Gemalto partners with University of Texas at Austin Center for Identity

Austin, TX –  November  9,   2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 - GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces a new platinum partnership with the Center for Identity at the University of Texas at Austin (UTCID) to further efforts in research and education on identity management, privacy and security.

Combining the latest research with real world application of digital security

Gemalto has been providing identity management solutions to public and private sectors for over 20 years. Meanwhile, UTCID was established in 2010 to educate industry players and the public, forecast threats, and share best practices. Working together, the partners make the US a safer place through innovative research, education, and commercialization of technology to improve security, identity and privacy.

As part of this partnership, Gemalto and UTCID will focus on the following research topics to provide new options for industry players:

Highlighting biometrics as a solution for identity management

With the recent acquisition of 3M Cogent products and solutions, Gemalto is poised as a leader in biometrics, and the Center for Identity has identified the space as one of the pillars of  security for identity management. As such, biometrics represent a significant part of the Center's research agenda. By partnering on these ongoing efforts, Gemalto can bring more awareness and education to the industry, and ensure biometrics can advance to be more readily available for both government and commercial applications.

Executive Comments:

"The Center for Identity's focus on security and privacy aligns perfectly with our company's vision of helping people trust one another in an increasingly digital world. As board member, I hope to contribute Gemalto's experience to their efforts and make this world more secure and convenient with innovative new technologies."

  • Paul Beverly, Government Business Americas, Gemalto 

"Our partnership with Gemalto provides the expertise our students and faculty need to continually enhance our research efforts. We look forward to learning from each other and collaborating to bring a heightened level of education."

  • Suzanne Barber, Director of Center for Identity​