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Gemalto ‘pilots’ biometric boarding at Los Angeles International Airport

Gemalto have announced a joint pilot with a leading airline to bring additional convenience and security to the traveler’s experience via biometric boarding in Terminal 4 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The test will confirm that passenger needs and expectations are met through use of facial recognition versus a traditional boarding pass as well […]

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I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list

International travel has become such a natural part of our lives that the World Tourism Organization predicts a global average of 5 million arrivals per day in the year 2030. For airports to cope with these huge numbers, IATA has recently launched the ONE ID INITIATIVE, promoting opportunities for a seamless, walking pace passenger experience […]

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Adding Identity to the Internet of Things to improve Security and Traceability

By Orestis Mavropoulos, AUSTRIACARD.  The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) was always to create “smart” objects. To get data from the physical world to gain insights. These “smart” objects are computers with additional functionalities when connected to the Internet. Our mobile phone is a computer that makes phone calls. Our car is a computer […]

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How a stolen connected car could threaten a whole city

By Marjolaine Lombard, Cyber Security Marketing Consultant, ATOS.  From the theft of a connected car to a city held hostage: one giant leap for cybersecurity In September 2018, researchers from KU Leuven University and Belgium succeeded in stealing a Tesla Model S in a few seconds.They were able to do it not by stealing the […]

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Mobey Forum Launches Digital ID Expert Group

Mobey Forum, the global industry association empowering banks and other financial institutions to shape the future of digital financial services, today announces the formation of the Digital ID Expert Group. The group, co-chaired by Jukka Yliuntinen, Vice President at Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security and Simon Austin, Director at UBS Innovation Lab, will define the role of […]

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PrimeKey PKI in a box – still hot after 6 years!

By Jiannis Papadakis, PrimeKey.  It all started around 2008/2009 when we saw the need to make PKI easier to digest, to move away from the standard PKI project with minimum two weeks of installation and the pre-requisite of having PKI and HSM expertise available. Our goal was to reduce the installation complexity, time to deployment […]

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Infineon’s Blockchain Security 2Go starter kit protects digital transactions

Digital transactions require secured yet user-friendly solutions. This applies all the more so for Blockchain applications where the user credentials are one of the most critical security aspects of the system. With its new Blockchain Security 2Go starter kit, Infineon Technologies AG provides FinTechs and blockchain designers a fast and easy way to build hardware-based […]

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Blockchain Blues – the end of eID cards?

By Markus Hoffmeister and Klaus Schmeh, cryptovision.  By design, the blockchain is a decentralized technology. It creates a distributed da- tabase containing information that can be simultaneously used and shared within alarge publicly accessible network. The blockchain network lives in a state of consensus and reconciles every transaction that happens in regular intervals. Each group […]

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