Press release on November 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM EET
Nixu supports Swedish building industry’s ID06 in the cyber fight against economic crime
The construction sector in Sweden has been challenged by undeclared work and tax evasion, which leads to increased insecurity and personal safety risks at workplaces as well as government tax losses. As of January 2016, the law requires construction sites in Sweden to register contractors electronically. The aim is to reduce the incidence of undeclared labor and promote fair competition throughout the industry.
ID06 is a company that provides a system that meets the requirements of the Swedish Contractor Registration Act and provides industry-specific equipment. With the introduction of ID06 system, the building sector has made a big step forward in the fight against economic crime. More than 600,000 employees in more than 60,000 companies already carry a personal ID06 card in Sweden.
Sophisticated cyber threats driven by the grey market, pose serious challenges to building sector. Organized crime exploits the latest cyber technology and tries to benefit from ID06 by tricking extra persons in the system in order to gain access to building sites. In addition, criminals try to take advantage of the personal data collected by the system. Thus, ID06 has cybersecurity at the heart of its operations and it is utmost important to keep the ID06 system operational and secure 24/7.
The cooperation agreement between Nixu and ID06 includes the Nixu Cyber Defense Center (CDC) service, which provides capability to spot upcoming sophisticated attacks as well mitigate them with minimal amount of damage and availability loss. With the CDC service, ID06 has access to a scalable defense system that combines the latest cybersecurity technology with the skills of top professionals in the field.
“ID06 collects and processes a significant amount of personal data, which involves particular security risks. In such an environment it is extremely important to ensure high quality cybersecurity and we are very pleased to support ID06 with our Cyber Defense Center services”, says Nixu’s Chief Executive Officer Petri Kairinen.
“We are happy to partner with Nixu in the fight against economic crime in the Swedish building sector. The professional skills of Nixu’s cyber defense experts combined with modern technology guarantee that ID06 can foresee and react quickly to information security threats”, says ID06`s CEO Peter Löfgren.
CEO Petri Kairinen, Nixu Corporation
telephone +358 40 832 1832, e-mail email@example.com
CEO Peter Löfgren, ID06 AB
telephone +46708210200, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nixu in brief:
Nixu Corporation is a cybersecurity company. We work to improve our clients’ cybersecurity in solution areas of Corporate IT, Digital Business and Industrial Internet. Our clients trust Nixu in projects where developing, implementing or assessing of information security is a must. We ensure the confidentiality of our clients' data, business continuity and ease-of-access to digital services through planning and mitigation of cybersecurity risks.
www.nixu.com/en/, www.nixu.com/en/blog and twitter: @nixutigerteam
ID06 in brief:
ID06 AB provides an efficient IT infrastructure for effective fiscal verification, safe workplaces and commercial applications. Authorities, organizations and companies can use the IT infrastructure as long as they comply with the ID06 core value “Sound competition through transparency”. The core processes for all ID06 operations are accessibility (IT infrastructure online 24/7) and security (corporate and individual data protected in compliance with General Data Protection Regulation).