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DarkMatter and Safelayer collaborate to enhance security to digital ID applications.

Cooperation will result in the secure delivery of advanced digital services for citizens, residents, visitors, businesses, facilitated by the deployment of ecure digital identification (ID) infrastructure.

DarkMatter, the international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, is pleased to announce its ongoing cooperation with Safelayer Secure Communications to improve the effectiveness of digitally delivered services and to deploy secure digital identification (ID) infrastructure.

Safelayer is a leading provider of security software for Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), multi-factor authentication, electronic and cloud signature, and data encryption, and is working with DarkMatter (the operator of the UAE National PKI) to accelerate the transformation towards secure and efficient digital societies.

The two companies are collaborating on an implementation of Mobile ID and cloud signature capabilities, enabling the firms to deploy large scale digital ID projects featuring the highest levels of security.

Combining DarkMatter’s expansive cyber security expertise and experience with Safelayer’s eIDAS platform, the firms are ushering in a new era of convenience and security to Mobile ID applications.

Safelayer’s eID technologies protect and utilise the digital identity of corporate users, private citizens, or connected objects, which is becoming an area of heightened importance given the rise of smart nations and the explosion of intelligent, connected devices.

Scott Rea, DarkMatter’s Senior Vice-President of Trust Services, commented, “To truly deliver on the benefits accruing from digitisation, we have to ensure that we do not degrade the trust in digital transactions, ensuring security is considered holistically with no weak links in the chain of trust end-to-end. This infrastructure is a step in the right direction to realising this goal, and will provide an exceptional platform for the UAE and beyond to lead the globe in this area.”

Jordi Buch Safelayer’s Vice-President Marketing and Sales said, “We found in DarkMatter world-class experts possessing extensive knowledge in security solutions. Teaming-up with them creates great value to governmental agencies as well as to corporate businesses involved in digital identity services, electronic signature or in the deployment of large scale Mobile ID projects.”

Eric Piroux, Safelayer’s  EMEA-APAC Sales Director commented, “Safelayer is delighted to join forces with DarkMatter to provide best-in-breed trust services, which are considered as a corner piece for the ongoing digital transformation of our modern society.”


The aim of smart cities is to leverage digitisation to raise the quality of life of citizens. The provision of rich and complete digital services that comply with local administrative and legal requirements is only possible if cyber security is placed at the heart of smart city initiatives and trust is established and maintained end-to-end.


About DarkMatter

DarkMatter is transforming the cyber security landscape. Headquartered in the UAE and operating globally, we’re the region’s first and only fully integrated digital defence and cyber security consultancy and implementation firm. Our elite team of global experts deliver advanced, next-generation solutions to governments and enterprises across the cyber security spectrum.

We help clients simplify the enormous complexity of today’s ever-evolving cyber threats. Our mission is to protect the future by securing our technologies. Innovation and Research are cornerstones to our development and the activities in these areas underpin our entire range of offerings, including Secure Communications, crypto and blockchain, Public Key Infrastructure and Big Data & Analytics products.

They also extend to our activities in Governance, Risk & Compliance, Cyber Network Defence, Managed Security Services, Infrastructure & System Integration, and Test & Validation Labs. For further details, visit


About Safelayer

Safelayer Secure Communications S.A. is a leading provider of security software for Public Key Infrastructure (NATO and CC EAL4+ certified PKI), Multi-Factor Authentication (Identity Federation, Adaptive Authentication, SSO, Mobile ID), Electronic and Cloud Signature, Data Encryption and for the protection of Electronic Transactions. Safelayer’s eID technologies protect, serve and make use of the digital identity of people (corporate users or citizens), as well as connected objects (software systems or hardware devices), contributing to building trust in today's digital era. For further details, visit


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