When it comes to near field communication a lot of the focus is on using the technology for payments. But NFC is gaining attention for other applications as discussed at the 2014 NFC Solutions Summit, presented by the Smart Card Alliance.
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10 Jun, 2014NFC is more than just payments
10 Jun, 2014China Telecom taps Gemalto for NFC SIMs
Gemalto is supplying China Telecom with its UpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIM to support their commercial rollout of near field communication services. China Telecom subscribers will be able to choose from multiple types of NFC-enabled mobile phones to make payments for transportation, dining, shopping and petrol throughout the country. Airport check-ins, personal authentication services and employee ID services will be introduced in the future
10 Jun, 2014Exploiting full-disk encryption
Full-disk encryption is often viewed as a black-box panacea for all data security issues but like any tool or system designed for security it is by no means bulletproof.
09 Jun, 2014Addressing the mounting challenges of BYOD
Multi-platform interoperability, customization and use of pre-existing integrated security infrastructures
BYOD challenges enterprises with two stark realties, first, they need to be readying their workforces to use mobile devices and they must make sure that they are able to provide a level of security for mobile devices that matches the level found on the desktop.
Gemalto’s Protiva Cloud Confirm is compatible with HP CloudSystem under the HP Helion cloud portfolio; FIME extended its ISO quality assurance accreditation under ISO17025; the Open Standard for Public Transport Alliance revealed that São Paulo Transporte and Swiss Post Solutions will utilize its CIPURSE standard; and Ram Shriram, a founding board member of Google and former executive at Amazon.com, has joined strong authentication specialist Yubico
Contactless EMV to enable non-payment functions
The province of British Columbia is issuing its BC Care Card to provide secure online access to a host of government services, health care systems and more. The contactless card also serves as the driver license. The system is taking an innovative approach to authentication using an EMV app on the card — not for payment but rather for secure access to services.
As a part of the planning for British Columbia’s citizen ID, the BC Care Card, government officials worked actively with citizen groups to get input and refine strategies and approaches. The BC process can serve as a model for stakeholder engagement in identity systems as they proactively sought insight to help build a privacy-enabling solution with functions that citizens suggested they would want to use.