Tag Archives: Extended Access Control

PAV inlays well positioned for future SAC requirements

With ID security requirements constantly evolving, many governments are looking to integrate the new security standard SAC (Supplemental Access Control) in their national ID documents from 2015. In comparison to the currently used standard EAC (Extended Access Control), SAC offers higher security features like, amongst others, asymmetric cryptographic protocols. Because of this development, during this […]

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G&D’s ePassport for Kosovo first to feature new SAC protocol

Giesecke & Devrient has been chosen by the Republic of Kosovo to supply the latest generation of electronic passports for the next three years. In addition to the total order of 800,000 of these passports, G&D is supplying a state-of-the-art system solution to personalize them. Altogether this turnkey solution utilizes the latest security technologies, which […]

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Latest operating system from G&D offers greater security for electronic identification documents

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is the first manufacturer in the world to offer a certified solution for the new security functions in electronic passports as well as residence permits and ID cards on the basis of the protection profile as newly defined by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). The BSI has accordingly granted […]

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Regula e-passport inspection system received BSI certificate – managed by HJP Consulting

The Regula e-passport inspection system now also received a certification from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for being compliant to Extended Access Control 2 (EAC2) test standards. The inspection system “Regula series 7024” manufactured by Latvia based Regula Baltija Ltd. is the first inspection system to receive the conformity certificate [BSI-K-TR-0126-2012] for […]

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Latvia choses e-ID expertise from Germany

The Latvian Ministry of the Interior has chosen German IT infrastructure technology for the issue and verification of electronic identification documents. The Essen-based IT security company secunet Security Networks AG is providing the software for the new Latvian passport and migration information system. secunet will be assuming the role of subcontractor to the Riga-based technology […]

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Secunet makes border control infrastructure fit for the new ID card

Secunet has been commissioned by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) with the extension of the control infrastructure for electronic identity documents. Up to date border control applications like the “ePass-Client” or the e-Gate solution “EasyPASS” at Frankfurt airport read and check electronic data from e-passports. So that border officials can read all […]

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The travel function policy on national eID in the European Union

By Detlef Houdeau and Chris Shire, Infineon Technologies Currently, the EU policy for cross border control processes cannot be described as harmonized. When looking at this topic, it is important to note that the Schengen Area is not a geographic area but rather a list of twenty-five states within a cooperative framework. In addition, there […]

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Moving to the third generation of electronic passports

By Verna Heino, Gemalto A new dimension in electronic passport security with Supplemental Access Control – Recognizing that ePassport should be protected for the long term (10 to 20 years), the International Civil Aviation Agency (ICAO) is introducing Supplemental Access Control (SAC), a new supplemental security mechanism for  the next generation of ePassport. The ICAO […]

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