Identity Management / Biometrics


Identity Fraud Rose in 2011

The 2012 Javelin Strategy & Research Identity Fraud Report shows that the number of identity fraud incidents increased by 13 percent in 2011, totaling 11.6 million adult victims. The report also found that certain social media behaviors and increasing number of data breach incidents contributed to the overall amount of identity fraud instances in the United States over the past year.

Getting Top Grades

Getting Top Grades

From dormitories to sororities, libraries to on-campus dining halls, biometric technology is transforming the way universities nationwide keep students and staff safe.

New NIST Biometric Data Standard adds DNA, Footmarks for Enhanced Fingerprint Descriptions

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a revised biometric standard in November 2011 that vastly expands the type and amount of information that forensic scientists can share across their international networks to identify victims or solve crimes.

Quantum Secure Deploys SAFE Physical Identity and Access Management Solution for Jersey Shore

With SAFE, Cape May County has simplified the management of their physical access process by automating key manual processes regarding access credential issuance, access privilege assignment and visitor identity management across their physical access control systems.

The Future of Airport Passport Control

Digital security specialists, major European electronics makers and experts in biometrics are working together to make passport control at airports faster.

Researchers Identify Genetic Defect that Leaves Some Without Fingerprints

Fingerprints are a valuable identification tool for everything from crime detection to international travel. But what happens when the tips of our fingers are missing those distinctive patterns of ridges?

Datacard Group Supports Fight Against Breast Cancer with Limited Edition Pink Printer

The company will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Pink Ribbon Foundation for every limited edition printer sold.

Federal Identity

Federal Identity

When the Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) was enacted in August 2004, government agencies embarked on the challenging task of complying with an evolving set of standards designed to ensure that all federal employees and contractors have secure and reliable forms of identification.



Iris Scanning Technology Impresses

ASIS officially ended last week, but the buzz has just begun regarding some of the latest products unveiled during the convention. As the security industry continues moving forward, preparations are already underway for the 2012 ASIS convention in Philadelphia.

Codebench, RedCloud Announce Integration

Codebench, Inc., a provider of TWIC / HSPD-12 / FIPS-201 authentication and physical access control middleware, announced recently that it has integrated its PIVCheck Plus software with RedCloud Security Management Software. RedCloud was formerly known as PlaSec.

Study: Only 18 Percent of College Officials Believe their Access Control is Effective

Data from independent research, Effective Management of Safe & Secure Openings & Identities, released from Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a global provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of Schlage contactless smart credentials and readers, shows 82 percent of public, private and two-year specialized colleges and universities believe they are not very effective at managing safe and secure openings or identities.

Datacard's Security Enhancements Help Financial Card Issuers Pass Critical Security Audits

Highlights include a new software security patch management service, a full suite of identity access management features and options to increase physical security – all configured for the Datacard MX Series card issuance systems.

TWIC Affects Ports

The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 required the Department of Homeland Security to secure America’s ports by implementing regulations that prevents most individuals from having unescorted access to secure facilities and vessels. The law mandates that all individuals who qualify for unescorted access receive a biometric credential to show proof of identification. Born from this directive was the Transportation Workers Identity Credential (TWIC), issued to individuals who meet the eligibility requirements.

Backed By Secure Solutions

Backed By Secure Solutions

Established in 1991, China Pacific Insurance Co. Ltd. (CPIC) is one of the largest insurance companies in China, with investment assets of $56.56 billion.

HID Global Launches Certified Online PIV-I Credential Service for Federal Contractors

The Web portal makes it easier to obtain government-mandated PIV-I cards.

Security Products 2011 New Product of the Year Award Winners Announced

The Security Products New Product of the Year Award honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security.

BIO-key International Inc. Plans to Acquire SIC Biometrics Inc.

BIO-key International, Inc., a provider of finger biometric identification technology solutions, recently announced that the company has signed a letter of intent to acquire Montreal-based S.I.C. Biometrics Inc., manufacturers of biometric plug-in mobile fingerprint scanners, biometric proximity cards and access control solutions, through a combination of asset purchase and exclusive license arrangements.

AOptix Launches Dash Six Iris Recognition Enterprise SDK

AOptix Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced biometrics-based identity solutions, recently announced the launch of their Dash Six Iris Recognition Enterprise SDK.

New Technology Makes Credit Cards Safe From Online Fraud

ICAP Patent Brokerage, a division of ICAP plc, a property brokerage and patent auction firm, and 3M Future LLC have just signed an exclusive marketing cooperation over a patent providing credit card security.

ID Connection Adds Datacard to Its Product Offering

As a Datacard distributor, ID Connection provides resellers with the full range of Datacard ID solutions offerings as well as services and support.

  • Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey

    In this episode, Security Today editor-in-chief Ralph Jensen chats with Chris Hugman of System Surveyor about the customer journey. As the company’s chief executive officer, Hugman continues to work toward his vision of seamless systems management from concept to system end-of-life. He also addresses what it takes to be a guide in the security industry and why it is different from the traditional sales process. Originally a systems integrator, Hugman reveals his thoughts on technology and the prospects of the customer journey over the next few years, as well as the direction of technology.

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