Author Archives | Steve Atkins

Aadhaar simplifies the issuing of e-licenses for drivers in India

By Safran Identity and Security With 110 million drivers1, managing and optimizing the issuing of driver’s licenses in India poses a real challenge which is being addressed by Aadhaar, a citizen identification program using biometrics. For thirteen years now, India has been replacing a simple paper driving license with the “smart card,” an electronic driver’s […]

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Aadhaar-based digital ID customer registration: a new era

By Safran Identity and Security Following the Indian government’s decision to require registration of each mobile customer in the country, mobile operators had to look for a solution to replace the old painstaking and unsecure manual process with a more efficient and paperless alternative, ensuring greater confidentiality and privacy of customer information and radically reducing […]

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G+D Mobile Security solution provides protection against WannaCry

By Giesecke & Devrient Since last Friday, the ransomware “WannaCry” has attacked more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries and caused enormous damage. Like in previous attacks e.g. with Stuxnet, WannaCry was using a vulnerability within the system of unpatched or unhardened Windows computers. Industrial facilities and equipment without up-to-date IT security patch management are […]

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VIDEO: Interview with ID4AFRICA’s Dr. Joseph Atick

During the ID4AFRICA event in Windhoek, Namibia, we were honored to interview Dr. Joseph J. Atick, Executive Chairman of the ID4AFRICA movement and hear his views on the need for valid identification in Africa, as well as his visions for the future of the continent and identification technology.

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VIDEO: ID4AFRICA Impressions

Were you in Windhoek, Namibia for this years ID4AFRICA event? If you were then you may see yourself in this image video and if you weren’t there, then please check out the video and see what you missed. It was an incredible event with an amazing pan-African continent attendance. But why are you reading this? […]

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PrimeKey acquires C2 Company, accelerates presence in the US

PrimeKey Solutions has acquired C2 Company in California, a move which significantly strengthens the company’s presence in the United States. C2 Company, known for successfully providing complex PKI, network, and security integration services to an impressive list of customers throughout the country, is an ideal organization for PrimeKey to leverage. “For over 15 years, C2 […]

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Imprimerie Nationale Group, Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport unveil first automatic e-gates for border control

The Imprimerie Nationale Group, a leader in secure biometric identity solutions, has launched the first e-gates deployed for border control at Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, within the national PARAFE (Passage Rapide aux Frontières Extérieures – Fast Pass through the External Borders) framework experimentation. Developed by engineers from Thales Identity & Biometric Division, recently acquired by Imprimerie […]

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Gemalto, Veridos strengthen identity security with eID cards for Macao SAR Government

Gemalto is partnering with Veridos, a German company specializing in Identity Solutions, to supply contactless electronic ​identity cards (eIDs) to the Macao Special Administrative Region Government (Macao SAR Government). Under the collaboration, Gemalto is the subcontractor responsible for providing the physical cards, enhanced with security features and seamlessly inc​orporating Veridos’ operating system software solution. The […]

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G+D Mobile Security to demo award-winning TAK Application Security Solution at upcoming events

The Trusted Application Kit (TAK) developed by G+D Mobile Security is an application security framework for mobile operating systems, like Android and iOS. Using TAK, developers can quickly and efficiently incorporate advanced security functions into their applications during the design process. TAK provides robust security without impact to app development time or the user experience […]

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Botswana selects Morpho South Africa to provide a single multi-biometric platform for ID

Safran Identity & Security, through its subsidiary Morpho South Africa, has signed a contract with the Government of Botswana, represented by the Botswana Police Service, for an upgrade and rationalization of their legacy AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) platforms into a single, multi-biometric and multi-use new-generation platform. The Botswana Police Service (BPS)looking to Safran Identity […]

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National Police Board of Finland and Gemalto win award for new ePassports and eID cards

The National Police Board of Finland and Gemalto have been announced as joint winners of the 2017 Award for Best Regional ID Document, reflecting their successful collaboration on the creation of the Nordic country’s latest ePassport and eID card. The presentation was made by Reconnaissance, organizers of the High Security Printing EMEA Conference on March […]

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Gemalto finalizes the acquisition of 3M’s Identity Management Business

Gemalto has closed the acquisition of 3M’s Identity Management Business after approval by the relevant regulatory and antitrust authorities. Local share transfer formalities are still underway in two countries and are expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2017. This strategic acquisition rounds out Gemalto’s Government Programs offering by adding biometric technologies and more […]

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