ENISA says Cross-Border e-Authentication still faces significant risks

ENISA recently published a report that evaluates the risks of cross-border e-authentication. Two different case studies were examined in detail to visualise these risks. NETCards aims to facilitate medical treatment for EU citizens by using electronically readable health insurance cards, while STORK plans to simplify administration by having secure online access to public services across borders.

High-level IT security analysis was used in assessing both cases. The core risks that need to be addressed as soon as possible include data protection, legal framework, securing online connections and to bridge technological differences. Developing a pan-EU security policy is also strongly recommended and should be implemented soon according to ENISA.

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