Mobile World Congress brings together the main players in the mobile phone industry in Barcelona

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The Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona from February 26 to March 1, 2018, brings together in a single space  the world’s leading companies in the mobile telephony industry and technology in general. This year, over 110,000 visitors are expected to attend the fair.

In this edition of the technological summit, the main companies in the sector worldwide (Samsung, Huawei, Sony, LG) are presenting their new mobile terminals. Among others, the presentation by Samsung of its new device Galaxy S9 and S9 + has been specially important. This mobile phone has artificial intelligence, dual camera in the larger version and customized avatars to provide a more complete user experience than in previous versions.

In addition to the main novelties of mobile telephony, numerous innovations have been exhibited in the technological sector as solutions of artificial intelligence of last generation, flexible screens, latest 5G technology, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and cybersecurity, among many others.

At a national level, Telefónica has revolutionized the sector by presenting its assistant, AURA. Chema Alonso, Head of Data of the company, and its President, José María Álvarez-Pallete, have been responsible for introducing the attendees to the new platform that is activated by the voice and is capable of analyzing and storing information in real time.

Presence of companies from the Digital Certification sector

In this edition, the following Digital Certification companies participated in the MWC:

Belgian Mobile ID, BIID, CertiSign, Elliptic Laboratories,, Real Identity Co., SafeLayer, Signaturit, Signen, Signicat, SK ID Solutions, Trusted K, Validated ID, Vasco Data Security and Vintegris.

Likewise, the chip manufacturers Gemalto and G + D were present at the fair.

History of the Mobile World Congress

The Mobile World Congress is the most important event worldwide for the mobile telephony industry and is one of the great platforms for the presentation of breakthrough innovations for the technology sector.

It has an annual character and is celebrated since 2006 in Barcelona (Spain), which for a few days becomes a global showcase for technology. It was previously held in Cannes (France), where it was celebrated for a decade.

This edition of the international congress is expected to generate an economic impact of 471 million euros and 13,000 new jobs in Barcelona.

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GSMA recommends the use of mobile devices with notified electronic identification (eID) means

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The GSMA, an association that represents the telecommunications industry worldwide, has published a report on the link in a pilot environment of its multi-use identity solution, called Mobile Connect, with the eIDAS Regulation.

It establishes the convenience of using mobile devices together with an electronic identification means (eID) notified at EU level.

The pilot contributes to the development of an strategic action plan to use the assets of mobile operators to accelerate the development of a safe and reliable digital ecosystem. To achieve this goal, the report provides recommendations to EU Member States, mobile operators and private sector service providers.

This pilot  has been supported by the Vice President of the European Commission, Andrus Ansip, and by the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, who have provided guidance on architectural interoperability requirements and other regulatory issues.

In addition, through the CEF Program, the European Commission is making funds available to mobile telephony operators and other private sector organizations to link their services with eIDAS.

For Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, “the association of mobile devices with electronic identification means is key for the EU to be successful in taking advantage of the full potential of the Digital Single Market and to empower in a secure and responsible to citizens and businesses to realize their ambitions in the digital world. ”

Working together to improve Digital Trust

Public as well as private sector organizations have worked together in this pilot project with the final goal of accelerating the uptake of trusted and secure digital authentication in response to the EU Regulation on electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services (eIDAS)and its implementing acts.

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Introduction to the concept of Conformity Assessment Body

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A Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) is a company responsible for carrying out audits or conformity assessments for Trust Service Providers (TSPs).

Each Conformity Assessment Body must carry out audits in accordance with the regulations applicable in the sector. In the case of Trust Conformity Assessment Body (TCAB), we conduct our audits in accordance with the eIDAS Regulation and other relevant standards in the IT security sector such as ETSI, ENISA, CA/B Forum and Spanish local regulations such as SEPBLAC, among others.

The audit process is carried out in the following three phases:

  1. Planning and programming:

The audits are carried out with an Audit Plan, which will be carried out by the audit team each year. In this Plan, the audit data are established (date, duration, scope, points to be audited, audited area, contact persons) and checklists (date, time, points of the standards to be audited, audited area, contact persons) , auditors)

To prepare it, the reports of other audits already carried out will be collected. Once this is done, the Technical Committee will review and approve the audit plan.

  1. Execution:

To initiate the audit, an initial meeting will be held with the client to confirm the scope of the audit, the data collected in the Audit Plan, establish a sequence of the audit and analyze the points that both parties consider necessary. After this step, the audit will begin following the Audit Plan as a work guide. There are two steps at this point:

Documentary review: we will verify the conformity of the system (documents, records) through compliance with the points of the standards / laws of reference.

On-site inspection: verifications of compliance with the established controls will be carried out. A sampling inspection of the objective evidences will be carried out to prove the correct functioning of the technical and organizational processes related to the scope of the audit.

  1. Audit report:

Once the audit is completed, the audit team will write a results report, clearly and definitively identifying the detected non-conformities. In addition, there will be a final meeting in which the audit team will present the report to the client, so that he can review and sign it. In those cases where significant non-conformities are present, a new date will be scheduled for the next audit to verify the elimination of these non-conformities.

It is mandatory to send the CAR (Conformity Assessment Body) to the Supervisory Body, within 3 days after it is received, so that it may decide if it is granted the status of qualified and, consequently, if I can be included in it. the EU Confidence Lists.

In general, the CABs have a character of authority, since it is usually accredited by the National Certification Entities (in the case of Spain, ENAC) in order to be able to provide their services.

Click here to access the list of Conformity Assessment Bodies accredited against the requirements of eIDAS Regulation.

Conference: EU Cybersecurity Certification Framework for Products and Services

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The conference on the preparations for the new “EU Cybersecurity Certification Framework for products and services”, jointly organized by the European Commission and ENISA, will take place on March 1, 2018 in Brussels.

This new Cybersecurity Certification Framework is one of the key elements of the proposed Cybersecurity Act Proposal.

If you wish to register to attend the event, click here.

Event data

Date: March 1, 2018

Place: Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace, Belgium