BORDERPOL International Security Meeting: Curtailing Terrorist Travel

September 9-11, 2015 Dupont Circle Hotel, Washington D.C BORDERPOL International Security Meeting: Curtailing Terrorist Travel Borderpol’s purpose is to support border agencies worldwide to develop fast, safe and secure borders. Perhaps the greatest threat our agency leaders have to better borders is terrorist travel. ISIS is desperate to move foreign nationals into its fold and presenting new and ever-evolving tactics that border agencies and the supporting tech sector need to harness to help curtail the travel. We have world support

Border Management & Technologies Summit

May 12-14, 2015 Istanbul, Turkey Now entering our 3rd year of our Border Management & Technologies Summit, we will look into emerging countries that are making significant improvements to their border security. The event will also look into the new technologies and paradigms being developed to create more efficient borders. With Integrated Border Management systems becoming established across Europe we will be looking at case studies from Eastern European nations on their development of creating a strong IBM strategy and

3rd Identities at the Borders and Future of Travel Europe Seminar

April 21-22, 2015 Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands The event will focus on the Future of Travel (Registered Traveller Programmes) and Automated Border Control. As with the the previous seminar, the event will be interactive with a focus on discussion facilitated by the Biometrics Institute. It will bring together border agencies, biometric suppliers and the aviation industry. Over 75 delegates attended the previous seminar including: Copenhagen Airports, ACI Europe, Federal Police Belgium, Belgian Federal Police, Bundespolizei (BPOL) German Federal Police, Royal

Air Entry Exit Working Group stocked with all industry players, taking on biometric exit in Congress

This is a guest post by Janice Kephart, founder of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA). In October 2014 the Air Entry Exit Working Group was formed by my organization, the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association with the Security Industry Association and sixteen private sector companies including 3M, L-3 Communications, Vision-Box and others. Today, the Working Group includes the Document Security Alliance as well as MorphoTrust and CrossMatch. The latest brouhaha in Congress over border security has the Working

Banking, ePassports driving biometrics expansion says Gemalto

According to analysis from Gemalto, an international digital security company, banking and border security will continue to drive the expansion of biometrics. “With security threats becoming more prevalent and advanced, financial organisations and retailers are now exploring ways to make digital interactions more secure and seamless for customers. This goal is driving increased demand for biometric solutions,” stated Pierre Lelievre VP, Marketing & Communications, Asia Pacific at Gemalto in a recent article.  “Using a fingerprint, iris scan, voiceprint or facial

Ghana to upgrade biometric passports

The Government of Ghana announced that it will soon upgrade its biometric passports so that they are chip-embedded for the electronic verification of travelers. Ghana introduced machine-readable biometric passports in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations for all categories of passport holders. The announcement about the upgrade was made by Hanna Tetteh, Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, at a conference for Ghana’s diplomats in Accra last week, according to a report in Numerous items discussed

Airport biometrics will pose a challenge to CIA in Europe

The introduction of biometrics to enhance border security in the European Union will pose an operational challenge to CIA operatives, according to a secret intelligence report released by WikiLeaks. According to a now released secret document entitled “CIA Advice for US Government Operatives Infiltrating Schengen”, current travel throughout Europe is relatively easy, because persons without official government positions are not required to carry visas. However, next year, a new entry-exit system in the European Union will be put in place

TechNavio projects biometric growth in China based on ePassports, national ID cards

According to TechNavio, growing demand for ePassports and national ID cards will result in exponential growth in the Chinese biometrics market, leading to a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.8 percent from 2015-2019. With countries aiming to replace existing travel documents with electronic passports, otherwise known as ePassports, TechNavio projects fast growth in demand for the highly secure, interoperable international travel document, that incorporates fast and reliable identity authentication with biometric verification. An ePassport is the same as

New automated passport control kiosks from SITA go live at New York airport

In an effort to provide a quick and smooth experience customs immigration process for passengers, 41 new Automated Passport Control self-service kiosks from SITA have gone live at JetBlue’s new international arrivals hall extension at Terminal 5 at JFK International Airport in New York. Airports, airlines and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have collaborated to roll out of automated kiosks in phases to deal with the rapid growth in the number of passengers taking international flights, which the International Air

Biometric Update: most popular news for week ending October 19

Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Biometrics Week in Review: biometrics the future of traveller screening, White House talks biometrics over passwords, Icahn optimistic on Apple Pay, biometric tech usage protocals, Bionym shipping Nymi band, financial institutions embracing biometrics, fingerprint authenticated payment card, Bill Gates talks biometric ID and banking, privacy advocates concerned about voiceprints and a special report on Port security. Biometrics could be the future of