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Automated Fingerprint ID System (AFIS) technology moves beyond the crime lab to secure credentialing systems
The powerful biometric database systems that revolutionized crime scene investigation are crossing into the secure credentialing realm. Government ID programs, passport systems, and a host of others are beginning to recognize the value of AFIS technology for both identification and authentication.
With a pioneering background in the massive biometric systems used by law enforcement for fingerprint identification, SAGEM Morpho is translating this expertise to other industries where secure biometrics are finding application.
Newly released spec for U.S. government ID detailed at March’s Government Smart Card Project Managers meeting
Significant progress was made this month in the effort to issue a standardized credential for all U.S. government employees. A key document, SP 800-73, was described and its implications outlined by speakers at a meeting of government insiders. Read their comments and listen to audio of the presenations to learn more.
One of the first lines of defense against card counterfeiting, identity theft, and fraud is ready and waiting for card issuers. An array of cost effective, easy-to-implement visual security elements are available for integration into your existing card production processes. Read on to find out what you can do to secure your ID cards.
Explore the basics of logical security in this document developed by leaders in the field. The piece is a summary of a larger report issued by the Smart Card Alliance.