Lumidigm shows significant market presence in Latin America
Biometrics technology provider, Lumidigm, has established itself as a supplier of fingerprint technology for bank ATMs in Latin America. Several of private and public sector banks along with many ATM manufacturers in Brazil have chosen Lumidigm as their biometric provider. Lumidigm reports some 50,000 ATM units deployed in Brazil alone, a market high in the region. Additionally, Lumidigm’s biometric performance, upgradable spoof detection and FIPS 140-2 level 3 encryption has made the company a preferred choice in the ATM banking sector.
Lumidigm fingerprint sensors leverage multispectral imaging technology that reads fingerprints both on and below the skin. The company’s technology utilizes a richer biometric data set to yield higher performance and for bank members, who gain convenient and intuitive access to the system, and to banks, which are ensured a secure operation.
In addition to Latin America, a region that is rapidly integrating fingerprint technology for secure and convenient access to financial resources, Lumidigm fingerprint sensors are also being employed in banking projects across Asia and Africa.
Gemalto reveals strong authentication solution for cloud service providers
Gemalto’s new Protiva Cloud Confirm aims to offer secure access to cloud based services. Protiva Cloud Confirm is a software as a service (SaaS) solution that enables strong multi-factor authentication tailored for use by cloud service providers.
To enhance the security and convenience of cloud computing for corporate customers, Gemalto’s solution comes with a mobile one-time password application and security token, as well as a multi-tenant authentication server to boost the level of data protection.
Smart Card Alliance to hold workshop for identity, NSTIC
The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace will be a primary topic of conversation Smart Card Alliance’s 12 Annual Government Conference in October. So important is NSTIC that the Alliance is planning a full-day workshop entitled “Federated Identity, Strong Authentication, NSTIC and the Identity Ecosystem.”
The White House’s NSTIC initiative, which aims to improve on the credentials currently used to access the Internet and authenticate identity online as well as create a secure, trusted identity ecosystem, will act as the focal point of the workshop. In an attempt to do away with the ever-growing and increasingly insecure username/password method of authentication, Smart Card Alliance’s workshop will address the following issues with an open Q and A session after:
- What is the NSTIC initiative?
- What is happening within the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG)?
- What are the fundamentals of a federated identity infrastructure?
- What different levels of assurance are used in identity verification?
- What technologies and tokens can be used in the identity ecosystem?
- How can the identity ecosystem be used in healthcare?
- How can the identity ecosystem be used for financial services?
- How can the identity ecosystem be used for government services?
- Can mobile devices be used as identity credential carriers?
The workshop will be held prior to the Government Conference on Oct. 14 from 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Additional details and registration information for the event can be found at either www.GovSmartID.com or www.UCentricID.com.