Legic unveils IDConnect
Legic had launched IDConnect, an ID aggregation service that enables a consumer to use a smart phone with any LEGIC advant and NXP mifare application. Mobile phones become door openers, tickets, time-recorders and more.
The idea of being able to do everything with a mobile phone that you can also do with a contactless chip card isn’t new. IDConnect is a single service assuming all activities: authentication, data processing and communication between the back-end system and mobile network operator.
The advant on mobile applet from LEGIC is also stored on the secure element of the mobile device. This way, LEGIC takes on the role of a service provider trusted service manager that is connected with the root TSM of a mobile network operator.
LEGIC IDConnect supports advant and NXP mifare and can be integrated in existing installations. The system is mobile network independent with regard to network operators, SIM providers, secure elements and wallet providers. It also supports NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy. With its API technology, LEGIC IDConnect can be integrated in back-end systems, whether access control, hotel property management or biometrics.
SAFE-BioPharma accredits Exostar for credential issuance
The SAFE-BioPharma Trust Framework has approved Exostar as a Full Service Credential Service Provider.
As a credential provider, Exostar can now issue National Institute of Standards and Technology Level of Assurance three non-public key infrastructure electronic identity credentials compliant with the global SAFE-BioPharma digital identity and digital signature standard. Level three credentials can be used to authenticate cyber identities to most online services in regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals and health care.
Exostar’s federated identity hubs enables participating organizations such as business partners, external researchers, and government agencies to provide secure and trusted access to one another’s proprietary toolsets, analytics, and other cloud-based or on-premises internal/external applications. The company maintains separate identity hubs for the Life Sciences and the aerospace and defense industries.
Its Life Sciences Identity Hub currently brings together more than 500 organizations and 10,000 individuals worldwide. It controls access to applications, sensitive data, and intellectual property by authenticating identity credentials including Exostar-issued one-time password tokens compliant with the global SAFE-BioPharma digital identity standard.
Study: Sharing password common in finance
Sharing passwords is common in the finance world with almost a quarter – 24% –of employees lending their credentials to other employees, according to a report from IS Decisions.
Frustration over security policies is the primary reason why employees share the passwords, 25%, and 10% admit to trying to find a workaround for security procedures. This findings, which are revealed in IS Decisions’ new report From Brutus to Snowden: a study of insider threat personas, suggest that the strict policy restrictions often required in finance are causing widespread frustration which in turn is leading to more common attempts to flout those restrictions.
Another area of concern in the finance sector is security policy around employee termination. Some 41% of finance sector workers claimed to have had access to a former employer’s data or systems after leaving a job, 5% higher than the cross-industry average 36%.