MorphoTrust study finds most Americans are ready for mobile biometric driver’s licenses

Radius Global Market Research and MorphoTrust USA have released a new research study which reveals that the majority of the U.S. public is ready for the traditional plastic driver’s license to go mobile. The survey polled nearly 4,000 consumers with a smartphone and have a valid driver’s license or state identification card, ranging in age, gender, region and income across the U.S. The study showed the public’s increased and widespread acceptance for using biometrics, including fingerprints and facial recognition, as

TSA PreCheck and TWIC enrollment available at six Maryland DOT locations

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) and MorphoTrust USA have set up IdentoGO centers to offer TSA PreCheck and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) enrollment at six MDOT MVA locations in Maryland. MorphoTrust USA, part of OT-Morpho, has enrolled five million travelers in the TSA PreCheck program, three million in the past year alone. The trusted traveler program allows U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) to quickly move through security at U.S. airports

OT-Morpho reports surge in TSA PreCheck enrollments in last year

MorphoTrust USA, part of OT-Morpho, has enrolled five million travelers in the TSA PreCheck program, three million in the past year alone. The trusted traveler program allows U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) to quickly move through security at U.S. airports in expedited lines without removing shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. The enrollment service is run exclusively by IdentoGO, a service made by MorphoTrust. The company saw enrollment surge from two to five million travellers

TSA recruits 11 more airlines for PreCheck expedited security screening program

The Transportation Security Administration announced that 11 new participating domestic and foreign airlines have joined the PreCheck program, which brings the total number of participating airlines to 30, according to a report by USA Today. The newly joined international airlines include Emirates, Avianca, Sunwing Airlines, Aruba Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Spirit Airlines, Boutique Air, Southern Airways Express, Key Lime Air, Miami Air International and Xtra Airways. TSA Precheck is an expedited security screening program for American citizens that eliminates the need

MorphoTrust USA wins award for security excellence

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) has been honored with the James S. Cogswell Award for security excellence. Established in 1966 by the Defense Security Service (DSS), the Cogswell Awards acknowledges and honors those who work to establish a true partnership between industry and government to ensure the protection of classified information, materials and programs. Less than one percent of over 13,000 cleared contractors receive the award annually. “We are honored to be recognized by DSS as a progressive company using world-class security

Biometrics industry insight, ID4Africa and behavioral analytics trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Industry insight Biometric Update had the opportunity recently to speak with MorphoTrust USA CEO Robert Eckel about the future of the biometrics industry as well as the role in which MorphoTrust expects to play in shaping the industry over the next five to ten years. MorphoTrust USA is a provider of large scale identity enrollment services, biometric technologies and secure ID/credentialing solutions.

The future of biometrics: Q&A with MorphoTrust USA CEO Robert Eckel

The biometrics industry continues to grow at a significant rate. A recent research report by Credence Research forecasted that the biometrics technology market will reach $34.5 billion by 2022. Credence analysts attributes this explosive growth to the increasing adoption in both public and private sector, as governments around the world are increasingly adopting biometric technologies for access authorization, identification and verification, e-passport management and national border control projects. As a provider of large scale identity enrollment services, biometric technologies and

MorphoTrust eID solution to help decrease tax refund fraud in Alabama

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) and the state of Alabama are teaming up to protect citizens against identity theft and state income tax refund fraud using MorphoTrust’s identity verification solution, eID. Using the electronic ID (eID) application, Alabama residents will be able to protect their tax refunds with something as simple as a “selfie.” The eID initiative will be an opt-in program that adds a new layer of security regarding tax return processing. MorphoTrust’s eID leverages the secure driver’s license and ID

MorphoTrust USA factories now ISO certified

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) factories, which manufacture 80 percent of the US driver licenses, have all achieved a high certification for superior security standards in the credential process from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The certification, ISO 14298, governs security printing and specifies the highest possible security requirements for certain printing systems. MorphoTrust is the only manufacturer of driver licenses in the US that has achieved this certification. MorphoTrust also previously received the North American Security Product Organization (NASPO) certification

MorphoTrust UES and ABIS platforms get SAFETY Act certification

Identity services and solutions provider MorphoTrust USA (Safran), has achieved SAFETY Act certification on its Universal Enrollment Services (UES) and Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) platforms. According to the DHS website, the SAFETY Act provides important legal liability protections for providers of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies – whether they are products or services. The goal of the SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of effective anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections. According to a statement by