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Gemalto discusses securing connected cars at TU-Automotive Detroit

AUSTIN, Texas, May 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As connected cars drive us toward a world of new mobility, Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is bringing its automotive security expertise to TU-Automotive Detroit during a panel discussion. Along with other industry leaders, Gemalto's Vice President of M2M Laetitia Jay will share insights on "Cybersecurity: Hackers Take Control of the Wheel."

According to the GSMA, the connected car market will grow threefold in only five years1. Automotive connectivity is evolving from closed telematics systems to an open architecture that connects the vehicle not only to users or the car's manufacturer, but also to other vehicles, traffic control infrastructure or cloud based application platforms. In such a highly versatile environment, protecting any potential openings against security hacks is essential.

Gemalto will share its expertise on how infrastructure can and must be designed to protect and secure the vehicle, all its systems and the backend IT servers that manage the connected experience

In addition to the lineup of speakers and full schedule at TU-Automotive Detroit, June 3-4, attendees are invited to visit the Gemalto booth for technology demonstrations and to meet one-on-one with M2M and digital security experts. To learn more about Gemalto's presence at TU-Automotive Detroit: visit our webpage or follow Gemalto North America on Twitter: @Gemalto_NA.

1Connected Car Forecast: Global Connected Car Market to Grow Threefold Within Five Years

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security, with 2014 annual revenues of €2.5 billion and blue-chip customers in over 180 countries.

Gemalto helps people trust one another in an increasingly connected digital world. Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this fast moving mobile and digital environment, we enable companies and administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds, eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and internet-of-things and transport ticketing systems.

Gemalto's unique technology portfolio - from advanced cryptographic software embedded in a variety of familiar objects, to highly robust and scalable back-office platforms for authentication, encryption and digital credential management - is delivered by our world-class service teams. Our 14,000 employees operate out of 99 offices, 34 personalization and data centers, and 24 research and software development centers located in 46 countries.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com, blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

CONTACT: Gemalto Media Contacts: Nicole Williams North America +1 512 758 8921 Nicole.Williams@gemalto.com

Source:GEMALTO SA