assa Abloy Identification
Technologies (ITG) company, strengthens TeleTrusT e.V. with competence
in secure identification. The association, founded to promote trust in
information and communication technology, leverages the pooled expertise
and the resources of its more than ninety members from business,
administration and science in order to develop and deploy secure
applications for electronic business processes.
With OMNIKEY, TeleTrusT wins one of the three leading vendors of smart
card readers as a member that contributes its many years of experience
in the field of identification technology. “With this know-how, OMNIKEY
strengthens in particular TeleTrusT’s Workgroup 2, which carries out
research projects for electronic identity, the protection against its
misuse and the safeguarding of privacy,” explains Professor Reimer,
Managing Director of TeleTrusT. As of today, electronic identification
is mostly discussed in the context of online banking, electronic
commerce in general and the health card.
Uwe Schnabel, Technical Director of OMNIKEY, expects valuable input for
further developments from the collaboration within TeleTrusT. “In this
association, we are at the source of information and hot topics and also
benefit from the direct sharing of ideas with other organizations,”
explains Schnabel. In our fast-paced time, where technological know-how
is rather short-lived, a working network is an invaluable market
advantage, he said.