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…

A message to our partners from SECURE ID 2020

Dear Sponsors and Partners of SECURE ID 2020, we recently received an email from those very nice conference organisers which we would like to share with you. We thank you for your continued solidarity with our Conference. With of the announcement of the pandemic emergency, coupled with event-hosting restrictions in Europe, and Latvia in particular, as well…

Docaposte and Thales provide 100% French technology expertise for La Poste’s digital ID service

Docaposte, the digital subsidiary of La Poste, has orchestrated the deployment of a strong authentication solution built around Thales technologies to secure Identité Numérique, La Poste’s digital ID service. These 100% French security components were key to qualification by ANSSI of the solution’s mobile application on 20th January 2020. Coordinated by Docaposte, the technical design…

A new German security architecture for next generation ID and IoT requirements

By Markus Hoffmeister & Klaus Schmeh, cryptovision GmbH. The Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP) module, based on an architecture developed by governmental cyber security experts in Germany, is an innovative and effective approach to implementing cryptographic security functions across a diverse array of sensitive applications. It takes security development to a new level, by enabling smooth…

Thales launches its new Gemalto Digital ID Wallet – an identity revolution in your smartphone

With Thales's new Gemalto Digital ID Wallet, governments will issue a secure digital version of official documents including identity cards, health cards and drivers licenses, available to all citizens on their smartphones. Citizens will therefore be able to prove who they are, both online and in the 'real world', and access their rights and services…

Why eID cards and Digital Signatures need each other

By Markus Hoffmeister & Klaus Schmeh, cryptovision GmbH. Developed in the 1970s, digital signatures are the technology of choice when it comes to protecting eID cards from forgery and manipulation. More generally speaking, digital signatures are an important means for making digital documents – such as contracts, receipts, and orders – reliable, provided that the private…

Canada enhances public safety with Gemalto fingerprint identification solution

Gemalto, a Thales company, will implement the Canadian Department of National Defence’s (DND) first Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to increase security and reliability in the collection and verification of fingerprint records. A recent initiative undertaken by the Government of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to advance public safety measures has led…

Considering Account-Based Ticketing? Here’s 5 things you should know…

Myung-Hwa Calais, Director of Transport Unit at FIME.  Account-based ticketing, or ABT, is high on the transport industry’s agenda. It offers travelers choice and flexibility in the fare media they use – whether that be a smartphone, wearable, smartcard, a bank card… or a combination. Plus, with data hosted remotely, operators can realize several operational…