What exactly is ‘Trust and Security’ in the digital field? Is it just about cybersecurity?

  • Date: 28/10/21
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Trust represents the primary basis for innovation and collaborative action. This concept can be transferred into the digital world and enable us to build trust with others. Cybersecurity is very important in this context, but having the enabling tools and technologies to build this trust is as important as being able to use those tools in a secure way.

Digital trust services and electronic identity services help modern societies and enterprises to speed up social and business interactions and build trust across geographies, while helping individuals and companies to deliver value with lower operational costs, and to operate in a fully electronic and paperless environment.

Electronic signatures and electronic identity services are two of the major solutions speeding up digital interactions between participants, for example in validating identity when accessing public services or signing legal contracts.

As a part of the EU4Digital Facility, digital trust and cybersecurity are important underlying conditions, as they enable all other aspects of the digital economy and society to deliver value in a secure way.