ID4Africa 2017 set to continue pan-continental momentum toward universal digital identity

Preparations for the ID4Africa Forum 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia have been successfully completed, with the arrival and registration Tuesday of delegates from over 50 nations and 22 development agencies, as well as booths set up by over 90 vendors and supporting organizations in the exhibition hall. The third annual event of the ID4Africa movement and organization will take place April 26-28, with the theme of “Pathways to Digital Identity,” in support of ID4Africa’s mission and year-round work. ID4Africa was co-founded

Aware releases cloud-based biometric identification solution

Aware has released Indigo|Onboard, the first in the company’s new Indigo line of cloud-based solutions that provide biometric search functionality either as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription or as a server-based software license. Indigo|Onboard improves the onboarding process with advanced identity management capabilities, enabling organizations to biometric search to quickly determine if a new customer or employee has an existing identity record in the system. As a result, organizations can detect attempts at identity fraud as well as prevent any duplicate

NEC software uses facial recognition to verify mobile service users

NEC Corporation has launched NC7000-3A, a data utilization platform software that leverages facial recognition to confirm the identity of mobile service users for organizations such as financial institutions and telecommunication operators. NC7000-3A is ideal for organizations that require ID management and authentication functions to ensure the safety and security of their mobile web services. This software includes a mobile services-oriented authentication engine that leverages “NeoFace,” a facial recognition artificial intelligence (AI) engine that is part of NEC’s portfolio of AI

Callsign integrates IDA technology with ForgeRock identity platform

Callsign Inc. has integrated its Intelligence Driven Authentication (IDA) technology with the ForgeRock identity platform, which will enable the enterprises to deliver authentication capabilities to devices and individuals in new ways. The combined authentication and identity management solution will benefit enterprises in banking, retail, media, utilities, Internet of Things (IoT) and healthcare. The initial integration is available across ForgeRock Identity Platform’s access management and identity management modules, enabling strong, contextual authentication for individuals and devices. “Our Intelligence Driven Authentication technology

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