Author Archives | Steve Atkins

Biometrics Institute launches an educational initiative in South Africa

The Biometrics Institute is pleased to announce its first activity in the African region; the running of the popular and well supported “Introduction to Biometrics” Short-course. The course will be held in South Africa on the 30 November – 1 December 2017. “The Biometrics Institute has been set up to educate on the responsible use of biometrics,” explains […]

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Silicon Trust introduces Innovation Council

The Silicon Trust, the international industry program for ID security, is delighted to introduce its 2017 Innovation Council. These distinguished experts will help define the core areas of product innovation and application trends in the Government ID sector for the Silicon Trust. The Innovation Council members first got together at this year’s London Forum on […]

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Blurry Box – a new encryption method for software protection from Wibu-Systems

By Wibu-Systems Auguste Kerckhoffs postulated his eponymous principle back in the 19th century: “A cryptosystem should be secure even if everything about the system, except for the key, is public knowledge”. This means that an effective cryptographic method does not have to be kept secret. If it were, you should wonder why. Wibu-Systems has been […]

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Data capture when you want and where you want it

By Chimezie Emewulu, Seamfix The need to collect and store data may differ from industry to industry; whether you’re looking to register people, do a Biometric time and attendance for your company, capture data for your analysis or verify the identity of people you have captured, at the core, a platform must be able to […]

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Linking the IoT and the developing world

By Richard Eyo, Department of Mathematics and Information Security Royal Holloway, University of London The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay. Therefore, the major focus of this article is to bridge the gap between IoT and the developing world. One of the motivating factors is that most IoT devices have become vulnerable to […]

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New IoT technology and a solid chain of trust

By and with Andreas Philipp, PrimeKey How do we realize the benefits of a totally connected world? The paradigm of the IoT focused IT industry is that in the future, everything that can benefit from a connection will be connected. We are only at the beginning of this transformation but even so, Gartner says that […]

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VIRTUAL TOKEN – A smart card alternative that makes sense?

By Klaus Schmeh, cryptovision Why use a smart card, if a secret key can also be stored in a virtual token, i.e. a protected hardware module built into a PC or smart phone? The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (SGX) are two technologies that can be used to build solutions following […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: Citizen Identity Management

The latest Silicon Trust partners, De La Rue, have developed an infographic for Citizen Identity Management, giving our readers a view onto the market as it stand. We have re-issued the infographic here for visitors to the site to access. Click on the graphic to access the full size PDF feature.

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Face recognition for automated border control at Venice airport

By Elke Oberg, Cognitec Systems. Cognitec’s automated passport control product FaceVACS- Entry features in eight ABC gates (eGates) at Venice Marco Polo Airport, following the airport’s decision to facilitate expedited border control checks at the international terminal. The eGate implementation project was delivered by N-Aitec, an airport IT provider and system integrator. As the traveler […]

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Bridging the gap between physical and mobile credentials

By Steve Warne, HID Global. In a world where many of our daily tasks and authentication needs are migrating to mobile applications, the number of physical ID cards distributed by governments continues to grow, despite the emergence of new convenient mobile identity solutions. So why are ID documents still predominantly physical cards? Will this change […]

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Next generation ID solutions for healthy and stable societies

An interview with Ulrich Walter, De La Rue.  Silicon Trust is delighted to welcome UK-based ID solution provider De La Rue as a new member. With over 3,500 employees and 10 manufacturing sites globally, De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial manufacturer of passports. Established over 200 years ago, the company has been driving […]

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At the airport: The future of checkpoint delta

By Sanjay Dharwadker – WCC Smart Search & Match. Shrouded in the mysteries of Cold War espionage stories, Checkpoint Charlie has captured our imaginations as the ultimate border crossing for over half a century now. When the Berlin Wall finally came down, it had 14 checkpoints known by the names of their respective neighborhoods. But […]

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