NIST to measure benefits of five identity management pilots

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Trusted Identities Group (TIG) revealed in a blog post that it will invest $750,000 to assess the benefits of five state and local government identity management pilot projects it funded in 2016. In an effort to find a more effective authentication method, the measurement agency plans to award $750,000 to one vendor that can measure the benefits of NIST-funded pilot projects and find new opportunities for further widespread adoption. Founded in 2015

IRIS to undergo corporate restructuring plan to deliver sales growth for shareholders

IRIS Corporation Berhad has formed a corporate restructuring plan (CRP) aimed at delivering deliver sustainable, profitable sales growth and long-term value creation for shareholders. The CRP was discussed with Felda Investment Corporation (FIC), which has a 21.33 percent share in IRIS, and the Felda Board at the request of its chairman, Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad. The plan was positively received and endorsed by both FIC and Felda Board. There are three key priorities detailed in the plan, starting with

ID4Africa releases results of its 2017 government ID survey

ID4Africa, the organization that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital ID management in the service of development in Africa, has released a detailed annual survey of African governments focused on understanding the continent’s identification requirements. The survey found that Africa’s priorities are focused on pragmatically putting in place and operationalizing robust, high coverage identification systems. The survey also found that government priorities seem to be driven by national concerns and not by regional or global considerations. According to

Smart Card Alliance rebrands, expands charter

The Smart Card Alliance has changed its name to the Secure Technology Alliance and expanded its charter to include a broader range of security and privacy-enhancing technologies. “The Alliance’s focus has always been on engaging in industry-wide discussion and providing best practices and educational resources for designing and building secure payments, identification, access and mobile applications and systems,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance. “As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and mobile, the technology used in

ID4Africa endorses ID principles for sustainable development

ID4Africa recently announced that it has officially endorsed 10 principles on identification that were developed by a consortium of international identity stakeholders led by the World Bank and the Center For Global Development. The 10 principles outline the benefits of identity systems and describes how stakeholders, including governments and other international agencies, can protect against their risks. The principles focus on three concepts: inclusion, design and governance. The organizations endorsing the 10 principles recognize the potential of strengthened identification systems

FST Biometrics IMID technology integrated with Genetec access control system

FST Biometrics and Genetec have partnered to integrate the FST biometric identification technology, which combines face recognition and body behavior analytics, with the Genetec Synergis access control system in its Security Center platform. As a result, FST’s In Motion Identification (IMID) technology will be deployed as a part of the Genetec Security Center. The combined solution will manage physical secure access to facilities and allow Security Center customers to maintain their existing security setup. Security Center users now have the

4th Annual Identity Management Symposium

4th Annual Identity Management Symposium April 18-19, 2017 Alexandria, VA DSI’s 2-day premier National Capital Region event, 4th Identity Management Symposium, will occur April 18-19, 2017, in Alexandria, VA. This symposium will provide attendees with the opportunity to convene with senior leaders from OBIM, DHS, DoD, and the Intelligence Community for two days of off the record briefings and informal collaborative discussions focusing on this year’s theme of “Advancing Biometric and Identity Activity Solutions.” Learn More & Register

DSI releases Identity Management Symposium full agenda

Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) has released the full agenda for its fourth Identity Management Symposium to be held this April in Alexandria, Virginia. This year’s educational symposium will provide senior leaders within OBIM, DHS, DFBA, and the Intelligence Community two days of off-the-record briefings and informal, collaborative discussions focusing on the theme of “Advancing Biometric and Identity Activity Solutions”. Confirmed speakers include: Grant Schneider, Deputy Federal CISO, Office of Management and Budget; Michael Sorrento, Director, Defense Manpower Data Center; COL

ID4Africa to provide special symposium on financial sector

This year’s ID4Africa conference will offer a mini-symposium on identification in the financial sector focused on both banking applications and payment solutions. The symposium will be held during the three-day ID4Africa event, scheduled for April 26-28, 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia. 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 and the organization holds an annual forum and an exposition on digital identity and associated

FST Biometrics announces new deployment of its IMID access control solution

Identity management solutions provider FST Biometrics announced the successful deployment of its In Motion Identification (IMID) access control solution at Bel-Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, California. FST’s proprietary In Motion Identification technology accurately identifies registered users on the move. IMID solutions integrate a fusion of biometric and analytic technologies that includes face recognition, body behavior analytics and voice verification. IMID Access was installed at the entrance to the facility and integrated with the club’s membership management system. New member