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    11.26.2014 | Download as PDF | Morpho-Dictao Digital Signature Solution Approved by NATO

    Paris, November 26, 2014 Morpho-Dictao (Safran) announces that its electronic signature solution, Dictao AdSigner, is now included in the NATO Information Assurance Product Catalogue (NIAPC), and is classified ‘NATO SECRET’. The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency Cyber Security office serves to help reinforce NATO’s role in preventing, detecting and countering cyber-attacks. In particular, it publishes the NIAPC, which lists products that are compliant with NATO security requirements. The publication provides the 28 NATO nations, allies, and NATO civil and military bodies with a catalogue of products for securing IT systems, and protecting sensitive data from all attacks. Dictao AdSigner is now included in the NIAPC, and attained the ‘Green’ level evaluation scheme, or highest security level possible. It is now authorized to be used on NATO systems handling data up to and including the NATO SECRET (NS) security level. This is the 5th highest level of security out of 6 total levels. In addition to the NATO approval, Dictao AdSigner is also certified at the EAL3+ level of the Common Criteria (ISO 15 408) security evaluation, an international standard which serves to evaluate the quality and reliability of IT security solutions. Jacques Pantin, Executive Vice President of Morpho-Dictao, stated: “This certification confirms yet again the high security level of our digital signature solutions and their capability to protect highly sensitive information from all types of cyber-attacks. The inclusion in the NATO catalogue demonstrates our ability to offer highly secure market solutions that adhere to the strictest of regulatory and technical requirements.” **** About Morpho Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is a global leader in security solutions. The company employs more than 8,400 people in 40 countries and reported revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2013. Morpho’s unique expertise lies in providing cutting edge security solutions for government identity, public security, critical infrastructure, transportation and business markets. Morpho is the world leader in multibiometric identification technologies, biometric identity documents, Automated Biometric Identification Systems (ABIS) and Explosives Detection Systems (EDS). It is one of the leading suppliers of SIM cards, smart cards, trace detection equipment and gaming terminals. With systems operating in more than 100 countries, Morpho’s solutions simplify and secure the lives of people around the world. For more information : Follow @MORPHO_NEWS on Twitter About Dictao Dictao is the leading publisher of software solutions for security and digital trust. Our software platform guarantees the security of digital transactions, and gives users confidence thanks to reliable proof. The platform provides three core functions: strong authentication of users, transaction security (digital signature), and data integrity (digital vault and traceability). Dictao is the only software editor whose product range is tailored to meet high performance levels, is proven in diverse contexts and is certified at the EAL3+ level of the international Common Criteria standards by the FNISA (French Networks and Information Security Agency). Morpho completed Dictao’s acquisition on August 29th, 2014 For more information
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    11.26.2014 | Download as PDF | Morpho Launches Non-Radioactive Trace Detector

    Itemiser 4DX streamlines deployment and operations, enhances explosives detection capabilities WILMINGTON, Mass. – November 25, 2014 Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced the launch of its next-generation desktop explosives trace detector (ETD), Itemiser® 4DX. Built on the industry-leading Itemiser® ETD platform, Itemiser 4DX delivers advanced explosives detection and screening capabilities powered by a non-radioactive ITMS® (Ion Trap Mobility Spectrometer) source. Optimized for ease-of-use and mobility, Itemiser 4DX eliminates the administrative, regulatory, storage and shipping requirements associated with a radiation-emitting trace detection source. “The result of almost 15 years of Itemiser systems in operation, Itemiser 4DX delivers on Morpho’s commitment to provide our customers advanced explosives detection capabilities while streamlining burdensome deployment and operational procedures,” said Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho Detection. “Combined with a global service footprint and rapid response capabilities, Morpho offers a comprehensive, unmatched end-to-end solution.” A lightweight, portable desktop system, Itemiser 4DX utilizes a long-lasting battery to enable rapid deployment between locations without powering down. By leveraging long-life consumables and internal calibration, Itemiser 4DX seeks to minimize operational costs for airports and air cargo facilities, law enforcement agencies and government and critical infrastructure installations. Itemiser 4DX will be on display and available for demonstrations in booth F10 at Transport Security Expo (Transec), December 2-3 in London. For more information on Morpho’s detection products, visit **** About Morpho Detection Morpho Detection, part of Morpho, Safran’s (PAR: SAF) security business, is a leading supplier of explosives and narcotics and chemical, radiological, and nuclear detection systems for government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography, Raman spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho Detection’s solutions are deployed to help protect people and property the world over. For more information : Follow @MORPHO_NEWS on Twitter
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    11.25.2014 | Download as PDF | Death of Jean-Paul Béchat

    Paris, November 24th, 2014 a) Safran Management is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Jean-Paul Béchat, President of the Management Board of the Group from 2005 to 2007. "I was fortunate to work by his side for many years and thus able to appreciate Jean-Paul Béchat’s many qualities throughout his career as a remarkable industrial leader. I know he has played a pivotal role in our efforts to build a robust high-technology Group that has emerged as a leader in its fields and built a solid reputation on international markets. We all owe him a lot,” said Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Safran. Jean-Paul Béchat joined the Group in October 1965 and spent most of his career working in a wide variety of functions at various Safran companies. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1962, earned his Master of Sciences degree from Stanford University in 1969, and went on to join Snecma as a production engineer, where he promptly assumed responsibility for Concorde engine nozzle assembly and then for running production at the company’s plant in Corbeil. He then served as Production Director (1974-1978), Vice-President Industrial Affairs, then Executive Vice President at Hispano-Suiza (1982-1985). In-between, he worked for Snecma’s Technical Department as Deputy Director (1979-1981) and then for that company as Head of Industrial Relations (1981-1982). During that time, he led the shift to a 39-hour working week. In 1986, he became Chief Executive Officer, then Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Messier-Hispano-Bugatti (Snecma Group), where he modernized industrial capacity, built an international service network, and established Messier-Dowty in 1994. From 1994 to 1996, he served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Société Nationale des Poudres et Explosifs (SNPE). SNPE’s Matériaux Energétiques (energy materials) arm went on to join Safran in 2011. He was subsequently appointed Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Snecma, which he headed until Safran was created in 2005. Jean-Paul Béchat also chaired GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales) from 1997 to 2001, and subsequently became a Board member and one of its Honorary Chairmen. He was also a member of the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace Board. **** Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 66,300 employees and generated sales of 14.7 billion euros in 2013*. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 1.8 billion Euros in 2013. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index.  *  Sales in 2013 restated for the impacts of IFRS11 amounted to 14.4 billion euros. For more information,  / Follow @SAFRAN on Twitter
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