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Abstract

Security and trust have always been and will remain essential pillars on which our society is built. Today, secure and reliable information and communication systems and network infrastructures, and the trustworthiness of the services they provide, play a key role for a healthy growth of the information society.
WSIS 'DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES', 12 DECEMBER 2003: Strengthening the trust framework, including information security and network security, authentication, privacy and consumer protection, is a prerequisite for the development of the information society and for building confidence among users of ICTs.
The evolution towards a ubiquitous service-centric information society raises new, unprecedented security and trust challenges for our society and economy.
The overall focus of ICT security research in the seventh framework programme is on developing knowledge and technologies for building an open, secure and trustworthy information society in Europe, where citizens and organisations can fully reap the benefits from the new technologies. Central to the research is enabling users to manage and protect their digital assets, identities and personal data when they interact in the digital world.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, Directorate-General for the Information Society and Media
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008. various paging, free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=KK3007001 (Catalogue Number: KK-30-07-001-EN-J)
Record Number: 200910046 / Last updated on: 2008-11-20
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en