US: PIV paves the way for the private sector

By John Piccininni, Identive Group, Inc Since launching the HSPD-12 (Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, Policy for a Common Identification Standard for federal employees and Contractors) secure credentialing program in 2004, millions of smart cards have been issued to U.S. Government employees, military personnel and contractors. As a result, the government has streamlined and standardized…

Fujitsu and charismathics join forces for government network scanning

Fujitsu announced that it is partnering with Silicon Trust partner charismathics to incorporate its PKI middleware product range into the Fujitsu line of network scanners. The integration provides an enhanced level of identity management security, specifically for government organizations, utilizing the “Personal Identity Verification” (PIV) and “Common Access Card” (CAC) solution for their document collaboration…

New HIRSCH Mx™ controller delivers future-proof, high assurance for access control systems

Identive Group announced the launch of the HIRSCH Mx™ Controller to deliver an unprecedented level of integrated intelligence for high assurance access control. “Our track record of thirty years in physical access and IT security enabled the creation of HIRSCH Mx, the most advanced, robust and future-proof access control solution in the market today,” said…

charismathics inks 5-year software contract with the US government

charismathics has been awarded a 5-year supply contract for PKI middleware in the US defense sector. The Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) tendered for the ongoing supply of PKI software and hardware components in 2011, and has awarded charismathics to supply the next generation PKI clients for military personnel and contractors using smart card technology…

charismathics® confirms full Windows® 8 compliance

Windows 8 is not yet here but charismathics customers can already be sure that as soon as it is officially released, they will be able to run their PKI solutions efficiently as always. charismathics announces Windows 8 compliance, featuring a custom Key Storage Provider. Latest intelligence on Microsoft®‘s Windows 8 availability talks about September 2012.…

CES 2012: Rocstor launches Amphibious – secure, portable harddrive with real time encryption

This month's security gadget tip from the Silicon Trust blog team: ROCSTOR announed the launch of Amphibious, an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. The Amphibious is a secure, ruggedized portable hard drive with real time hardware encryption and offers advanced two-factor authentication, USB 2 and Firewire 800. In addition, the crypto…