Mark Crego, Janice Kephart form identity strategy consultancy firm

Mark Crego and Janice Kephart have formed a new independent identity strategy consultancy firm called Identity Strategy Partners, LLP (IdSP), which is designed to provide technical and policy expertise in the identity market. The founding partners have a combined experience of nearly 35 years in identity expertise spanning federal governments, the 9/11 Commission, private industry, think tank and non-profit leadership. IdSP is being established to provide strategic vision to the many identity-related issues, with the company release citing examples of

SDW 2017

SDW 2017 – Security Document World – 11th Edition Conference: 26-28 June 2017 – Exhibition: 27-28 June 2017 QEII Centre, London, UK SDW – now in its 11th year – is the world-leading event providing a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and on the new cutting-edge secure infrastructure now required to produce and use these advanced documents in live situations. At the heart of the event is our exhibition – the biggest in

connect:ID 2017

connect:ID 2017:Physical & digital identity in the 21st century May 1-3, 2017 WEWCC, Washington, DC, USA Welcome to the 4th edition of connect:ID – with it’s leading global conference and exhibition that focuses on all aspects of identity technologies and the opportunities for their management in both the physical and digital worlds. The event takes place May 1-3, 2017 in Washington, DC, with the conference running for 3 days and the free-to-visit exhibition open for 2 days – May 2-3,


TRUSTECH 2016 Nov 29 to Dec 1 Cannes, France TRUSTECH 2016 The Largest event dedicated to Trust-Based Technologies: Payment, Identification, Connections & Security are the buzz words for a 3-day event offering unrivaled networking & business opportunities and a complete line up of thought leaders speakers.

TeleSign appoints identity and security veteran as CEO

Mobile identity solutions firm TeleSign has appointed Aled Miles as CEO, effective immediately. Miles previously served as senior vice president at Symantec, responsible for the global Norton business, the Latin America geography, Global Strategic Accounts and IoT, Cloud & SaaS partnerships worldwide. Miles also served as executive vice president and GM at identity management firm ForgeRock. “TeleSign has successfully scaled the business to over $100 million in annual revenue and Aled will be instrumental in taking the company to the

Researchers develop method to identify people even when faces are hidden

German researchers have developed a new method that identifies people even when the majority of their photos are untagged or obscured, according to a report by Motherboard. In a new paper, researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Saarbrücken demonstrate a method that takes into account previously-observed patterns related to a person’s head and body, to accurately identify the individual even when his or her face is blurred or completely hidden This “Faceless Recognition System” works by training a neural

The Biometric Citizen

Biometrics is becoming more familiar in the commercial marketplace, but it has a relatively long history of use by governments worldwide — not only to lower security risks and mitigate fraud, but also to improve delivery of goods and services to citizens. The focus on strong personal identification is the best means of achieving these objectives. Whether the application is border control or benefit disbursement, knowing the identity of whomever is gaining access to a country, service or privilege is

Africa benefits from biometrics as an identifier

This is a guest post by David Gerulski, VP at Integrated Biometrics The recent ID4Africa forum in Kigali, Rwanda was as exciting as it was insightful, with a buzz surrounding new technologies for launching digital ID systems throughout the continent. For mobile biometrics specifically, what is going on in Africa is truly a case of technology rising to meet the demands of a populace. The push for biometrics in Africa accelerated in September 2015, when world leaders adopted the United

ID4Africa publishes report on Rwandan identity ecosystems

ID4Africa, the organization that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital ID management in the service of development in Africa, has published a report on the identity ecosystem in Rwanda. The report was released at the ID4Africa Forum held in Kigali last week. The commemorative report, authored by ID4Africa, presents Rwanda as a model for a robust, harmonized, multi-element identity ecosystem that provides several lessons that could be useful for other African countries. The report is designed for information

ID4Africa introduces new ambassador program

ID4Africa introduced its new ambassador program at its second annual government meeting in Kigali on Wednesday. The program allows representatives from government agencies across Africa to play an integral role in building awareness of ID4Africa’s vision in their home countries. The organization’s leading principal is to ensure that legal identity in Africa becomes a driver for all social and economic development. . @ID4Africa Ambassadors announced at closing plenary session — Rawlson King (@rawlsonking2) May 25, 2016 ID4Africa bills itself