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Safelayer sponsors the Spanish Conference on Cryptography and Information Society (RECSI)

The Conference has gained increased relevance among professionals and businesses due to a growing need for network security.

Safelayer, a leading company in the field of security and trust for ICTs, will be sponsoring the ninth edition of the Spanish Conference on Cryptography and Information Society (RECSI).

The conference, now in its ninth edition, serves as a gathering point for individuals, entities and businesses working in the field of Information Security. New findings and research into the field of security shall be presented during the conference and different ideas will be discussed.

The gathering, jointly organised by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), has gained particular relevance given the evolution of information technology in recent years. According to Francisco Jordán, CTO at Safelayer, "the almost complete reliance of businesses, professionals and a growing number of individuals on information technology, the large amount of data that is transferred online, and the increasing threats that already exist and those that are yet to arrive through the digital environment have turned security into a strategic factor that determines our coexistence and interrelations at all levels through IT".

The Conference has garnered increasing interest in recent years from businesses and organisations due to the fact that cryptography has become the dominant discipline of security, both in terms of designing cryptographic algorithms and analysing their possible weaknesses. It has abandoned the restrictive circles in which it was historically used, going on to be employed in universities, research centres and all types of businesses and organisations interested in protecting the information they manage.

RECSI is a biennial conference held at Spanish universities and research centres. This year, RECSI 2006 will take place on 7, 8 and 9 September at the UAB Casa de Convalescència university services centre.

In addition to sponsoring the conference, Safelayer will make a presentation of the company on the first day and take part in the debate sessions. Participants shall include Jordi Iñigo Griera, responsible for software development, Helena Rif-Pous, responsible for R&i projects, and Javier Espinosa, Safelayer's professional services consultant.

About Safelayer

Safelayer Secure Communications S.A. is a Spanish company that was founded in May 1999 and is devoted to manufacturing security software solutions for managing digital identity, electronic signature and data protection. The company has developed all of its technology in Spain and is currently Spanish market leader in security. Today, Safelayer technology sustains the two major certification and digital identification projects in Spain: the Spanish Royal Mint, or FNMT, and the Digital ID (DNI Electrónico). Similarly, Safelayer technology ensures the NATO e-mail system.

Safelayer technology, based on open standards, is characterised by its strength, simplicity and flexibility and it is endorsed by the Common Criteria EAL2 and EAL4+ maximum quality certifications.

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