News from ASIS: HID Global released the HID Mobile Access solution, which delivers a secure and convenient way to open doors and gates while introducing a simple secure identity management process. Quantum Secure’s new SAFE for Secure Cloud is designed to provide small and medium-sized business users with a cost-effective physical identity access management solution that can increase security across multiple business operations.
29 Sep, 2014Exorcising the Biometric Boogeyman
Misinformation breeds monstrous tales of biometric technology
Unrealistic depictions on television of how biometric technology works had created misperceptions about the identification technologies. This misperception that it’s simple to create copies of biometric images – and worse that the actual images are stored and easily compromised – have led many to believe that biometrics as an identification technology is insecure and privacy invasive. Let’s set the record straight.
29 Sep, 2014Shedding light on Florida’s biometric ban
Florida has banned the use of biometrics in schools over fears that the technology could used to steal the identities of students. Will this impact other states?
26 Sep, 2014Vodafone piloting emerging access control tech
Vodafone partnered with HID Global to pilot emerging mobile access solution, enabling employees to physically access the workplace using their smart phones.
NIST awards Mitre Corp. cybersecurity center contract; Gemalto has been selected by China Mobile for multi-tenant SIMs; Secure Network Systems announces FICAM accreditation; GlobalPlatform expands its support for the mobile services community with device compliance program; the FIDO Alliance announced that the Alibaba Group has joined the FIDO Alliance.
Universities across the country have formed a “cohortium” to bounce ideas off each other and gather information about best practices regarding multi-factor authentication. Internet2 is funding the project from its $1.8 million grant from the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.
23 Sep, 2014Evolis unveils latest retransfer printer
Evolis introduced the AVANSIA, a new retransfer printer that can support a variety of applications: employee badges, secured access cards, student IDs, payment cards, official identification cards, driver licenses, and more.