Digital solutions to fight COVID-19: Council of Europe report assesses compliance with data protection principles

A report just published by the Council of Europe identifies a number of shortcomings in the protection of privacy and personal data in some of the legal and technical measures adopted by governments to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic among the 55 African, Latin-American and European countries which have joined the data protection…

Paragon ID secures ARC Quality Certification

Paragon ID has announced that it has secured the prestigious ARC Quality Certification for the design, manufacturing, and supply of its RFID inlays and tags.   This QMS Certification is significant for Paragon ID’s customers and partners across the RAIN RFID (UHF) ecosystem, guaranteeing the quality, reliability, and performance of Paragon ID RFID inlay products. The Auburn…

Mobile strong authentication for better citizen inclusion into the digital economy

By Uljana Belokrinicka, X Infotech The demand for affordable digital solutions, accompanied by trusted security and protection of data, is growing globally. At the same time, the economic impact of digital identity is hard to overestimate. The McKinsey Global Institute performed research in this area and concluded that, “In the emerging economies, basic digital ID alone could unlock…

Advancing contactless payments: Infineon , Fingerprint Cards join forces to drive mass deployment of biometric cards

Payment cards with integrated fingerprint sensor make contactless payments more convenient, more secure and hygienic. The contactless card remains in the hands of the cardholder throughout the entire payment transaction, while eliminating the need for PIN entries or signatures to authorize even high-value payments. Infineon Technologies AG and Fingerprint Cards AB  have joined forces to…

Why secure biometric systems still require hardware-based security

The Silicon Trust caught up with Infineon's Bernd Zwattendorfer to ask about his latest published article on biometric systems, FIDO and the impact that COVID-19 has had on the use of biometric systems. If you wish to read the article yourself, you can do so by following this link. https://youtu.be/C2VQXVTu0WI

Are you really John Doe?

The reasons why secure biometric systems still require hardware-based security By Bernd Zwattendorfer, Infineon Technologies The proof of a claim of a person’s identity – both identification and authentication – are fundamental processes for granting or denying access to services. These being either physical (yes, you really booked the hotel room) or digital online (yes,…

Wibu-Systems, CodeLock combine tech for robust digital document protection solution

Wibu-Systems, a security technology leader in the global software licensing market, and CodeLock and Licensing Systems (Pty) Ltd., an information security technology company, have joined forces for CodeLock to offer a novel encryption tool that provides a fast and easy way to secure valuable documents and sensitive digital information traveling across disparate mail servers. With…