Quantum Secure unveils cloud-based system
Quantum Secure launched SAFE for Secure Cloud, increasing the accessibility of its physical identity and access management solution. As an alternative to on-premise deployment, SAFE for Secure Cloud leverages Quantum Secure’s and offers small and medium businesses with physical identity and access management solution that can increase security across multiple business operations, while providing resellers catering to the market with new business development opportunities.
SAFE for Secure Cloud aims to solve identity and access management challenges for small and medium sized businesses including the ability to:
- On-board and off-board personnel
- Establish and implement role-based physical access assignments across single or multiple systems
- Support regulatory governance and compliance
- Conduct audits and generate reports
In addition SAFE for Secure Cloud integrates with human resources, contractor management, training and physical access control systems. Small and mid-sized companies can be up and running with SAFE for Secure Cloud rapidly without the added costs associated with specialized personnel and system administrators, and dedicated software and servers. In addition to providing a new solution for SMBs to improve physical and cyber security, SAFE for Secure Cloud ultimately lowers costs.
TSA selects MorphoTrust for airport credential verification
The Transportation Security Administration has awarded MorphoTrust USA a contract to provide Credential Authentication Technology for U.S. airports. The $85 million contract ceiling covers seven years and enables the TSA travel document checkers to scan passenger credentials at the checkpoint versus the current visual inspection.
MorphoTrust E-CAT automatically checks multiple security features embedded in a passenger’s identification document to ensure it has not been altered or is counterfeit. Once the E-CAT is connected to TSA’s network, this information will simultaneously be verified against the passenger boarding information from Secure Flight, TSA’s watch list matching system.
MorphoTrust has provided identity solutions and services to the TSA for more than eight years. The company is the prime contractor for TSA’s Universal Enrollment Services and TSA PreCheck.
Smart Card Alliance Latin America, FSU – Panama partner
Millions of smart cards are in use in Latin America and the Caribbean in EMV chip cards, mobile payments, e-passports, smart transit fare cards, secure government, health care, enterprise IDs and more.
To foster the technology’s growth and successful smart card-related careers in the region, the Smart Card Alliance Latin America has signed a five-year agreement with Florida State University (FSU) – Panama for the development of an industry “Integrated Circuit Card Center of Excellence.” The Center will expand smart card-based education programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Through this agreement, SCALA and FSU – Panama will create a Center of Excellence to train and certify existing and new executives in the industry on smart card technology and its applications in financial, health care, identity, security, transportation and telecommunications industries.
The Center will also aim to develop FSU – Panama students into new industry professionals through SCALA educational programs and internships at smart card-related companies. Other planned deliverables include industry reports and smart card training materials for other educational institutions.
China telecom academy joins GlobalPlatform
GlobalPlatform has announced that China Academy of Telecommunications Research of MIIT has become its latest Full Member. The body supports the Chinese government and contributes to the development of the communications industry in China by focusing on product testing and certification.
CATR’s initial focus will be to contribute to the GlobalPlatform Compliance Program in order to work towards becoming a recognized GlobalPlatform testing laboratory.