Newsletter 3/16
Dear reader,
This email is to update you on cryptovision in regards of products, events, partnerships, workshops and trainings and of course new customers.
Kind regards,
Your cryptovision Team
Signal Iduna rolls out sc/interface for Thin Clients
The German insurance company, SIGNAL Iduna, is a company with high security requirements. For this reason, Signal Iduna is implementing cryptovision's smart card middleware, sc/interface, for protecting their thin clients. sc/interface is one of the most advanced solutions for using smart cards in a virtual desktop infrastructure with support for several thin client vendor hardware. Instead of equipping their employees with PCs, Signal Iduna has chosen to work with IGEL thin clients. Thin clients are much leaner and cheaper than PCs, but they also make interesting targets for hackers. Therefore, protection of thin client to server communication is highly important. In particular, authentication should rely on a secure solution second factor, like smart cards. IGEL thin clients support smart cards via the Linux version of cryptovision's sc/interface. SIGNAL Iduna chose to use this solution in order to fulfill their high security requirements. Thus, sc/interface has become a major building block in SIGNAL Iduna's security strategy.
sc/interface Goes PIV
cryptovision's smart card middleware sc/interface will soon be released in a PIV edition. A Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card is a United States federal identity smart card that contains the necessary data for the cardholder to be granted access to federal facilities and information systems. By supporting the latest PIV and PIV-Interoperable versions cryptovision's sc/interface will be even more attractive for the US market, where this product is already used by a number of customers.

Unicept, a supplier of innovative Bluetooth smart card readers, has successfully tested interoperability with cryptovision's smart card middleware sc/interface.
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Versasec, a producer of card management systems, has successfully tested interoperability with cryptovision's smart card middleware sc/interface.
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Mindshare 2017
Save the Date!
Mindshare returns once again and this time it promises to be bigger and better than ever. cryptovision would like invite you to in joining us in Gelsenkirchen this summer to share both our knowledge and experience but most importantly the summertime fun. Following the sessions on the first day is the infamous Cryptonite party, an evening of dining, dancing, games, and many more surprises!
More information will soon be available here: Mindshare website.
Click here to pre-register.
Upcoming Events

cryptovision will attend the OMNISECURE in Berlin, taking place from January 16-18, 2017.
RSA Conference

Like every year, cryptovision will be present at the RSA Conference in San Francisco (February 13-17, 2017).
Past Events
Silicon Trust Partner Day

Adam Ross spoke at the Silicon Trust Partner Day in Munich on September 15.
CAST Workshop

Klaus Schmeh gave a presentation at the CAST Workshop in Darmstadt, Germany, on September 15.
Internet Security Days

Klaus Schmeh spoke at the Internet Security Days in Brühl, Germany, on September 23.
CNSP, Mexico

cryptovision's Marco Smeja spoke at the Consejo Nacional de Seguridad Privada A.C.l in Mexico City.
it-sa, Nuremberg

Like every year, cryptovision was present at Germany's most important IT security show, it-sa in Nuremberg.
BMC, Bangkok

For the first time, cryptovision had a booth a the Border Management Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

Like every year, cryptovision attended the world's leading smart card event, the TRUSTECH (formerly known as Cartes & Identification) in Cannes.
cryptovision Covered in German Newspaper

As a flagship company of the region, cryptovision is frequently covered in the local press. Recently, the Gelsenkirchen magazine has published a comprehensive cryptovision story.
Klaus Schmeh has Published in Cryptologia

Klaus Schmeh has published an article in the scientific magazine, Cryptologia.
cryptovision Featured in ISD Video

cryptovision's Klaus Schmeh has an appearance in a video of the Internet Security Days Brühl.
cryptovision in Dig:ID

cryptovision is featured with several articles in the new Bundesdruckerei customer magazine, Dig:ID.
Yahoo Helped US Authorities to Scan its Emails
In response to a government request, Yahoo built an email surveillance system. This system scanned all emails arriving at Yahoo for a specific character string. The scan was not restrained to a specific account or set of accounts. Custom software had to be built to process the vast amount of data. However, the scan did not affect mails encrypted with a modern mail crypto software, like cryptovision's s/mail. It is generally agreed that even Yahoo or a government organisation, like the NSA, can't break such an encryption. Not compromising crypto security has always been a part of cryptovision's business strategy.

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Markus Hoffmeister
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HRB 2532, Local Court Gelsenkirchen
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