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OT PEARL

OT’s ESE gets 4 new certifications for biometric-compliant payment and for transport

OT (Oberthur Technologies), has announces that its embedded Secure Element, PEARL by OT®, is the first eSE worldwide to be certified by Visa, MasterCard and Amex for biometric-compliant payment applets (VISA VMPA v1.4, MasterCard MCM v1.1 and AMEX v2.0), as well as by OSPT Alliance (CIPURSE™ V2) for urban transport applications and value added services. […]

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korea airport

Korean airports upgrade access control with CIPURSE based security

Korea Airports Corporation (KAC) have recently implemented a new solution to strengthen its airport access control systems for its personnel based on the CIPURSE™ security standard. Infineon Technologies AG supplied the security chips for the electronic access control cards handed out to the staff. The new system is already in use in three of the 14 […]

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jordan

Veridos contracted to supply passports to Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has awarded Veridos a contract to produce and deliver its passports for the next few years. These passports will be machine-readable and meet the requirements laid down by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for international travel. “Giesecke & Devrient, one of our parent companies, has been providing passports to […]

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Mali Passport

Republic of Mali chooses OT for electronic passport

OT (Oberthur Technologies) has signed a contract with the Government of the Republic of Mali, following an invitation to tender, to supply a complete solution for issuing electronic passports which meet the strictest international security standards. The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) grants OT a contract for 10 years, during which time the Republic of Mali will […]

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Sealys

Maryland unveils a secure driver’s license with Gemalto’s technology

Gemalto has announced that the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has begun rolling out its new secure and redesigned driver’s license and identification (ID) card across the state. The polycarbonate-based driver’s license gives Maryland residents a tamper-resistant credential that reduces document forgery and protects against identity fraud. Maryland selected Gemalto’s line of […]

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New Smart Insights White Paper: Digital ID and physical ID on a convergence path

By Intelling. Intelling, a consultancy specializing in secure transactions, is publishing a new Smart Insights White Paper titled “Digital ID and physical ID on a convergence path,” in partnership with TRUSTECH (incorporating CARTES), to bring to its readers a synthesis on the ongoing convergence between two forms of identity coming from different backgrounds. Digital ID […]

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EU cybersecurity

Infineon backs EU Commission in developing cybersecurity guidelines

Infineon Technologies AG takes an active role in the development of European-level cybersecurity guidelines. Today, the European Commission signed the contract for a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) with the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL. Representing the private sector, ECSO will work directly with the European Commission to improve Europe’s industrial policy on cybersecurity. As part of […]

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Photo shows Dirk Früchtenicht, Leiter der Entwicklung, PAY CARD GmbH

Mindsharing just keeps getting better and better

by Silicon Trust The rest of Germany may be under water, rock festivals flooded and cancelled, trains derailed but somehow, every year, the weather turns out just great in the land of cryptovision, namely Gelsenkirchen. Yes, it was time again for Mindshare, the now annual event of the German crypto experts cryptovision. And by the […]

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