Momenteel zijn er 25 miljard verbonden objecten in de wereld, waarmee het gemiddelde boven de drie objecten per persoon uitkomt. De snelle expansie van verbonden objecten, waaronder wearables, creëert nieuwe uitdagingen op gebied van dataveiligheid voor de bedrijven die CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS bezoeken.
CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015 staat in het teken van de grootste veiligheids- en vertrouwenskwesties die de proliferatie van verbonden objecten heeft gegenereerd. Daarnaast is er aandacht voor het toenemende aantal toepassingen van verbonden objecten in ons dagelijks leven. CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015 besteedt een volledige conferentiedag aan deze kwesties onder de titel Hyper-connectivity & wearables: smart and invisible, but are they safe.
The Connected Object Revolution
There are currently 25 billion connected objects in the world,
an average of more than 3 objects per person (Cisco survey1).
The rapid expansion of connected objects (including ‘wearables’) raises
challenges around data security for the industry players who will be
present at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS.
The major security and trust issues that the proliferation
of connected objects has generated (with 50 billion objects predicted
worldwide by 2020) and the growing number of uses for them in our daily
lives are key themes at 2015 CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS, which is devoting
a whole day’s conference to these issues, entitled
& wearables: smart and invisible, but are they safe?”
Technologies central to the digital revolution
The ‘internet of things’, ‘machine-to-machine communication’, ‘wearable
technology’ …. these terms have now become an everyday reality. They
are based on the principle of data-processing devices communicating with
human beings or with each other. This can be anything from
computers, smartphones, tablets, contactless cards and passes to
Withings Aura, Parrot, Pebble, Apple watches, etc. Or objects such as
vehicles, meters, household appliances, etc. All of these devices rely
on technical solutions (RFID, mobile technology, etc.) or protocols
(TCP/IP, NFC, Bluetooth…) that either identify the objects or capture,
store, process and transfer the data attached to them, both within the
physical environment itself and between the physical environment and
These technologies herald the transition from mobile computing to
ambient intelligence and are already widely used and present in many
contexts. They are having a significant economic and social impact
in all areas of human activity, including health, business, sport and
The reason we are hearing so much talk about connected
objects is that they are now playing a major role in the digital
- Firstly, in terms of volume: the number of connected objects in
existence had already begun to outstrip the world’s population in the
2000s, probably around 2007. According to a survey commissioned by
Cisco, this year there are a total of 25 billion connected objects in
the world, compared with a population of 7.2 billion. That makes an
average of more than 3 objects per person and the figure is likely to
be twice as high by 2020.
- Secondly, alongside the clear progress and benefits that these new
objects represent, this digital revolution is not without its
both in terms of security and reliability and in terms of
Separate but complementary eco-systems
The various elements of this phenomenon originate in quite separate
- The first is that of automatic
identification of objects, originally based in the world of
industry and comprising technologies such as barcodes, RFID, mobile
terminals, GPS solutions and all the various types of sensors. It
primarily covers industrial, logistics and manufacturing processes.
- The second and more recent eco-system is
connected with the move towards mobile and ubiquitous computing:
electronic devices are added on to everyday, mainstream objects, which
then produce data and change the ways in which we have traditionally
used them. These data then tend to be relayed by social networks.
- The third eco-system brings together
internet-based players, who offer collaborative platforms capable
of processing large volumes of data and acting as intermediaries
between the information supplied by consumers/citizens and the added
value services aimed at them.
The major issues of security and trust
The issues associated with user security and trust are considerable, in
terms of both economics and ethics. Data theft can cause serious harm to
individuals and consumers, especially theft of identity data connected
with an object. For example, it is a huge benefit for a driver to have a
smart vehicle that can relieve some of the tiredness caused by driving.
However what happens if certain data connected with driving the vehicle
are altered, whether intentionally or not?
Another related issue alongside system security is that of the now
widespread processing of personal data linked to the use of connected
objects, which raises serious questions about how users of connected
objects can control their personal data.
anonymising, pseudonymising or simply minimising data need to be
developed and implemented. Individuals will go from having had to manage
only a limited number of basic personal details (surname, name, address,
social security number, etc.) to a situation where they will need to
control a large quantity of other additional data (IP address, IMEI,
serial number, etc.).
Solutions from industry
The companies taking part and exhibiting at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS are
also players in this evolving area.
With their expertise and wide
experience in issues surrounding security and trust, they are
excellently placed to deal with the challenges posed by this exponential
growth in sensitive data, of which an ever increasing amount will be
handled by connected objects.
These companies cover the whole chain of the components and knowledge
involved in the connected object revolution, whether it be at the level
of microelectronics – from chips to microprocessors – or secure
data processing software, contactless communication protocols and
devices or sensor networks.
The advent of wearables: portable technology
The stakes in this digital revolution sparked by the proliferation of
connected objects and almost invisible processing of vast quantities of
data have become even higher since the advent of wearable technology.
the next few years, we expect the ‘Worldwide Wear’ to take shape …
It is barely two years since ‘Google Glass’ paved the way for an
ever-growing trend towards wearable devices with built-in chips,
cameras and monitors. The range of wearable tech has expanded to
include bracelets and watches and will soon extend to clothing itself.
Wearables capture data both actively and passively and send them to
software platforms that interact with users’ choices. We are now
increasingly seeing technology that sticks to the skin or the body,
either for comfort or for health and lifestyle monitoring. These are all
transformations that will have a major impact, both in our private lives
and in public settings.
Objects connected to our health
The ‘Quantified Self’ movement, which began in 2007, consists in
as much data as possible about our health and physical activity, so that
we can then adjust our lifestyle or performance. The principal areas
it covers are individual wellbeing and sports. Wearable tech with
genuine medical value is also being developed. Patients with chronic
conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure are following
developments in wearable medical devices with keen interest.
- The smart blood pressure reader that measures your blood pressure when
connected to an iPhone, iPod or iPad and sends the results to your GP
for their opinion …
- The bracelet that can be hooked up to an iPhone app to record how long
you sleep and the length of your light and deep sleep cycles …
- The scales that measure weight, BMI and heart rate …
According to the German firm Research2Guidance, the Quantified Self
market could be worth 26 billion dollars by 2017.
Connected objects and wearables at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015
As the strategic meeting point for trusted technologies, CARTES SECURE
CONNEXIONS will provide a forum for discussion and exchanging ideas
around the security issues raised by the connected objects boom.
technologies may make almost anything possible, but they will only be
here for the long-term and actually be used if consumers trust them.
Following the series of major cyber attacks in 2014, security and trust
are a higher priority than ever both for players in the digital security
industries and users themselves.
CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015 will be holding 3 conference sessions on
the topic ‘Combating fraud and protecting confidentiality’
and one whole session will be devoted to the ‘internet of things’
revolution, new uses of connected objects and how secure they are. The
topic of this session will be “Hyper-connectivity & wearables:
they are smart and invisible, but are they safe?” and
the session will be chaired by Grégoire Toussaint, Director of Edgar,
Dunn & Company.
Some of the experts in connected object security* who will be showing
their latest developments at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS: ACCESS IS – AMS
AG – APOLLO ELECTRONICS – BITEL CO., LTD. – BLUEBIRD INC (PIDION) C&K
COMPONENTS – CROSSMATCH – CRYPTERA A/S – DDM HOPT + SCHULER – DONJIN –
DUALI – ELYCTIS – EXATEC ATM – SPARE PARTS – ATMS – CONSUMABLES –
FEITIAN TECHNOLOGIES – FLYPOS – FREESCALE – GS TAG – INFINEON
TECHNOLOGIES – LOYALTEK – MADIC GROUP – MAXIM INTEGRATED – MOBIWIRE
– NBS PAYMENT SOLUTIONS – NEW POS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED – OKPOS –
PREHKEYTEC GMBH – PROMAG – PULOON TECHNOLOGY – REGULA – SHANGHAI BASEWIN
TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD – SHEC (SHANDONG HUALING ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.) –
SHENZHEN FIELD INDUSTRY CO., LTD. – SHENZHEN XINGUODU TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD
– SHTRIH-M – SILICON CRAFT TECHNOLOGY – SMARTRAC TECHNOLOGY GROUP –
STARCHIP – STMICROELECTRONICS – SUPREMA – SYNCOTEK – TERMINAL
TECHNOLOGIES – THALES – UNIFORM INDUSTRIAL CORP. – UTIMACO IS GMBH –
WACOM EUROPE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS – WORLDLINE…
*Not a full list of the exhibitors at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS.
For more information and a list of exhibitors by sector, please
At the centre of the event, CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS will be running an
‘INNOVATION PLAYGROUND’ with the help of CNRFID, where visitors can try
out and experiment with smart objects.
3 questions for Jean-Christophe Lecosse, CEO of CNRFID (National RFID
On 19 June 2015, you opened Connectwave, a resource centre for
connected object applications and experimentation. What does it
comprise? What feedback have you had?
Connectwave as a resource centre aimed at fostering the transfer of
connected object innovations from one sector to another and from the
general public to the world of industry. It provides a space where
people can exchange ideas, develop their own paths and make concrete
plans by seeing solutions demonstrated. It was a huge success
when it opened on 19 June. Just under 200 visitors came together: the
discussions were fruitful and people were very enthusiastic about the
prospects for innovation that the centre promotes.
What types of application do you demonstrate?
applications in a wide variety of sectors: maintenance and industrial
processes, secure access to buildings or data, waste management, secure
traceability… the list goes on. To take an example from the retail
sector: consumers can point their smartphone at a screen to bring up
offers suited to their own personality or current wants… In the
medical field, Connectwave demonstrates an application that monitors the
temperature of critical products via a smartphone to ensure a smooth
transfer of responsibility.
What will you be doing next? Have you formed a partnership with the
CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS event? Can you tell us more about it?
will continue with the same momentum. As well as having a permanent
resource centre, Connectwave also has a travelling exhibition space,
which we will be showcasing at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS. The future will
revolve around connected objects. CNRFID has broadened its skills base
by expanding from RFID to NFC and now to connected objects. CARTES
SECURE CONNEXIONS is now also focusing on connected objects. Connectwave
will be present at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS to demonstrate the value of
these technologies in real-life applications by giving visitors the
chance to handle them, try them out and think up their own applications.
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programme of exhibitor stands, conferences and awards and a focus on
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leading global event in the sector. In November, 460 exhibitors and
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Government, Healthcare, Transport and many other sectors, from 160
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1 White Paper, ‘The Internet of Things: How the Next
Evolution of the Internet Is Changing Everything’, by Dave Evans – Cisco
Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) – April 2011.
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