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Partnership develops security smart card with LED display

SecureIDNews - Fri, 03/08/2013 - 9:05am

German companies Infineon Technologies AG and Bundesdruckerei GmbH have teamed up to develop a security smart card with an LED display that features a one-time password (OTP).

The technology in the card’s chip can generate a dynamic OTP, which it then displays on the LED screen. The system also has a static password, and together the two increase the security of authentication and payment applications.

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Facial recognition technology aids 13,000 identity fraud investigations

SecureIDNews - Thu, 03/07/2013 - 9:27am

Over the last three years, the State of New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles has been using facial recognition technology to investigate identity fraud cases. During this time, the DMV has looked at 13,000 cases, and the technology has helped lead to more than 2,500 arrests and 5,000 facing administrative action.

The DMV implemented its system in February 2010, and it uses the technology to help identify individuals who try to get multiple state identifications, which could be driver’s licenses or state IDs. The system also verifies that a person renewing an ID is the same person that was originally issued the ID.

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VASCO launches DIGIPASS 870 card reader

SecureIDNews - Thu, 03/07/2013 - 9:05am

VASCO Data Security International Inc. has launched DIGIPASS 870, a USB connectable card reader that has different modes depending on its connectivity.

When connected, the card reader has functions for PKI-based e-banking or e-wallet applications and uses the “what you see is what you sign” function.

The device can display transaction information, which the user confirms by entering a PIN and approving the transaction. Its e-signature functionality protects agains man-in-the-middle and man-in-the-browser attacks. The device uses a secure connection to link to a bank system and it has a large screen with a full graphical display.

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Certipath brings assurance to digitally signed emails

SecureIDNews - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 9:51am

The Department of Defense and other federal agencies that employ the strong authentication credentials for daily use may have found an email assurance solution.

Certipath discussed its email assurance solution at Smart Card Alliance’s 11th Annual Government Conference held in Washington, D.C.


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Analysis: Cooperation driving global border control and biometrics market growth

SecureIDNews - Wed, 03/06/2013 - 9:14am

Frost & Sullivan has released new analysis stating that the global border control and biometrics market will see increased growth due to international cooperation. However, this growth may not be realized unless privacy issues are resolved and organizations are able to measure ROI.

The analysis, “Global Border Control and Biometrics Market Assessment,” covers the security, military, government and law enforcement sectors of the industry. It found that the market’s 2012 revenues were $5.8 billion, and it anticipates that the market will earn $15.8 billion in 2021.

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RF Ideas showcasing health IT solutions

SecureIDNews - Tue, 03/05/2013 - 2:54pm

RF IDeas Inc., a provider of in-building proximity and contactless smart card readers, along with six WaveID partners are showcasing identification and authentication solutions for health care organizations at HIMSS13 in New Orleans.

RF IDeas offers products for the health care industry that is designed to enable customers to leverage the latest in secure identification. RF IDeas and its six in-booth partners will demonstrate HIPAA compliant authentication solutions that give existing employee ID badges added versatility – while improving health care industry workflow and eliminating manual processes.

RF IDeas’ WaveID Partner Pavilion will include the following companies: Agilysys, GVISION, Imprivata, Jetmobile, Jolly Technologies and Quintron.  

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UK, UAE officials speaking at SDW 2013

SecureIDNews - Tue, 03/05/2013 - 2:53pm

SDW 2013, a conference and exhibition focused on the design and use of government and citizen-based identity credentials, has announced an initial line up of international speakers for its conference May 21 – 23.

The show, to be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, includes keynote presentations from, Mandie Campbell, chief operating office at the UK Border Force; and Colonel Khalid Nasser Al-Razooqi, director-General at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Dubai.

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Hong Kong Police taps Identive for digital security

SecureIDNews - Tue, 03/05/2013 - 9:19am

The Hong Kong Police Force has contracted with Identive to use its smart card readers in order to comply with its new security policies. Identive will work through its Hong Kong partner AMCL to supply 12,500 readers this quarter.

The police force recently implemented new IT policies to prevent unauthorized access and protect confidential information. The policies include using smart card identification credentials for employee authentication. Along with determining who is accessing the system, the police force will also be able to track who access what information within the system.

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HID expands in Latin America

SecureIDNews - Tue, 03/05/2013 - 8:32am

Based on its current growth in Latin America, HID Global will be expanding its presence in the region to offer secure identity solutions.

The company plans to achieve growth by hiring more staff in key regions, including Brazil, the Andean region, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico. It also plans for some consolidation in vertical markets. The company also intends to explore stronger customer relationships and local partnerships.

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Addressing change: identity’s constant challenge

SecureIDNews - Mon, 03/04/2013 - 10:27am

Tom Murphy, Senior Director of Sales & Marketing, XTec Inc.

A single identity can be simple. But, as all enterprises eventually realize, the lifecycle maintenance of those identities proves decidedly complicated. The responsibility of keeping identities current, accurate and securely linked to functioning credentials – for the long term – presents the most significant challenge to current enterprises.

At inception, identities represent a straightforward equation. To support the needs of an enterprise, a single identity is affiliated with a credential(s) and assigned specific permissions. An identity management solution supports the identities’ functionality en masse, handling attributes, permissions, identifiers and credentials.

But then the needs of the enterprise change. The responsibilities of individual staff evolve. Employees leave, new employees arrive. Incidents or new threats require security to be enhanced or expanded. Lost or compromised credentials may need to be revoked while others expire. Permissions require adjusting, names need changing and security clearance levels fluctuate. In short, life happens. And the result is a litany of changes to affected identities.

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Matica System reveals new SmartSupply ribbon solution

SecureIDNews - Mon, 03/04/2013 - 8:29am

Card personalization and ID card printer specialist, Matica System has announced the release of its new SmartSupply ribbons and overlay.

The new solution comes in a variety ribbon-based formats, including multi-panel dye-sublimation color, dye-sublimation monochrome and thermal transfer monochrome.

The SmartSupply suite of products features smart tags, and is compatible with any legacy Speedimo print module with the new systems being shipped with built-in smart tag readers. All previously installed systems will be able to access the same SmartSupply features using a simple upgrade tool.

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RSA to release Authentication Manager 8

SecureIDNews - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 9:24am

RSA plans to launch RSA Authentication Manager 8, an access control solution that incorporates strong OTPs and risk-based authentication for enterprise and cloud access.

The product uses a risk-based approach to authentication management with its Risk Engine features that conducts authentication checks against multiple risk factors before granting access to a user. The system uses over 100 risk factors than can be combined in multiple ways to evaluate trust and risk.

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EM Microelectronic reveals contactless card integrating both vicinity and proximity applications

SecureIDNews - Fri, 03/01/2013 - 8:07am

EM Microelectronic, part of the Swatch Group, has released the EM4333 contactless smart card, a dual ISO/IEC 14443A and ISO/IEC 15693 compliant transponder that integrate vicinity and proximity applications on the same media card.

The EM4333 implements an enhanced auto-detection mechanism which ensures that the ISO/IEC 14443 part is powered only in strong field conditions thus ensuring the range of ISO/IEC 15693 is not affected by the high speed ISO/IEC14443A mode.

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Exostar taps Gemalto for cloud security

SecureIDNews - Thu, 02/28/2013 - 9:40am

Exostar has chosen Gemalto’s Protiva Cloud Confirm product to provide security for applications connected to the company’s cloud-based Identity Hubs.

The cloud security product includes IDProve OTP tokens and the IDConfirm strong authentication server.

The additional OTP token adds to Exostar’s strong authentication options, including government-compliant hardware and software digital certificates and Defense Department Common Access Cards.

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Biometric self-boarding trial underway at Heathrow

SecureIDNews - Thu, 02/28/2013 - 9:30am

London’s Heathrow Airport is testing biometric self-boarding as a way to help speed up the flight boarding process, reports Security Document World.

The two-month pilot is happening with South African Airways and utilizes facial biometric technology to facilitate a self-boarding process.

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DHS working on cost-effective biometric exit system

SecureIDNews - Thu, 02/28/2013 - 9:07am

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been unable to meet the requirements of a law passed by Congress after 9/11 that states non-U.S. citizens must go through a biometric collection process both upon entry and leaving the country.

This law was enacted to track visitors’ actual length of stays against what they were permitted to do and sanction those who overstayed their visa.

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Gemalto: Positing the future of m-ID

SecureIDNews - Wed, 02/27/2013 - 10:03am

An increasing number of European countries are instituting e-ID programs, begging the questions: Are there any pilots in place to move away from smart cards and put these credentials on mobile devices? Moreover, what are the obstacles associated with placing mobile credentials their use for secure online identity?

Avisian’s own Zack Martin posed these questions to Gemalto, and Manfred Kube, director of Business Development mHealth at CINTERION— a Germany-based Gemalto company— has responded.

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Gemalto use NFC, mobile phones for identification in the workplace

SecureIDNews - Wed, 02/27/2013 - 9:45am

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Gemalto is demonstratiung a solution for enterprise applications that transform mobile phones into secure identification and authentication devices for the workplace.

The authentication concept uses Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM to enable secure entry to physical buildings as well as strong authentication on PCs, laptops, IT networks and other company services at the simple tap of a phone.

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SecureKey shows off mobile cloud-based authentication solutions

SecureIDNews - Tue, 02/26/2013 - 9:04am

At this week’s Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, SecureKey Technologies Inc. will be showcasing its new cloud-based authentication products for mobile devices.

Some of the apps SecureKey will be demonstrating include Mobile POS, which enables secure EMV card reading on smart phones and tablets; mobile multifactor authentication through NFC and embedded secure elements and mobile identity validation through secure terminals.

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HID adds dual-interface cards to pivCLASS

SecureIDNews - Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:53am

HID Global announced the addition of a dual-interface – contact and contactless – PIV credential to its pivCLASS Government Solutions portfolio, which aims to simplify issuance of PIV cards and the process of upgrading an existing physical access control system to support FIPS-201 standards.

The new pivCLASS smart card and pivCLASS portfolio supports federal contractors that need to leverage PIV-I through the Federal Bridge. The solutions can also be used for a wide range of commercial deployments.

HID Global’s pivCLASS credential meets the specified U.S. Government National Institute of Standards and Technology security requirements for delivering a verification system that protects cardholder data with high-assurance, public key infrastructure (PKI)-based strong authentication.

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