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October 22, 2013

AACHEN and BERLIN, Germany, October 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

– Utimaco hosts the 5th National eID & ePass Conference in Berlin from October 28 to
29, together with Primekey and Multicert

More than 300 experts from the economic and administrative realms around the world
will be discussing the latest issues surrounding digital IDs at the 5th National eID &
ePass Conference. These include technical standards, new developments and trends, and
societal as well as administrative experience with eID and ePass. One of the main topics
will concern commercial user accounts for Facebook, Google and similar for authentication
of people using third-party online services.

With its host of workshops and podium discussions, the conference focuses on the
exchange of information and ideas across borders and across all areas of expertise, and on
the discussion with one another, beyond national interests and proprietary standards. “In
our globalized world, the people-with their consumer habits-and international
corporations-with their processes-are caught in the middle of national regulations and
interoperability,” explains Andreas Philipp, Head of Sales CryptoServer for Utimaco. The
main issues, therefore, are secure authentication and the question of trust in electronic
identification and applications that eID and ePass leverage.

Hardware security modules (HSMs) featuring active tamper protection-like those by
Utimaco-offer the technological basis all stakeholders need: From the manufacturers of
eIDs to the managers of the infrastructure for border control to third-party service
providers who use eIDs for authentication. The HSMs set off a chain reaction of trust;
they cannot be manipulated and delete all data automatically and completely, even when it
comes to the most clever hacking attempts. As a result, one of the conference’s main
topics will also center on technology: Which requirements will users demand of HSMs in the
future and what do HSMs already offer today?

High-caliber representatives from the EU and various other countries, as well as
representatives from public offices such as Bundesdruckerei, Germany’s Federal Printing
Office, or from the scientific realm such as Fraunhofer Institute, will be some of the
speakers on hand-who also include journalists and business representatives. Utimaco’s
years-long partner, Primekey from Sweden, in particular, and the Portuguese provider of
security solutions, Multicert, play a special role at all eID & ePass Conferences. After
all, they are the ones who launched the conference five years ago and took Utimaco on
board for hosting this conference in Germany.

Read more about HSMs as an anchor of trust for eID applications at hsm.utimaco.com and
get all the conference details at http://www.eid-epass.org.

About Utimaco

Utimaco Safeware AG has been a global leading provider for data encryption and the
related cryptography for 25 years. The division of Hardware Security Modules (HSM)
provides a comprehensive product portfolio for security requirements in industrial
applications including the only freely-programmable HSM technology. Utimaco HSM develops
and produces its CryptoServer product lines exclusively in its German headquarters.
Utimaco HSM operates globally through its own sales and service network in Germany and
North America and through its international partner network.

        Press contact
        Tanja Tolke
        Marketing Manager HSM
        Utimaco Safeware AG

        Germanusstr. 4
        DE-52080 Aachen

        Fon: +49-241-1696-210
        Fax: +49-241-1696-199

SOURCE Utimaco Safeware AG

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