Safelayer, European leader in the market of ICT security and trust, and Jordi Iñigo i Griera, the company’s software development manager, have been invited by Universitat Pompeu Fabra to give the 2006-2007 joint inaugural lecture for the Computer and Telecommunications Studies, and the Master's Degree in Information, Communication and Audiovisual Media Technologies.
During the inaugural lecture entitled “Software Technology Development: The Digital ID Card”, Jordi Íñigo explained the case of the digital ID (e-DNI) and the role of PKI technology. He also summarised the common decisions that future computer engineers may have to make when putting their projects into practice in terms of technical co-ordination, achieving a return on investment and ongoing improvement.
He also discussed the specific aspects of the company as software developer, placing emphasis on the difference between the development of software “products” and software “projects”. Iñigo, a Telecommunications Engineering graduate of the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, has extensive experience in security systems, software development and cryptography. Jordi Iñigo has been in charge of software development at Safelayer since the company was established in 1999 and he teaches at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
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 three major certification and digital identification projects in Spain: the Spanish Royal Mint, or FNMT, the Digital ID (DNI Electrónico) and the Digital Passport. 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.