Identity Management / Biometrics

Hospital Uses LEGEND id Security System To Turn Away Potential Threats

LEGEND id, a photo ID and tracking solutions provider, recently announced the installation and support of the new on-site visitor identification and background checking system at Seattle Children’s Hospital in January.

HID Announces Set Of Logical Access Control Solutions

HID Global recently announced the launch of HID on the Desktop, a powerful set of logical access control solutions that can extend the reach of an organization’s existing physical access infrastructure.

Snowflake Technologies Wins Innovation Of The Year Award

Snowflake Technologies recently announced it was awarded the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation of the Year Award in the North American biometrics market for its prototype, which was launched in 2008.

Getting Carded

The potential for catastrophic injury in the petrochemical industry makes safety training and credentialing of employees imperative. Coordinating this process for a variety of industries, including many in the petrochemical fields of southern Alabama, is Training Solutions for Construction and Industry.

Raising the Bar

With every successful breach of Internet security, we learn the same lesson: there is no silver-bullet solution to prevent online fraud. Attackers are relentless innovators, single-minded in the pursuit of a breach. Security professionals have long understood that any single factor—like a password—can be spoofed. Even security tokens, considered by some to be 100 percent reliable, can in fact be passed around, phished, lost or stolen.

Nominations Open For Smart Card Alliance 2009 OSCA Awards

The Smart Card Alliance recently announced nominations are open for the 2009 Outstanding Smart Card Achievement awards that honor companies and individuals who have significantly impacted and influenced the market for smart cards in North America.

PSA Endorses Eclipse 700 From Digital Horizon Solutions

Digital Horizon Solutions, a provider of integrated access control and security management solutions, announced recently that the Eclipse 700 has been endorsed by the PSA Technical Committee.

Malaysian Luxury Resort Using Smart Card Powered Access Control System

The priority at the The Club at The Saujana, a top luxury resort in Malaysia, was simple -- effective security that is discreet. And to help accomplish that goal, the resort developers and owners turned to an access control solution from SALTO Systems anchored by contactless smart-card technology.

MATE's Analytics Integrate With Hirsch Security Systems

MATE Intelligent Video and Hirsch Electronics recently announced the completion and availability of the companies’ integration, empowering the Velocity Security Management System with MATE's Behavior Watch video content analysis capabilities.

Smart Card Alliance Calls For Review Of EPC Gen 2 RFID In Identity Documents

Recent headlines have confused U.S. electronic passports -- the passport books with the blue cover and the small gold e-passport icon -- with the new U.S. Passport Cards and Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (EDL) already being issued as border crossing credentials by some states.

Face Recognition Technology Provides Access Control Security In South Africa

Following several comprehensive trials in South Africa, C-TRUE Face Recognition technology was approved by the South African Football Association for access control security to critical SAFA facilities, including the office of the CEO, Raymond Hack.

Toronto Airport Deploys Quantum Secure Identity Management/Access Control System

Quantum Secure recently announced it has deployed its SAFE software suite for Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.

Genetec, HID Global Announce Fargo Printer Partnership

Genetec recently announced that it has partnered with HID Global to provide a full line of Fargo brand card printing solutions for its IP access control solution, Synergis.

Trial and Error

With 1.3 million workers at 3,200 port facilities and on 10,000 U.S. flagged vessels, the initial TWIC roll-out seemed like a good place to start securing U.S. transportation locations. The Transportation Security Administration is requiring all port employees to use tamper-resistant smart cards, which include encrypted magnetic stripes, bar codes, and contact and contactless technologies.

San Francisco Rolls Out ID Card Program For Residents

The City of San Francisco recently launched an identification card system for its residents, whereby anyone who can prove that they live in the city can get a photo ID card.

DHS Announces Upgraded Biometric Technology In Place At Major Ports Of Entry

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced upgraded biometric technology is in place at major U.S. ports of entry, and most international visitors should expect to use the new technology when they enter the United States.

Researchers Receive Grant To Improve RFID Security

The National Science Foundation has awarded a team of University of Virginia engineers $1 million to improve the privacy and security of RFID chips, computer chips the size of a grain of sand that wirelessly send and receive information over short distances (generally 10 feet or less) via very low-power radio waves.

DHS Expands Biometric Information Collection

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that it is expanding the categories of non-U.S. citizens required to provide digital fingerprints and a photograph upon entry to the United States through the US VISIT program.

The Eyes Have It

If the security market in 2009 is anything like the one in 2008, it will be brimming with technology to help protect people, property and assets. Thanks in part to the digital revolution, end users can choose from a variety of technical solutions ranging from basic stand-alone video surveillance, alarm intrusion or card access systems to comprehensive and integrated enterprise-wide IP-based systems.

Legit and Legal

Background screening has grown in importance as employers seek to confirm the credentials of potential new hires. It is equally important for employers to verify whether job candidates are legally eligible to work in this country.


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