Author Archives | Steve Atkins

DRC selects Gemalto mobile biometric enrollment solution to support fair elections

Gemalto has won an international tender to supply CENI, the National Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with 22,000 mobile biometric voter enrollment kits to support a comprehensive update of the country’s national voter register. Gemalto’s fully portable Coesys Mobile Enrollment stations will enable 18,000 enrollment centers to rapidly acquire digital photographs, fingerprint and signature records […]

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New FIDO certified BLE solution for secure mobile internet usage from Infineon

Online applications on mobile devices require new methods of secured log-in. The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance has developed security standards for strong authentication that are simple to use and protect more efficiently from fraud. Infineon Technologies AG have released the first FIDO-certified Bluetooth low energy (BLE) reference design for wireless authentication tokens. By using […]

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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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