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Security, privacy and trust in the Public Sector from Utimaco and IDC

Pablo Juan Mejía, participated in this panel discussion at the Goverment Forum event in Madrid

IDC held on March 23rd its event on Government, which brought together different IT professionals linked to the Spanish Public Administration

The afternoon session started with this session dedicated to security, privacy and digital trust in the public sector where Utimaco presented its solutions oriented to cybersecurity for the Public Administration: HSM CP5 with Common Criteria certification, PKI solutions, solutions for post-quantum cryptography and ready for crypto-agility, etc.

Pablo Juan Mejía, General Manager of Utimaco Spain & Latin America, spoke about the concept of “confidential computing”. “In an interconnected environment, where more and more people talk between computers that can be anywhere, the rights of each of these entities to interact and exchange information must be protected,” he said. In this way, he insisted that “data must always be encrypted”.

He also stressed that “a correct management of encryption keys allows government organizations to control and safeguard cryptographic keys in order to protect citizens’ sensitive data”.

On the other hand, the round table discussion left other headlines such as the following: “In order to connect with citizens it is essential that we provide them with a trustworthy service, that they know they are in the best possible hands and that the information we have about them has the highest level of security”, declared Javier Fernández, General Manager of Security and Digital Strategy in the Government of the Principality of Asturias. Ignacio García, General Secretary for Digital Administration of the Regional Government of Extremadura, admitted that cyber-attacks can call into question the reputation of public administrations, so he stressed the need to raise awareness throughout the organization about the importance of security and privacy.

To view this panel discussion click on the following LINK  (page 9)

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