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Trüb AG deploys national e-ID solution in the Republic of Azerbaijan

SecureIDNews - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 4:04am

Trüb AG, a global supplier of high security identity and travel documents, has been selected by the Republic of Azerbaijan to provide the key elements for an extensive national e-solution.

The contract includes the supply of electronic identity cards (e-ID) equipped with a dual interface chip module as well as the installation of the personalization and quality assurance equipment for several personalization centers across the country.

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Evolis, Viscount partner on visitor management

SecureIDNews - Wed, 01/23/2013 - 10:07am

Evolis has partnered with Viscount Systems Inc. to introduce Hello Visitors a visitor management solution based on rewritable cards.

To meet different requirements in welcoming and managing visitors, Evolis and Viscount Systems Inc. developed Hello Visitors solution. This solution is made up of the Facility Friends software, published by Viscount Systems Inc., an Evolis Tattoo-RW rewritable card printer, rewritable cards and badge-holders.

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GlobalPlatform’s priorities for 2013

SecureIDNews - Wed, 01/23/2013 - 6:52am

Kevin Gillick, GlobalPlatform’s executive director, has outlined his vision for the organization’s road map, long-term areas of focus and priorities for the year ahead.

Gillick discusses GlobalPlatform’s card specification, which has become a well-established standard. When asked about future updates, Gillick reveals that GlobalPlatform are still hard at work to perfect the specification.

Aware of the need to enhance and align the spec with current and future market requirements, Gillick reveals that GlobalPlatform is working on implementation guidelines and configurations for specific markets. Gillick cites last February’s launch of the ID Configuration guideline — a guide to implementing chip-based identity solutions in accordance with Card Specification v2.2 for government— as an example for future updates.

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Assa Abloy launches smart reader for faster hospital care

SecureIDNews - Mon, 01/21/2013 - 3:45am

Assa Abloy has released a smart reader designed for hospital employees to gain quick, secure access to patient information and other hospital applications.

The smart reader is a collaboration with HID Global and Dell, utilizing HID Global’s OMNIKEY 5321 reader and Dell’s Mobile Clinical Computing (MCC).

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Google investigating different two-factor ID solutions

SecureIDNews - Fri, 01/18/2013 - 7:13am

The password backlash continues as Google is set to publish a paper on different forms of two-factor authentication, according to a report.

The engineering journal IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine is set to print the paper from Eric Grosse, vice president of security, and Mayank Upadhyay, an engineer at the tech giant in late January. Passwords will not go away completely but can become less cumbersome with the addition of another factor of authentication.

The research paper outlines a few different technologies that consumers can use to better authenticate online. One method includes using a cryptographic card that slides into a USB reader and automatically logs a user into Google and other sites. This method required Google to modify its Web browser but there’s no additional software to download. A user logs into the site, plugs in the USB stick and then registers it with a mouse click.

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Smart Card Alliance Identity Council focuses on mobile, NSTIC

SecureIDNews - Thu, 01/17/2013 - 9:37am

The Smart Card Alliance Identity Council will focus on providing guidance on mobile identity and the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.

Providing guidance and leading practices for mobile identity credentialing and the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) will be the focus for 2013, the Smart Card Alliance Identity Council announced today. Wrapping up a successful 2012, the Identity Council also announced its new officers and steering committee that will lead council projects in 2013-2014.

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Chinese transformer manufacturer taps HID

SecureIDNews - Thu, 01/17/2013 - 6:54am

HID Global announced that its network access control solutions and contactless readers have been selected by Shenyang Transformer Group Co. Ltd. in China to enable access level settings and area control to prevent unauthorized entry.

The access control solution is interoperable with the plant’s existing credentials and integrates with a range of hardware and management software from other deployments. The solution leverages Shenyang existing network investment to provide a centralized, Web-based access control system that provides central monitoring, report generation, the ability to establish staff access level settings and visitor management.

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Identive providing smart card readers to middle east

SecureIDNews - Wed, 01/16/2013 - 5:43am

Identive Group Inc. announced that it has received an order for more than 300,000 SCR3310v2 smart card readers to support a national electronic ID card program in the Middle East. The order will ship in the first quarter of 2013.

Citizens will use the smart card readers for secure access to eGovernment and eAdministration applications, as well as to digitally sign documents. 


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Feds fund digital ID

SecureIDNews - Tue, 01/15/2013 - 4:27am

Use cases target children to seniors

Zack Martin, Editor, Avisian Publications Gina Jordan, Contributing editor, avisian publications

The amorphous identity ecosystem is starting to take shape. After more than a year of discussion, funding for pilots to demonstrate what an identity ecosystem is all about has been awarded and projects are starting to coalesce.

Five pilot projects received a total of $9 million as a part of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). The pilots cross markets and user communities including health care, online media, retail, banking, higher education and state and local government.

“Our goal is to make something happen that otherwise would not happen,” says Jeremy Grant, senior executive advisor for identity management and head of the National Program Office for NSTIC.

The five winners–the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Daon, Criterion Systems, Resilient Networks and Internet2–were weaned from 186 original entries and 27 finalists. “All are different but they share a common theme of partnership,” Grant says. “It’s less about building something new than getting these credential technologies out there and setting up identity ecosystems in miniature.”

Re:ID spoke with representatives from the five pilot winners. Each detailed different aspects of the identity ecosystem their project would be testing.

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Indian educational department finishing smart card pilot

SecureIDNews - Tue, 01/15/2013 - 3:42am

The Sulthanpet Union in Coimbatore, India, is wrapping up a pilot program that involves issuing smart cards to all students and teachers, regardless of the type of school they’re connected with, reports The Hindu.

The project is part of a state initiative to build a database containing information on all students and teachers. The database will also have information on all types of schools in the state, including government-operated, private, corporation, aided or municipality.

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