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Identive appoints US-based Jason Hart as new CEO

Identive Group announced that its board of directors has appointed Jason Hart as chief executive officer and director, effective immediately. Ayman S. Ashour, who had been CEO since 2010, has resigned his executive role but will remain on the board of directors as non-executive chairman. Hart previously served as executive vice president of Identive’s Identity […]

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Gemalto provides end-to-end ePassport solution for the Sultanate of Oman

Gemalto is to provide the Royal Oman Police with an end-to-end electronic passport solution for the Sultanate. Applicants will be issued with state-of-the-art secure travel documents in line with Oman’s goal to provide enhanced services and protection to its citizens, using the latest digital security technologies. The turnkey solution encompasses Gemalto’s ICAO* compliant Sealys ePassport […]

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VIDEO: Secure NFC from Infineon

The importance of the Secure Element is immense in today’s NFC infrastructure. It enables security and therefore trustworthy data connectivity. Though nearly invisible to the end customer, it is the key component behind, amongst others, mobile payment. Watch this video to find out more about Infineon’s offering in this area.

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Silicon Trust Execs clean up at CARTES Sesame Awards

Party time for the Silicon Trust! All three Executive Committee members  – Infineon, G&D and Gemalto – walked away with a Sesame award at last night’s ceremony.  In 2012, the finalist projects honored not only NFC applications but also security in the Cloud, emphasising the increasing convergence between mobility and security. The winners on the […]

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(f.l.t.r.) Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Wenzel, Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rüping, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Marcus Janke

Infineon ‘Integrity Guard’ nominated for German President’s Award for Innovation and Technology

Infineon Technologies’  digital security technology  “Integrity Guard”  has been nominated for the “Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2012” – the German Federal President’s Award for Innovation and Technology. Infineon developed this new generation security technology for applications that require the highest level of data security and long time resilience. Important application fields for security controllers with “Integrity Guard” […]

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Ukraine to Introduce European Standard of Biometric ID

A bill concerning the introduction of biometric IDs in Ukraine passed the first reading in the country’s parliament. Biometric documents will contribute to border security between Ukraine and the EU. The draft law provides for the creation of a unified state demographic register, which will contain basic personal information on each citizen. Additionally, the draft […]

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BSI Grants G&D Security Certificate for Contactless Signature Cards

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is enhancing its credentials as a technology leader for security-certified signature card solutions. The German Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI) has granted STARCOS 3.5, G&D’s new smartcard-based operating system, a security certificate for EU-compliant contactless signature cards on the basis of the PACE (Password Authenticated Connection Establishment) protocol. […]

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VIDEO: Multiapplication schemes – trend or implementation night-mare?

Using ones electronic identification to use different eGovernment and eBusiness services is very appealing from a citizen’s perspective. Implementing these so-called multiapplication schemes is quite a challenge. asked experts from the ID security industry what their take is on the importance of these schemes – an absolute trend or too complicated to implement?

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