Identity Management / Biometrics


HID Global Extends Partnership To Turn NFC Mobile Phones Into Secure ID, Access Devices

HID Global recently announced it has extended a long standing partnership to bring market-leading iCLASS access control and identity credentials to near-field communications (NFC) mobile phones.

Study Examines State Of Smart Card Market In The Americas

Today, at least one smart card has been shipped for every person on the planet, with the globally installed base of smart cards estimated to have surpassed 8 billion in 2009. In the Americas, the number of smart cards is expected to grow to 1.2 billion by 2014.

L-1 Identity Solutions To Develop Mobile Fingerprint Technology For DHS

L-1 Identity Solutions, a provider of identity solutions and services, was awarded a competitive contract by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, Human Factors Division, to fund the development of next-generation technology for use in mobile four finger slap image capture devices.

San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot Adds Biometric-Based Access Control System

Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), Western Recruiting Region, San Diego has implemented the RAPIDGate Program to increase installation security.

Schalge, idOnDemand Form Technology Partnership

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of Schlage contactless smart credentials and readers, and idOnDemand are partnering to offer a joint solution that consolidates a user’s identity across the enterprise.

Honeywell Integrates Codebench Software With Pro-Watch Security Management Sytem

Honeywell recently announced an enhancement for its used Pro-Watch security management system that will help organizations more easily comply with stringent U.S. government regulations.

Blood Center Will Use Biometrics To Positively Identify Donors

BIO-key International recently announced Oklahoma Blood Institute will deploy BIO-key's TruDonor biometric identification technology to enhance the convenience and security for blood donors later this year.

Schlage, SCM Microsystems Form Standards-Based Technology Partnership

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of Schlage contactless smart credentials and readers, and SCM Microsystems, a provider of both contact and contactless security and identity solutions for secure access and a business unit of Identive Group, are partnering to offer enhanced solutions for physical and logical access based on standardized ISO14443 credentials.



Research: North American Biometrics Market To Experience Steady Growth

The North American biometrics market is likely to experience a steady growth rate, with national ID projects, e-Passports, and other security projects spearheading market growth according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.

New York Hospital To Use Smart-Card Based ID Solution For Patients

Oberthur Technologies and SMART Association Inc. recently announced a partnership to offer a secure physical and logical access smart card-based admissions solution to hospitals and clinics throughout North America. The first of these solutions assists patients at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York.

Israeli Banks Deploy Voice Biometric Technology

PerSay recently announced that it has successfully completed the deployment of its systems in the top three banks in Israel. Bank HaPoalim, Bank Leumi, and Discount Bank have all rolled out secure voice biometric applications to the public.

Smart Card Alliance Adds New Certification Program

The Smart Card Alliance recently announced an additional smart card certification program for government identity and security professionals, the Certified Smart Card Industry Professional/Government (CSCIP/G) designation.

Oklahoma Law Enforcement Uses FBI-Compliant Two-Factor Authentication Solution

BIO-key International Inc., provider finger-based biometric identification solutions, recently announced the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office successful deployment of an FBI-compliant advanced authentication solution for law enforcement mobile data system users statewide, based on BIO-key's secure fingerprint authentication.

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Seamless Visitor Management

The most efficient visitor management and access control systems for corporations or private communities contain at least one element of wireless technology.

HID Introduces Trusted Identity Platform, Talks Privacy

During a lunch Wednesday at ISC West, HID introduced its new Trusted Identity Platform, a secure identity system where all points are trusted.

New Hampshire Legislators Vote Down Bill Restricting Biometrics

New Hampshire lawmakers on Thursday sided overwhelmingly with the Security Industry Association (SIA) on a biometrics bill.

Biometric Solution Bolsters Medical Record Security At New Jersey Hospital

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. recently announced that Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N.J. is the first hospital in New Jersey to implement the Fujitsu PalmSecure palm vein authentication technology for patient registration and identification.

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The Status Quo

Ever since 9/11, the quest for the holy grail in security has had to answer some tough questions. How do we create a system that can identify someone quickly, efficiently, accurately and cost-effectively? Billions of dollars have been invested in developing technologies, hardware and software solutions to unearth this secret, and the single underlying theme that has bound this quest together is biometrics: the unique, individual markers that each person carries with them every day.

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Identity: Authenticated

It's no surprise that for data industry leaders, when addressing the questions of physical access control, the overwhelming answer has been biometric technology, which provides a level of security beyond that of conventional card systems by verifying the identity of the person.

SIA Opposes New Hampshire Biometric Bill

A bill being considered by the New Hampshire legislature that would ban nearly all uses of biometrics is an inappropriate response to privacy concerns that would deprive residents of an important security technology, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has told state lawmakers.

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