Author Archives | Steve Atkins

Gemalto ePassports takes top spot for speed in industry tests

Gemalto has announces that its operating system integrated in the Sealys electronic passports, achieved the fastest reading capabilities in the independent Interoperability Tests conducted at the recent Security Document World Conference in London.  Sealys ePassport Embedded Software is the latest generation of Gemalto’s ICAO-compliant operating system. It meets the exacting standards of the Common Criteria EAL5+ augmented certification, which represents the […]

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Momentum for FIDO Authentication could lead to an evolution beyond passwords

Sixty three (63) percent of all data breaches involve the use of stolen, weak, or default passwords, while the recent LinkedIn, Myspace, Tumblr and Fling password leaks left 642 million accounts compromised and millions scrambling to change the old, simple passwords that they reuse across applications. Perhaps now, says the FIDO Alliance, is the time […]

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HID Global: The Nigerian Vehicle Registration Project

HID Global talks to us about their Vehicle Registration Project in Nigeria BCMR – the Biometric Central Motor Registry which the company has implemented with local partner Media Concept. Media Concept’s Babtope M Agbeyo joins the interview to expand on the importance of the project for Nigerians and their partnership with HID Global.

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Cognitec adds advanced video investigation tools to its FaceVACS-VideoScan technology

Video screening and analytics technology from Cognitec, FaceVACS- VideoScan, now allows users to perform complex searches on persons appearing in real-time camera streams and stored media files. The 5.3 product version introduces a user-friendly interface to quickly import sets of video and image files and then carry out detailed investigations. For example, security and law […]

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German companies develop prototype eIDAS implementation for the BSI

By cryptovision. The “Regulation on electronic identities and trust services (eIDAS)” published by the European Union in July 2014 forms the legal basis for the secure handling of electronic transactions between businesses, citizens and public authorities or institutions within the EU. The French Agence nationale de la sécurité of systèmes d’information (ANSSI) and the German […]

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Cryptovision looks to MINDSHARE 2016

cryptovision’s Mindshare has become the “must attend” event for those involved in the eID industry. As with every year, cryptovision’s customers, partners and friends will present thrilling sessions and share their real world experience with the attendants. The presentations will be divided into two parallel tracks – Enterprise and Government. And what gathering would be […]

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Colombia selects Gemalto’s secure ePassport solution

Gemalto has announced that it is delivering its Sealys Premium Inlay and embedded Sealys eTravel Software for Colombia’s first national electronic passport program. Gemalto is working alongside Thomas Greg and Sons, a specialist in secure printing. The Colombian ePassports leverage Gemalto’s new flexible Sealys Inlay technology providing improved issuance and delivery capabilities to ensure rapid deployment of secure documents while enhancing travel for Colombia’s […]

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GlobalPlatform technology deployed on 17.7 Billion Secure Elements

GlobalPlatform, the association which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, has conservatively estimated that a total of 17.7 billion secure elements (SEs) based on GlobalPlatform Specifications were deployed globally between 2010 and 2015. That figure represents 41% of all SE shipments, as reported by Eurosmart, in that same period. This scale of […]

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