ID4Africa to hold document and credential symposium at Namibia event

ID4Africa has announced that its annual event will feature a special document and credential security symposium. The symposium, entitled “DocSec” will provide a full day program of four sessions, focused on: expert tutorials, credential security printing, security features, ePassports, travel documents, along with sessions focused on combating identity and document fraud. ID4Africa bills itself as a multi-stakeholder movement that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital ID management in the service of development in Africa. The organization will hold

Applied Recognition enables Ver-ID face and ID credential authentication for mobile apps

Developers using Cordova or Adobe’s PhoneGap can now add Applied Recognition‘s Ver-ID face and photo ID credential authentication to iOS and Android mobile applications by adding just a few lines of code. Ver-ID face authentication adds biometric security and convenience to any mobile application by: replacing or complementing traditional username/password logins by adding face authentication as a primary and/or secondary access control mechanism; adding 2FA to increase security for website access by using face authentication on a mobile app in

Terrorism and immigration concerns driving biometric border security efforts: Report

Acuity Market Intelligence has released new research that finds that recent terrorism and violence across Europe, the United States, and the Middle East, as well as concerns about global migration and immigration, are driving efforts to improve and expand biometric border security. Acuity reports that biometric credentials and the collection and screening of biometrics for visas and at ports of entry have emerged as the national security standard across the globe. According to the research, there are currently more than

Credit union leveraging Crossmatch’s strong authentication platform

In an effort to secure access to all internal applications and eliminate costly password resets, the El Paso Area Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU) is deploying the Crossmatch DigitalPersona Altus strong authentication solution throughout its branch locations. TFCU needed an authentication solution that eliminated the need for its employees to remember and manage multiple passwords and considered a variety of solutions, including password vaults, but chose the DigitalPersona Altus offering, which is based on non-repudiable biometric credentials. “The DigitalPersona Altus

MorphoTrust USA factories now ISO certified

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) factories, which manufacture 80 percent of the US driver licenses, have all achieved a high certification for superior security standards in the credential process from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The certification, ISO 14298, governs security printing and specifies the highest possible security requirements for certain printing systems. MorphoTrust is the only manufacturer of driver licenses in the US that has achieved this certification. MorphoTrust also previously received the North American Security Product Organization (NASPO) certification

Zwipe adds to its biometric credential platform

Biometric authentication company Zwipe has introduced Zwipe ID(c), a commercial credential offering full fingerprint identification in an ISO 7810 ID-1 and CR 80 compatible card body made for the global access control market. The Zwipe ID(c) card will be on display in April at ISC West in Las Vegas. Zwipe ID(c) is designed to work within regular Mifare DESFire and Mifare Classic access control systems that are provided by integrators around the world. On-card enrollment allows for immediate implementation of

ID Global Solutions acquires biometrics firm FIN Holdings for $9M

ID Global Solutions Corporation announced it has acquired biometric technologies firm FIN Holdings Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries for $9 million, which will be paid in the form of 22.5 million shares of IDGS common stock. The subsidiaries include ID Solutions, a Delaware firm that provides biometric fingerprint software technology and algorithms, as well as Cards Plus SA, a South African company which provides secure credential products and solutions to government agencies in Africa. The acquisition builds on IDGS’s

Biometrics and financial services, smart guns, cybersecurity and facial recognition trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Financial A new report by Juniper Research titled “Top 10 disruptive technologies in fintech: 2016” discusses technologies that will do the most to transform e-commerce this year and topping the list are biometrics, federated identity and tokenisation. The report highlights the use of biometric authentication in both Apple Pay and Samsung Pay and the proliferation of fingerprint readers in smartphones as making

SIA recommends biometrics adoption and federated model for U.S. airport security credentials

Kathleen Carroll, chair of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Government Relations Committee made recommendations to Congress last week regarding strengthening security credentials at U.S. airports. Carroll, who is also Vice President of Government Affairs at HID Global Corp. gave testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets, discussing several ways to improve security credentials endorsed by the Aviation Security Advisory Committee, a body of private sector representatives providing counsel to the U.S. Transportation

MorphoTrust wins award for its secure credential manufacturing process

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) announced it has been rewarded with the 2016 CSO50 Award for its secure credential production facilities and processes. The awards recognize MorphoTrust for it ability to connect security initiatives to business value with its certified driver license manufacturing facilities. MorphoTrust will accept the award at the CSO50 Conference + Awards held on April 18-20, 2016, at the Wigwam Resort in Arizona. The company aims to achieve the highest levels of security certification possible from the North American