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HID integrates Codebench into product lines

SecureIDNews - Tue, 04/09/2013 - 10:22am

HID Global has expanded its pivCLASS Government Solutions portfolio focused on the federal identity market with the addition of the PIVCheck Plus software solution from Codebench, an HID Global company. The pivCLASS solution provides PIV and PKI functionality at the door for government agencies and contractors enabling them to comply with federal identity mandates. The company will showcase its complete portfolio of FIPS-201 compliant access control solutions at this year’s ISC West 2013 International Security Conference and Exposition from April 10-12 in Las Vegas.

The PIVCheck Plus software solution, now called pivCLASS Registration Engine and pivCLASS Certificate Manager, enables customers to harvest cardholder data and enroll the information into a variety of physical access control systems. The solution currently supports 30 different physical access control systems. The software offering joins HID Global’s pivCLASS Transitional Readers, pivCLASS Credentials and pivCLASS Authentication Module as the industry’s most complete solution for PKI at the door.

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AOptix releases iPhone biometric system

SecureIDNews - Tue, 04/09/2013 - 10:04am

AOptix unveiled Stratus, a mobile identity solution designed for the iPhone that delivers iris, fingerprint, voice, and face recognition. AOptix Stratus offers identity enrollment, identification and verification.

AOptix Stratus employs familiar Apple iOS conventions and is designed to be intuitive like the iPhone. The AOptix Stratus family includes AOptix Stratus MX, AOptix Stratus App for iOS and AOptix Stratus SDK. The Stratus MX is a hardware peripheral that houses an iPhone 4/4S and contains a fingerprint sensor and an AOptix iris imaging system.

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DHS Science and Technology Directorate developing app for first responder verification

SecureIDNews - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 3:15pm

Uses external reader now but NFC in the plans

The U.S Department of Homeland Security is developing a standards-based application that will be able to validate first responders arriving to a scene using smart phones.

Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate has been working on a smart phone app so that officials can verify and track first responders arriving at a scene as well as exchange attributes to make sure they have the necessary training, says Karyn Higa-Smith, program manager for Identity Management and Data Privacy Research in the Cyber Security Division of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate.

The application is being developed to enhance physical security for state and local officials so they can easily and cheaply verify first responders arriving at a scene. The Security’s Science and Technology Identity Management Testbed hosted at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab has developed an app for the Android handset and currently uses a commercial off-the-shelf Bluetooth smart card reader for smart phones, such as the one from BAI mobile, Higa-Smith says.

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Natural Security takes biometric access control to school

SecureIDNews - Fri, 04/05/2013 - 9:39am

San Jose State University (SJSU) has announced that it will use Natural Security’s biometric authentication solutions at the school’s Spartan Shops.

The solution will see SJSU students use their mobile phone along with biometric information stored on a secure element. Biometric authentication combined with mid-range contactless technology will be used to allow students access to residential dining halls.

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SALTO secures IT server racks with new GEO electronic cylinder

SecureIDNews - Fri, 04/05/2013 - 8:38am

SALTO Systems has launched a brand new version of its SALTO GEO (Global Electronic Opening) electronic cylinder specially developed in response to demand for computing, data storage and IT companies.

The new electronic cylinder lock provides a wire-free fully stand alone electronic access control solution to secure access to server racks in increasingly important and sensitive locations. It also eliminates mechanical master key problems as there is no need to replace all the cylinders if a key is lost or stolen.

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UK college pilots tokenless, two-factor authentication

SecureIDNews - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:04am

The Sheffield College in South Yorkshire, UK — an institution with academic, vocational and work-related programs — is piloting a tokenless, two factor authentication solution for its faculty and staff.

Sheffield services some 20,000 adult and young adult students per year studying on full-time, part-time and short-term bases. Sheffield maintains four main campuses located across the city – Hillsborough College, Norton College, Peaks College and Sheffield City College.

Herein lies the need for a new remote access solution.

Sheffield College staff often work from, and between, the disparate campus locations. Previously, the college used a remote access solution that enabled staff to access their virtual desktops and corporate network while on the move.

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CARTES Asia 2013 unveils the 3 Asian SESAME Award Winners

SecureIDNews - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 9:32am

Winners of the CARTES Asia 2013 SESAME Awards have been chosen. The Asian SESAMES Awards rewards the best projects in 3 categories:

  • Card technology, manufacturing, personalization, covering everything that relates to the card technology and manufacturing process, and its personalization, and provisioning until final delivery to the card holder.
  • Hardware, including readers, validators, and more globally products and projects that enable interactions with the card.
  • Software and applications, that covers all sector dedicated applications (payment, telecom, healthcare, transport, identity, etc.), and software that enables the running of the applications.

The Prize Winners are:

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New Rhino Touch reader enables self-service validation

SecureIDNews - Wed, 04/03/2013 - 9:57am

Innometriks has added a new identification validation reader to its portfolio. Called the Rhino Touch, the reader is a result of a partnership with Lumidigm to incorporate fingerprint sensors into its features.

The Rhino Touch is an identification validation reader that’s designed for high-security applications that require multifactor authentication. It offers a configuration for U.S. Government credentials that meets SP800-116 implementation guidelines. The system is FIPS 201 certified, and it’s also approved by the TSA.

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Lawmakers to the Public: Follow Me

Nextgov.com News Articles - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 4:40pm
Members of Congress increasingly are Tweeting and posting on Facebook, according to a new report.
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accells launches individual mobile identity authentication

SecureIDNews - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 1:30pm

Mobile ID and smart authentication service provider accells technologies has launched the demo site of its identity authentication service BringYourOwnID.com. The service is geared toward smart phone users to provide identity authentication across any digital service.

Whether users want to share files securely, verify payments or have a secure sign-on with their smart phone, BringYourOwnID.com can enable the security and authentication process while providing protection against malware attacks, and it does so without the need for an extra physical token.

The service is a secure mobile app that enables individuals to use their smart phones as a mobile ID for authentication to a variety of online services, including enterprise cloud services, network single sign-on, VPN remote access and mobile apps. It also functions across multiple channels, covering online, POS, call centers, and consumer cloud services. The service provides multi-factor authentication using location, the device being used, credentials and human verification.

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Report: Over a half billion NFC devices on the market within a year

SecureIDNews - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 10:10am

A report by ABI Research shows that the number of NFC-enabled devices hitting the market will greatly increase by 2014. In “NFC Devices, Strategies, and Form Factors,” the firm has analyzed the market to find that at least 285 million NFC-enabled mobile and consumer electronics devices will ship in 2013, and that number will increase to over 500 million in 2014.

Mobile manufacturers are driving the push for NFC, as mobile network operators are downscaling, revising or reconsidering their positions, says John Devlin, practice director. Google Wallet turned out to be a factor in mobile network operator strategies because it introduced a new business model for payments.

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H2 Bike Run gets secure with SALTO

SecureIDNews - Fri, 03/29/2013 - 10:27am

H2 Bike Run, a gym and bike club for cyclists and runners commuting to work in London’s Soho district, has installed more than 1,400 lockers all equipped with smart electronic locks from SALTO to provide secure storage.

SALTO installed its SALTO XS4 Locker Locks, integrated with SALTO’s access control system designed to meet all of the security demands of the locker room environment at H2 Bike Run.

H2 Bike Run offers 300 secure bike parking spaces inside the building on Josta racks together with more than 40 luxury showers, changing facilities for both men and women, sports therapy, a laundry service, bike servicing, retail accessories and repairs and a small gym.

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Report: Multifactor authentication market to reach $5.45 billion by 2017

SecureIDNews - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 3:15pm

MarketsandMarkets released a report, “Two & Three Factor Authentication Market- By Model / types (two, three, four & five-factor), Application (Banking & Finance, Healthcare, Government, Defense, Travel & immigration, Consumer Electronics and Commercial Security and by Geography Forecasts (2012 - 2017) that finds that this sector is growing at a CAGR of 17.3% and will reach $5.45 billion by 2017.

The report looks at the increasing popularity of multifactor authentication and the different types of form factors used for authentication and how they can be combined. While companies can implement up to five-factor authentication, MarketsandMarkets found that two-factor authentication is the most common approach, covering 90% of the multifactor authentication market.

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Smart Card Alliance holding mobile identity and access control workshop at ISC West

SecureIDNews - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 3:08pm

The Smart Card Alliance will be hosting a day-long workshop at ISC West entitled “Learn to Leverage Mobile Devices in Physical and Logical Access Security.” The event will take place on April 9 from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. PT at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Attendees will learn more about new uses for mobile devices, including using devices for digital identity credentials and for physical access. During the interactive workshop, presenters will delve into how to securely provision mobile devices and discuss different data storage models and use cases for mobile credentials. This will cover both commercial (CIV and PIV-I) and government (PIV) identity applications.

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Belgian ports rolling out Lumidigm fingerprint scanners

SecureIDNews - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 9:47am

Lumidigm announced that Alfapass, the provider of the security smart card system at the Ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge in Belgium, is replacing the older biometric system at the ports’ registration stations with Lumidigm V-Series multispectral imaging fingerprint readers.

The Port of Antwerp is Europe’s second largest port and Alfapass is in the process of enrolling 17,000 truck drivers and 10,000 longshoremen at the two ports on the new system.

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HID unveils enhanced HDP5000 card printer

SecureIDNews - Wed, 03/27/2013 - 9:52am

HID Global launched its enhanced FARGO HDP5000 High Definition Printer/Encoder. Featuring the company’s fifth generation of High Definition Printing technology, the enhanced HDP5000 now includes an expanded feature set and is marketed toward government, corporations and universities looking to produce IDs requiring color printing, card encoding and holographic security features on different technology cards.

The HDP5000 printer/encoder features a new and brighter OLED graphical display that is capable of displaying a wide variety of different languages for use in emerging and mature markets throughout the world. For increased productivity, the HDP5000 also features increased card throughput speeds of up to 150 cards per hour and includes an optional dual card input hopper enabling for automatic switching between two different card types.

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Sweden taps Morpho for drivers licenses, digital tachograph cards

SecureIDNews - Wed, 03/27/2013 - 9:39am

The Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) has awarded a contract to Morpho (Safran) for the production of secure drivers’ licenses and digital tachograph cards that record the driving and rest times of truck and bus drivers.

The new licenses and tachograph cards integrate new security features to comply with current European Union standards. They also add extra protection against document fraud.

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Lieberman survey reveals IT directives often fall on deaf ears

SecureIDNews - Wed, 03/27/2013 - 9:34am

Lieberman Software Corporation has published a survey revealing that better than 80% of IT security professionals believe that corporate employees deliberately ignore the security rules and directives they issue.

The survey — conducted in February at the 2013 RSA Conference in San Francisco — examined the opinions of almost 250 IT security professionals and discovered that more than half of them think that company workers deliberately ignore IT security directives. Moreover, the surveyed IT professionals are skeptical that end-users would heed IT directives even if executive management mandated them.

The survey’s findings accompany a call from IT security professionals and vendors for improved IT security within organizations, as well as strategic guidance issued from the board level.

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G&D wins Asian smart ID contract

SecureIDNews - Wed, 03/27/2013 - 9:20am

German technology company Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has won a contract from the government of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China to produce its new multifunction contactless smart ID cards. G&D will be the primary contractor on this project and will have responsibility for the project’s management, smart card application development and modifications to the existing infrastructure to enable support for the new technology.

Macau’s government opted for a secure contactless system to help speed up transactions, particularly in terms of people traveling between the region, Hong Kong and China.

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AdvanIDe introduces new European sales director

SecureIDNews - Wed, 03/27/2013 - 8:57am

AdvanIDe, a provider of semiconductors for the smart card and RFID industry, has introduced Erik Steger as the company’s new sales director for Europe and South Africa.

Steger will will work with Holger Roessner, managing director at the company. As a sales director, Steger’s primary responsibility will be to monitor AdvanIDe sales activities throughout Europe and South Africa as well as oversee local procurement and customer service at the company’s Walluf, Germany offices.

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