Eid Passport placed on TSA’s TWIC technology list
Eid Passport Inc., has secured placement on the Transportation Security Administration’s Transportation Worker Identification Credential Qualified Technology List for the company’s RAPID-RCx Program. The RAPID-RCx Program adds multi-credential scan, read, and verify capabilities to the RAPIDGate System, and helps users quickly and securely authenticate TWIC and other government-issued credentials for streamlined facility or vessel access.
Commercial maritime facilities and vessels subject to TSA and Coast Guard regulations require persons entering secure areas of a facility or vessel to present a valid TWIC, which may be subject to inspection using a QTL-listed TWIC reader. The RAPID-RCx Program electronically validates the TWIC using a portable handheld device to determine the validity of the card and confirm it has not been tampered with or placed on TSA’s Cancelled Card List. The program also provides multi-factor authentication by using the digital ID image and fingerprints stored on the card’s chip so additional authentication can be conducted on the person requesting access.
To receive TWIC QTL approval from the TSA, the company’s RAPID-RCx Program passed testing, executed by accredited testing laboratory atsec information security, to demonstrate that the program and equipment perform reliably.
Oberthur buys NagraID
Oberthur Technologies will acquire a 100% equity stake of NagraID Security SA from the Kudelski Group and the company’s management.
NagraID Security SA develops and markets powered display cards to secure access to the cloud, primarily for companies operating in the field of financial payments, authentication and identification solutions, using one-time password or dynamic card verification value technologies.
The transaction is expected to close in the coming weeks. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
MorphoTrust opens more PreCheck facilities
MorphoTrust USA announced the opening of several new centers for enrollment in the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA PreCheck program. Enrollment is now available at Palm Beach International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Denver International Airport, as well as an off-airport IdentoGO Center by MorphoTrust in Raleigh, N.C., bringing the total number of enrollment centers to 302.
MorphoTrust provides enrollment for TSA PreCheck, which now serves more than 486,000 registered passengers. IdentoGO Centers serve as off-airport enrollment locations and offer Americans access to a number of identity-related services, such as the secure capture and transmission of electronic fingerprints.
Travelers looking to enroll in the TSA PreCheck program are encouraged to pre-enroll online to begin the application process and make an appointment at an enrollment center. Once at the center, trained agents collect biographic information and verify approved identity documents.
Applicants’ fingerprints are then electronically captured on a live-scan device and securely transmitted to TSA for review. The TSA then completes the applicant vetting process and, assuming that the application is approved, issues a Known Traveler Number, which is sent in the mail. An $85 application-processing fee is required and the Known Traveler Number is good for five years. The entire process takes about two weeks to complete.
Security Executive Council partners with Quantum Secure
The Security Executive Council, a research and advisory services firm specializing in risk mitigation, has selected quantum Secure as a Solution Innovation Partner.
As part of SEC’s Security 2020 initiative, the Solution Innovation Partner (SIP) program is a diligence process that provides end users with a degree of confidence as they choose security product and service providers. Selected companies are evaluated for their risk mitigation proficiency, return on investment capabilities and trustworthiness.
The program enables practitioners to more easily identify trusted, capable solutions for unique environments.
The SEC offers trusted experience, knowledge-based options, program decision assurance and targeted information to risk mitigation leaders to ensure their security initiatives are strategic, on target and cost-effective. The resources, tools and initiatives they develop are constantly evolving to provide maximum value. The SEC has experience in all realms of the security function, including physical, information and compliance.
Quantum Secure is also offering a free webinar featuring the SEC’s Dean Correia, reviewing the state of the union for physical security professionals along with effective risk mitigation strategies that maximize ROI.