Secunet PKI solution to authenticate Iceland electronic travel documents

Secunet announced that electronic travel documents in Iceland will be authenticated using the company’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) in the fourth quarter. The move follows Secunet being awarded a contract in May to provide automatic border control system (eGates) to Iceland, as part of a co-operation between Keflavik airport operator Isavia, the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police and the Sudurnes district police. Secunet’s PKI system and electronic identity document will enable border controls at airports to be conducted more

FIDO Alliance paper details extending PKI security with authentication standards

The FIDO Alliance has released a new white paper in support of the U.S. Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity’s recommendations for all agencies to use strong authentication across all government systems. Titled “Leveraging FIDO Standards to Extend the PKI Security Model in United States Government Agencies,” the paper describes the use of FIDO solutions to improve cybersecurity within the government environment and act as a complement to traditional PKI. Developed by FIDO’s Public Policy and Privacy Working Group (P3WG), the

Gemalto PKI portfolio enables compliance with new eIDAS Regulation

Gemalto announced today that its Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) portfolio now includes solutions for qualified electronic signatures that enable compliance with the new EU and EFTA-wide eIDAS (Electronic Identification and Services) Regulation. The new regulation sets a common standard for trusted services, including electronic signatures, and provides a basis for end-to-end electronic business processes between public agencies, businesses and private citizens throughout members of the EU. It also brings special benefits to businesses and makes cross-border electronic identification, signing and

TSI obtains notification for new mobile device biometrics patent

Transaction Security Inc. claims to have received notification for a U.S. patent for trusted access to mobile devices with secure data protection, secure transactions and PKI communications using biometrics with local templates. TSI Founder and patent co-author, Rod Beatson, says the patent will significantly improve the security of data stored on devices, protect user privacy and provide greater user convenience, through eliminating the need to enter and remember complex passwords. “It’s all about using a biometric sensor on a device

Intercede launches two-factor biometric authentication solution for mobile devices

Intercede has launched RapID, a two-factor biometric authentication solution that delivers password and token free access to cloud services from mobile applications. The solution is based on Intercede’s MyID platform which is currently used by several government agencies (aerospace and defence) and the banking sector to secure access to sensitive data. The solution also integrates PKI based authentication and encryption to provide military grade security for business and consumer applications. RapID establishes trusted relationships between end users and service providers

The tipping point for biometric security is approaching: Symantec

Symantec’s security intelligence team has put together their top security predictions for 2016 and beyond, and biometrics made the list: “The last two years have seen a significant rise in the use of biometrics. This is expected to grow significantly with major industry players implementing new capabilities both with new sensors in devices and with adoption of biometric authentication frameworks like FIDO and TouchID. This facilitates secure on device storage of biometric information (like fingerprints) as well as interoperability between

Egis Technology promoting fingerprint IC sensors, authentication and mobile payment solutions at Cartes

Egis Technology announced it is exhibiting its new lineup of fingerprint IC sensors, authentication solutions, mobile payment solutions based on FIDO specifications and PKI as well as their FIDO Certified UAF and U2F products at CARTES Secure Connexions 2015, held in Paris from November 17 through 19. The company’s touch and hybrid fingerprint sensors are able to accurately authenticate and verify the identity of the user, with the ability to read fingerprints under various conditions, such as wet and dry

Biometric Associates smart card reader approved by Department of Defense

Biometric Associates, LP (BAI) announced that it has been granted the DoD Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (APL) approval of the baiMobile 3000MP Bluetooth smart card reader as an MMD. The Risk Management Executive (RME) granted Information Assurance (IA) certification on August 24 based on compliance testing by the DISA Risk Management Executive (RME) and became effective on August 26. The baiMobile 3000MP Bluetooth smart card reader recently received Bluetooth certification for BlackBerry 10 devices, including the Passport and Classic

secunet wins PKI tender from the Norwegian Police

Secunet has been awarded with a contract in which the Norwegian Police will use secunet’s public key infrastructure as the basis to check electronic travel documents, as well as issue electronic passports and electronic residence permits in the near future. The German IT security solutions provider successfully beat out several other multi-nationals for international tendering procedure, which will see secunet deliver its eID PKI Suite and hardware security modules, configure and install the complete system and service, and maintain it

Thales awarded with £3.8m contract to secure UK biometric residence card data

Security technology firm Thales announced it has been awarded a new £3.8 million, two-year contract from the UK’s Home Office to provide it what it says is a new, fully-managed public key infrastructure shared service system (PKISS), according to a report by Government Computing. The PKISS system effectively encrypts all biometric and biographic data received from the Home Office to generate the UK’s Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) cards, which are mandatory for all non-EU foreign nationals who want to live