As unemployment continues during the coronavirus pandemic, more officials and government agencies are looking toward digital ID as the solution. Indeed, the pandemic shows that the U.S. federal government needs better ID tools to fight fraud, according to reported comments from Gay Gilbert, the administrator for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Unemployment Insurance. […]
Calls build for better digital verification to stop the rise of unemployment and other forms of fraud
By Dr. Ferdinand Burianek, Head of Domain Public Sectiro Transit & Enterprise, G+D Mobile Security It’s essential for organizations to defend their IT infrastructures with cybersecurity that is sufficiently robust to deal with relevant threat levels and avoid unauthorized access to company assets. They must protect business-critical applications and vulnerable data from hackers, with highly […]
20 Oct, 2020U.K. digital ID resets with new board, policies
Officials look to combat fraud and expand access to services
The government has refreshed its plan for a nationwide U.K. digital ID, focusing on giving users secure online identities that could be employed to access government services and healthcare, buy age-restricted products and combat fraud. In a recent document, the government said that it “plans to update existing laws on identity checking to enable digital […]
07 Oct, 2020German national digital ID is going mobile
Samsung says that German citizens will soon be able to securely store ID credentials on Galaxy smartphones
The German national digital ID effort is about to get much more mobile. Samsung Electronics says that the country’s digital ID will become available later this year on selected Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Samsung has worked with the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Bundesdruckerei (bdr) and Deutsche Telekom Security GmbH on the effort. The […]
Policies aim to curb trend of cities like Portland banning its use
Facial recognition policies are forming as the biometric ID method moves further into the mainstream — but still backlash builds, most recently in Oregon. The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently released policy principles meant to guide the development and deployment of facial recognition technology. The organization said it believes all technology products, including facial recognition, […]
16 Sep, 2020Entrust Datacard rebrands as Entrust
After more than 50 years, the Datacard name is being retired from the company moniker as the company continues expansion in digital security realms. Card issuance will remain a major focus, but the new name reflects the world’s rapidly rising need for trust and security in all things digital.
The new Health Pass service could help businesses control entry into building and shops via facial recognition and QR codes.