World Economic Forum releases digital identity report

The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently released a report on the importance of digital identity for financial institutions. The report, entitled “Disruptive innovation in financial services: A blueprint for digital identity”, is intended as a guide for chief strategy officers at financial institutions, as well as policy makers, who are interested in the topic of identity and want to understand digital identity and their own potential role in the creation of robust digital identity systems. The report lays out, in

Zimbabwe agency launches biometric database to identify and manage SME’s

The Zimbabwe Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises (ZCSME) launched a biometric database last week in order to accurately identify and manage SME’s, according to a report by Chronicle. Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development Sithembiso Nyoni championed the ZCSME for implementing its own database for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). “This database will not only assist the Chamber but also policy makers, researchers in academia in understanding the nature, size and scope of MSMEs in

GoVerifyID integrated with CA Technologies single sign-on and identity management products

ImageWare Systems announced the immediate availability of GoVerifyID integrated with CA Technologies single sign-on (SSO) and identity management products. These joint solutions allow new or existing CA SSO customers to add GoVerifyID’s multi-modal biometric user authentication capabilities to their single sign-on systems. The user provisioning from CA SSO to GoVerifyID is automated to streamline the deployment process for the customer’s organization. “CA Technologies is pleased to collaborate with ImageWare to provide biometric user login capabilities to CA customers via our

iCivil promises much needed birth registration in Africa

Despite continued efforts by governments and international organizations, approximately 230 million children under five have not had their births registered throughout the world, and more than 100 developing countries do not have well-functioning systems in place to register key life events, such as births and deaths. In light of this, an African company has developed an integrated mobile technology solution designed to facilitate universal birth registration in developing countries. The firm, entitled ‘iCivil’, aims to address the problem of birth

RightPatient contributes biometric patient identification software to pediatric cancer centers

In an effort to strengthen patient safety by ensuring that patients are accurately identified prior to radiation or chemotherapy treatment, RightPatient has launched an initiative to donate its cloud-based biometric patient identification software to pediatric cancer centers across the United States. According to a statement by the company, RightPatient is a cloud-based biometric identification platform developed to recognize patients from any encounter end point. When used with photo biometrics, patients are accurately identified following a simple, intuitive, and hygienic photo

Ping Identity acquires ID and access management software firm UnboundID

Ping Identity announced that it has acquired customer identity and access management software firm UnboundID for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is intended to accelerate digital enterprise transformation initiatives and enhance the way companies acquire, engage, manage and retain customers across all channels and devices. In addition, it improves Ping’s ability to provide enterprises with scalable solutions to manage IoT devices and secure partner access to corporate applications and data. The addition of UnboundID will enable Ping Identity platform to

Ideco rolls out BIMS solution in South Africa

Ideco has rolled out its new all-in-one mobile biometrics unit in South Africa. The Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS) enables biometric identification across a range of modalities, from fingerprint through to iris scanning. According to a statement by the company, BIMS is highly mobile, readily configurable and can be rolled out rapidly in any environment requiring agile identification and processing of crowds. It is capable of six biometric modalities and delivers a full range of connectivity options including Bluetooth, WiFi,

ForgeRock releases new identity management solution

ForgeRock has released the latest edition of the ForgeRock identity platform, which features advanced new capabilities that will enable organizations to facilitate highly secure, frictionless user experiences using push authentication. In a statement, the company says the platform is the industry’s first end-to-end open source identity management solution to support passwordless login and frictionless second factor authentication capabilities for continuous security. Unlike other identity management solutions that offer passwordless login at the beginning of a session, the ForgeRock identity platform

Safran expanding its business activities in Central America

Safran Identity & Security announced it is expanding its business activities in Central America and has acquired the former office location of the Colombian-based Carvajal Group in Costa Rica. According to a statement by the company, the new location marks an important strategic development for its business activities in Central America and Carribean, as the company becomes the first EMV card manufacturer which has a domestic presence in Costa Rica, enabling them to serve the payment industry and financial institutions

ID4Africa reports record-setting attendance

The annual meeting of the ID4Africa Movement, held in May, experienced 93 percent growth in attendance. 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. This year’s event was dedicated to examining the practical requirements necessary to plan and launch successful electronic identity (eID) programs. Delegates from 32 African nations, 22 international development agencies and 80 companies attended. The exhibitor space featuring 60 companies