In the latest Regarding ID podcast, Florida State Senators discuss why many want a biometric ban in schools. The bill has passed and Senate and the House and is expected to be signed by Gov. Rick Scott. The ban is intended to protect students from having their identities stolen even though senators couldn’t point to an instance where a biometric database has been breached and used to steal an individual’s identity.
15 Apr, 2014Infineon beefs up e-passport chips
Infineon has released a new contactless smart card chip aimed at the electronic passport market capable of doing a lot more than previous security controllers. Enabled by the latest Logical Data Structure specification from the International Civil Aviation Organization, e-passports are now capable of storing e-visa, entry/exit stamps and biometric data.
14 Apr, 2014Florida biometric ban on the way to the governor
The State of Florida will be the first in the nation to ban the use of biometrics in schools. The proposed legislation has pass through both the Senate and the House and is awaiting Gov. Rick Scott’s signature.
14 Apr, 2014Gemalto protects Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon’s most precious resource may be wood and illegal logging operations are threatening it. To protect this natural resource Gemalto teamed with Cargo Tracck and is using machine-to-machine technology to prevent these operations. Trees are tagged with chips that use cellular communications to notify law enforcement officials of illegal logging.
Consultancy surveys users to get answers
Enterprises aren’t nearly as far along with identity and access management systems as one would think. Wisegate surveyed IAM professionals on the status of their projects and found that progress still has to be made with single sign-on, role-based access and federation.
Palm vein on the rise
A greater need for security will drive greater adoption of various biometrics for identification. One report looks at the overall market and predicts an 18% growth rate while another looks at palm vein modality and says that market will see a 47% increase.
News briefs of the week. FIME launches NFC validation tool; Bell ID tapped for Canadian TSM project, Frontech North America Inc. unveils palm vein for physical access control; AGNITiO boosts voice ant-spoofing measures; and Kaba releases dual credential locks.