There is a chance that 2021 marks the end of an era in many aspects. Humanity seemingly overcame the pandemic shock, although the high number of fatalities is still unacceptable. No one has expected that a virus and its consequences would mark the end of a usual, decade long macroeconomic cycle (the debt crisis ended the previous one in 2007-2008). The endemic turbulences motivated new business logic, structures, processes and gave more space for ongoing digitalization. These are determining the life we live in the ‘20s.
But let us have our usual look back to the year 2021 with Microsec specifics.
The most important takeaway is that the online communication-only way of doing business can only work if discussions are so detailed like the world-famous German precision. In the age of contactless delivery, we must transfer all information within the timeframe of scheduled online meetings. Without personal chit-chats and fireside explanations, there are no room for those clarifications, practical and informal details that we did in the pre-covid times.
Anyone at Microsec can recall the importance of the involvement in forming the market, shaping standards, and influencing the legal framework. We give a few examples. Our experts have joined the works of PKI Consortium that became one of the most active forums of market players interested in PKI from all over the world. The community can develop best practices or create common understandings. Regarding ETSI, we are still participants of several technical committees, where we actively take part in the standardization of numerous PKI-related technologies and solutions. We gathered with other trust service providers during the European Signature Dialog Flagship meeting in Budapest, starting a joint mission to create qualified certificate profile implementation templates enhancing the ease of cross-border validation of electronically signed and protected digital content (a.k.a. signature validation).
We are an engineering company. Still, we notice non-number related curiosities in 2021.
Anyhow, after the uncertainty of 2020, the financial results of our industry shows double-digit growth in 2021. Is it not good enough? Well, more to come with shiny PKI-based services in 2022.
During the warm early summer of 2021, we were wondering if we would sip espressos and cappuccinos with new friends personally. It has become a failed plan. Despite this, we were offered to make a toast with decent lager beers during the final part of the year. But wait, these are pretty strange last sentences for a year-ending blog post. We are pushing the pedal to the metal without speed limits. January of 2022 brings hot news!
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