In the late 1800s a German physicist named Heinrich Hertz created radio waves in the laboratory. A century later, we are still expanding upon Hertz’s discovery. Radio waves make possible all wireless communications–from mobile telephone conversations to wireless data transfer. They beam our television signals, bring music to our radios, and make it safe to […]
14 Jul, 2021NIST explores biometric ID for first responders
A new NIST report details the opportunities and challenges of increasing biometric authentication deployment among police, fire and medical workers
Biometric ID for first responders could help police and firefighters better respond to emergencies. Those authentication technologies, however, come with risks and challenges, according to a new draft report from NIST. In “Using Mobile Device Biometrics for Authenticating First Responders,” NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence says that as more public safety organizations (PSOs) adopt […]
Two new efforts from the tech giant point to more mainstream use of electronic passports and offering pandemic status updates for travelers.
Secure ID and card printer solutions provider, Evolis, is seeking to make life easier for students and staff with its automated card issuance kiosks. The self-service solution offers campuses a means to completely automate the card issuance process, free up valuable time for staff, and slash lines and wait times for students.
21 Apr, 2021IDEMIA joins UK passport ID check pilot
Program enables private organizations to digitally tap into government passport data to authenticate users
A digital passport authentication project in the UK will include the participation of IDEMIA. This deal marks the latest digital ID development in that country, and an example of a potential public-private partnership in that area. IDEMIA says it has secured a contract to take part in the pilot, which was announced in July 2019, […]
Trusted identity solutions provider, HID Global, announced an expansion to its Seos credential family, adding two new products to the line. The Seos 16K marks the first credential certified to the highest IT security level with 16 kilobytes of memory, and Seos Essential is the company’s new, single-application credential that delivers trusted security and data protection for less complex deployments.
29 Mar, 2021Ontario wants to be a digital ID hotspot
Provincial push could set the stage for large authentication program
Look to Ontario, Canada as one of the next spots for digital ID innovation and deployment. The government of Canada’s most populous province envisions a digital ID program that, in the administration’s words, enables people and businesses in Ontario to be able to securely and conveniently prove their identity online, saving people time and money […]