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Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is a global security technology group headquartered in Munich, Germany. Innovations from G+D make the lives of billions of people in the digital and physical world more secure. With its products and solutions, G+D is one of the market and technology leaders in the areas of payment, connectivity, identities and digital infrastructures.

Founded in 1852, the company generated sales of 2.45 billion Euros in the 2019 fiscal year with 11,500 employees. G+D is present in 33 countries. Its customers include central and commercial banks, mobile network operators, automobile manufacturers, health insurance companies, governments and public authorities. For more information, please visit: www.gi-de.com.

G+D Mobile Security is a global mobile security technology company headquartered in Munich, Germany. The company is part of the Giesecke+Devrient group. G+D Mobile Security has a workforce of 5,300 employees and generated sales of EUR 877 m in the 2019 fiscal year. More than 40 sales and partner offices as well as 20+ certified production and personalization sites and data centers ensure customer proximity worldwide.

G+D Mobile Security manages and secures billions of digital identities throughout their entire life cycle. Our products and solutions are used by commercial banks, mobile network operators, car and mobile device manufacturers, business enterprises, transit authorities and health insurances and their customers every day to secure payment, communication and device-to-device interaction. G+D Mobile Security is a technology leader in its markets and holds a strong competitive position. For more information, please visit: https://www.gi-de.com/de/de/mobile-security

 

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  • Munich,
    19.01.2021

    Payments should be time convenient and secure at the same. Biometric contactless cards not only meet these standards, but go above and beyond them. Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) names five key reasons why the future of contactless card transactions belongs to biometric payment cards.

    Enjoying the convenience of “tap & go” contactless card payments while benefiting from the security of strong authentication: biometric contactless cards make it possible. During the “tap & go” hand movement, the owner simply places a finger onto an embedded fingerprint reader on the card. This activates the comparison of the fingerprint with the card owner’s initially registered fingerprint, which is securely stored on the card.

  • Munich,
    13.01.2021

    Giesecke+Devrient invites to join the cause of saving the oceans.

    Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) and the environmental organization Parley for the Oceans have concluded an agreement on the production and offering of environmentally friendly payment cards. By recycling plastic waste from the world's oceans for the production of the cards, G+D intends to support clients in their sustainability strategies and promote eco-innovation through payment solutions.

  • Munich,
    15.12.2020

    G+D supplies HypoVereinsbank with high-quality premium metal cards. HVB offers this exclusive card product in combination with extensive services.

    While normal debit and credit cards are made out of plastic, G+D uses stainless steel to produce premium cards. Market demand for metal cards is currently rising on a broad level. HypoVereinsbank (HVB), as a part part of the UniCredit Group, has also decided to issue a special premium edition, the "HVB Visa Infinite Metal" which is provided by G+D.

  • Munich,
    17.11.2020

    Louisenthal won the Award for the Best New Environmental Sustainability Project by the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA). The IACA is one of the largest associations in the currency industry and has been presenting annual industry awards since 2007. Louisenthal is part of the G+D Group which joined the UN Global Compact in 2010.

    “Environmental responsibility, sustainability and respect for natural resources have always been part of Louisenthal’s DNA. And how could they not, looking at the lovely surroundings at Louisenthal in Gmund at Tegernsee, Bavaria and also in Königstein, Saxony. Both areas are famous for their beauty,” said Clemens Berger, Louisenthal’s Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors. “Which is why we are delighted to have won this award, acknowledging our contribution.

  • Munich,
    29.10.2020

    The importance of an integrated IT security strategy is steadily increasing, especially in current pandemic times. The accelerated digitalization in almost all areas of life has broadened the scope of possible attacks by hackers. With isolated bottom-up projects, it is nearly impossible to guarantee a comprehensive high level of security in view of such complex threats, says Giesecke+Devrient (G+D). Instead, a holistic top-down approach is required. Cyber security must become a management priority.

    Cyber attacks are increasing in complexity and sophistication. Simultaneously, the IT dependency of companies, public authorities and private individuals continues to grow. The expanded use of cloud services and new developments such as Smart Cities or Smart Homes will drastically raise risk potential once again.

  • Munich,
    19.10.2020

    Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) and HID Global have collaborated on a solution for a secure wearable product by Nymi, to enable secure touchless verification without entering a pin code. This will provide environments, like clean rooms, access controls through secure authentication.

    The solution enables employees working in clean room environments such as in pharmaceutical industries to authenticate themselves and enter clean room environments securely and easily – without needing to touch any surface. This brings the advantage of highly secure contactless identification and access across the entire facility.

  • München,
    01.10.2020

    The leading digital technology analysts “Juniper Research” have honored two G+D solutions with Future Digital Awards for Payment Innovation. Both the digital wallet solution and the the wearables payment enabling platform of G+D have won the top prize in their respective categories.

    Every year since 2008, the renowned digital market researchers at Juniper Research have been distinguishing the most innovative and effective technology solutions in various fields with the Future Digital Awards. The awards recognize organisations that have made outstanding contributions to their industry, which will have a significant impact on the further development of their respective markets.

  • Munich,
    15.09.2020

    Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank ECB, claims for greater commitment to the introduction of a European digital currency. Giesecke+Devrient supports the initiative and calls for faster action at European level.

    Monetary sovereignty is both a key asset and important prerequisite for the prosperity, stability, independence and welfare state of European countries. However, it is increasingly under threat from digital currencies that are uncontrollable as well as ungovernable. At the autumn conference of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Christine Lagarde therefore warned once again against falling behind in the race for their introduction. The growing demand for digital currencies can no longer be ignored and the field be surrendered to external big players.

  • Munich/Zurich,
    08.09.2020

    The global security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) invests in Netcetera. The Swiss software company is one of the leading providers for secure digital payments. With this partnership, the two internationally operating companies aim to use synergies in their portfolio, further strengthen their innovative power and tap international growth potential.

    G+D and Netcetera entered the strategic partnership in August 2020. Subject to approval by the antitrust authorities, G+D will become a shareholder of the Swiss company with its investment. Its funds will be used to accelerate Netcetera’s business growth and global expansion.

  • Munich/Dulles,
    12.08.2020

    The Federal Reserve System’s Cash Product Office (CPO) announced yesterday that it has awarded a contract to Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) to build the central bank’s next generation of high-speed currency processing equipment and associated software solutions.

    With the investment in this development project, the Federal Reserve System (FRS) ensures that it will be able to fulfill its mandate of supplying the demand for U.S. currency reliably and efficiently. This decision underlines G+D technical leadership offered to central banks around the globe.

  • Madrid/Munich,
    30.07.2020

    G+D Mobile Security partners with Ferratum in producing and personalizing the totality of the entity’s environment-friendly payment cards. Ferratum, which operates in 20 markets globally, adds a new chapter to its Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability strategy as a contribution to mitigate climate change and respect for the environment.

    To introduce these new eco-friendly cards among its customers, Ferratum together with G+D has created a special packaging also made from green materials. In fact, the packaging has the logo of the NGO Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which certifies the sustainable origin of the material used in the manufacturing process.

  • Munich,
    15.07.2020

    G+D Mobile Security leverages its long experience in eSIM management to commercially offer the first service to securely provision SIM data during IoT module and device production. Deutsche Telekom has selected and qualified the service for the in-factory personalization of nuSIM, the integrated SIM solution for IoT.

    Many IoT applications require low-cost equipment, low power consumption and small form factors. The SIM card, as a mandatory component of mobile connectivity, has a decisive influence on meeting these requirements. As an alternative to inserting a separate, physical SIM into an NB (NarrowBand) IoT or LTE-M device, the functions of the SIM card can be integrated into the communications chip, thereby reducing costs and enhancing battery life.

  • Munich,
    02.07.2020

    Munich, 2 July 2020 – G+D Mobile Security has been granted approval by Mastercard as a Digital Activity Customer. This enables G+D to contract third parties and on-board them to Mastercard’s digital services supported by Mastercard Digital Enablement Service (MDES). According to G+D’s legacy in innovating and securing payment ecosystems, this cooperation with Mastercard is another successful part of the long-term strategy in creating confidence and establishing strong partnerships.

    The Digital Activity Customer (DAC) role approved by Mastercard allows partner companies to make technical and commercial services available to parties who wish to enable digital payments in the fields of IoT and online payments or more precisely Card-on-File. As an authorized Digital Activity Customer, G+D Mobile Security handles the on-boarding of customers to Mastercard’s digital payment services provided by MDES (Mastercard Digital Enablement Service), a time-consuming task for many companies. Additionally, all necessary contractual items are covered.

  • Munich,
    30.06.2020

    Munich, June 30, 2020 – The coronavirus is having a massive impact on people’s lives and the economy around the world. The Munich-based security expert Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) has teamed up with the Giesecke+Devrient Foundation in a global fundraiser to provide financial assistance to people who have been severely affected by COVID-19. In Germany alone, the employees and company shareholders raised EUR 173,000 in total. G+D has doubled that amount to about EUR 350,000. With additional donations from international G+D employees and subsidiaries, the company raised a worldwide total of around EUR 700,000. The donations will benefit people and organizations in need of support due to the corona crisis.

    In these challenging times, G+D wishes to help people affected by COVID-19 and has therefore launched an internal fundraiser. “As a successful family-owned business, we are committed to our social responsibility,” explained Verena von Mitschke-Collande, G+D shareholder and chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the G+D Foundation. “With this fundraiser, we want to focus in particular on the surroundings of our business locations and provide assistance in places where our contribution can make a difference at the local level.

  • Munich,
    26.06.2020

    On 1 July 1990 the financial, economic and social union between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic took effect, requiring a large quantity of Deutsche Mark (D-Mark) banknotes to be produced in a very short time for the currency exchange. At that time, half of this additional demand was produced by Giesecke+Devrient (G+D).

    Even before the political unification of Germany, the monetary union between West and East Germany took place on 1 July 1990. It was largely driven forward by the then Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl, GDR Prime Minister Lothar de Maizière, Federal Finance Minister Theodor Waigel and Walter Romberg, Minister of Finance of the GDR.

  • Munich,
    18.06.2020

    In order to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide financial support to its citizens, the Macao government has issued contactless prepaid payment cards pre-loaded with credit. The cards were produced by G+D Mobile Security.

    In a first phase, all citizens of the Special Administrative Region of Macau received prepaid cards with a credit of 3,000 patacas (around 344 euros), which can be redeemed from May to July. In the second phase, the cards will be topped up with another 5,000 Patacas (around 573 euros), which citizens can then spend from August to December. Daily limits are set on the cards and purchases are only possible for a restricted range of items.

  • Munich,
    17.06.2020

    G+D Mobile Security has developed a novel solution for using bank cards with EMV chips for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). With Convego tap, customers simply activate their cards by tapping them against their smartphone.

    The new Convego tap solution by G+D Mobile Security is available for Android smartphones and opens up many innovative use cases. Initial user registration into banking apps is a potential weak link, but with Convego tap, two-factor authentication can be easily applied. Another example use case could be the activation of newly issued bank cards – when a customer receives a new bank card, they can activate it effortlessly by simply touching it against a smartphone. The bank’s app on the device then reads the token stored on the EMV chip and the card is ready for use.

  • Munich,
    16.06.2020

    The spread of the corona pandemic has shifted large parts of work and communication into digital space within a very short time. It has become obvious: The security of networks and communication infrastructures is more important than ever - especially in light of increasing cyber threats.

    In today's livestream "What remains of the corona crisis? Secure digital infrastructures in a new cyber world," Ralf Wintergerst, Group CEO Giesecke+Devrient, and Axel Deininger, CEO of secunet AG, took a look at the latest developments. The core topic was the increased acceleration of the digitization in almost all areas of life induced by the corona crisis.

  • München,
    10.06.2020

    Am kommenden Montag, 15. Juni finden zum 6. Mal die TechDays statt – diesmal komplett digital. Über 100 nationale wie internationale Expertinnen und Experten werden das Programm mit Vorträgen, Panels und Workshops aus den Bereichen Clean Tech (zum Beispiel Smart Energy, New Mobility, Smart City), Cybersecurity, Innovation Management, New Work, Digital Health und Digital Technologies bereichern.  

    Die TechDays sind ein branchenübergreifendes Forum für digitale Innovation, das Gründer, Unternehmer und Kreative zusammenbringt. Innovationsmanager aus der Unternehmenswelt vernetzen sich mit Digital Natives, um ihre Ansichten über laufende Transformation, neue Wege der Kreation, Organisation oder Beschleunigung von Innovation auszutauschen.

  • Gmund,
    04.06.2020

    Gmund, 04 Juni 2020 – Die Papierfabrik Louisenthal GmbH mit Sitz in Gmund am Tegernsee hat Ende Mai auf dem Betriebsgelände einen neuen Luft-Wasser-Wärmetauscher zur energetischen Optimierung nach dem Prinzip der Brennwertheiztechnik in Betrieb genommen. Dadurch kann die Firma eine umweltschonendere und sparsamere Verbrennung garantieren und somit den Ausstoß von Emissionen sowie Treibhausgasen weiter verringern.

    Mit Brennwertheiztechnik lässt sich nachweislich mehr nutzbare Energie aus dem Brennstoff Gas gewinnen. Voraussetzung für eine derartige Inbetriebnahme ist, dass im Brennwertheizgerät tatsächlich eine Abgaskondensation stattfindet. Durch die starke Kühlung der Gase entsteht zwangsläufig Kondenswasser, welches die Inhaltstoffe aus dem Brennstoff aufnimmt. Sichtbar wir dies in Form einer Wasserdampffahne am Kaminaustritt in Gmund. Dieses Phänomen tritt gewollt auf und wird auch in privaten Haushalten angewandt, in denen eine moderne Brennwerttherme eingebaut ist.

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