Gemalto, UTCID work together to improve security, identity and privacy

Gemalto has entered into a partnership with the Center for Identity at the University of Texas at Austin (UTCID) to further efforts in research and education on identity management, privacy and security. UTCID was established in 2010 to educate industry players and the public, forecast threats, and share best practices. With this partnership, Gemalto and UTCID will focus on the following research topics to provide new options for industry players: biometrics as a solution for identity management and authentication; benefits

Gemalto releases multimodal biometric ID solution

Gemalto has released CABIS 7, a multimodal biometric identification solution designed to enable law enforcement and other government agencies to conduct biometrics-based identity searches with improved speed, accuracy and efficiency. The company also launched CABIS Core Cloud engine, expanding the support scope of Cogent’s flagship CABIS portfolio to include flexible and scalable cloud architecture. In May, Gemalto formally completed its acquisition of 3M’s Identity Management Business, 3M Cogent. CABIS 7 is the first major product release since Gemalto acquired Cogent.

Biometrics in air transport: transforming the passenger experience

This is a guest post by Nora Blomefield, Head of Marketing for Travel Segment & Border Management Offers, Government Business Unit at Gemalto. The arrival of biometrics is radically transforming the passenger experience in airports. This new technology, combined with new self-service solutions, now offers the means to address today’s security challenges, the search for enhanced quality of service, while catering for the sustained growth in passenger numbers. The challenges facing air passenger travel today Over the last two decades,

Six states will trial digital driver’s license tests in 2018

The governments of six states — including Iowa, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Wyoming — will begin trialing digital and mobile driver’s license tests in 2018, according to a report by Government Technology. In what is perhaps the most notable plans of the six states, Iowa is collaborating with IDEMIA to introduce the mobile drivers’ licenses (mDLs) to iOS and Android users, as well as develop the biometric technology to access the app. Officials in all six states hope

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Thursday was the 30th anniversary of the Great Market Crash of 1987 when the Dow registered its largest single-day decline ever. Markets sold off sharply the day before the anniversary, as well as Thursday morning.

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Stock markets continue to trade at record highs. Financial analysts point out that broad market indexes have not suffered a decline of more than 3% since November of last year. The last time there was

Gemalto CFO stepping down

Gemalto announced that Chief Financial Officer Jacques Tierny is leaving the company to pursue other activities. “Jacques has been a key contributor to Gemalto over the last 10 years, overseeing the development and the diversification of the company,” commented CEO Philippe Vallee. “His remarkable expertise in finance, his professionalism as well as his team spirit were instrumental during all these years of intense activity.” Virginie Duperat-Vergne will undergo an induction program and transition period with Tierny before joining the company

Wyoming joins Gemalto’s digital driver’s license pilot program

Gemalto announced Wyoming’s recent decision to join four other jurisdictions participate in a pilot for digital driver’s licenses (DDLs). The state will join Colorado, Idaho, Maryland and Washington D.C. for the pilot, which originally stemmed from a government grant Gemalto received last year to develop a smartphone-based credential. This latest partnership includes a two year grant from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which leads the country’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, an effort focused

Putting technology at the heart of our post-Brexit immigration system

This is a guest post by Nora Blomefield, Head of Marketing for Border Management at Gemalto. As the ongoing saga of Brexit negotiations continue, attention is turning to what the UK’s borders might look like as part of a new arrangement. With traveller numbers only likely to increase over the next few years what is clear is that the process is only going to become more complicated. In fact, Brexit could cause travel chaos. In a matter of years, Brits

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. -Gemalto N.V. reported earnings this week. Management blamed weak demand in the U.S. and a slowdown in its removable-SIM card market for the non-stellar results (goodwill on the SIM business was written down, registered this