Tag Archives: Opinions

What the HID Global Acquisition of Arjo Systems means to the Government ID Industry

By | July 6, 2017

With the announcement of HID Global acquiring Arjo Systems a new breed of company has born. I am saying that because the newly formed organization will start to compete in the Government ID industry like anyone was able to do before. Card Personalization Hardware makers like Entust Datacard, Evolis, NBS, Matica Technologies and MagiCard are regularly bidding to… Read More »

Trust and end-user convenience are two priorities your business must embrace

By | June 14, 2017

As a former engineering student who established his career in tech marketing, it’s a privilege to have been part of several technological revolutions that are improving the lives of billions of people worldwide. I’ve always been interested by the way progress impacts usage. I thought that technology moved quickly back then, but it’s exponentially faster in 2017, no… Read More »

The emerging double standard in passport biometrics

By | June 14, 2017

Modern passports can contain up to three biometric modalities.  Faces are used in every passport. In addition to being printed on the biographic page, face images are often embedded in an electronic chip. This chip dissuades fraud by allowing for a comparison of the printed image with the image submitted during the issuance process. The faces contained in passport chips… Read More »

How To Protect Yourself From Scams

By | April 21, 2017

PORTLAND (Sun Journal) — Don’t use a debit card. “They’re the worst financial tool ever given to American consumers,” said fraud expert Frank Abagnale, who visited Maine on Thursday to help people protect themselves from fraud.   And if you don’t know who’s calling, don’t answer the phone, said Maine Attorney General Janet Mills. The two appeared on… Read More »

India – How To Fix Aadhaar: Destroy the database, issue a smartcard and make linking to services optional

By | April 17, 2017

  Getty Images So far, various people and agencies associated with Aadhaar have repeatedly proclaimed that the Aadhaar database is adequately secured. The list includes the Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI), UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Panday, the Minister of State for Electronics and IT PP Chaudhary and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who did it twice. The… Read More »

Blockchain Without Smart Card Technology is Like a House Without a Roof

By | March 30, 2017

Blockchain and smart card technology go together like cheese and wine. Why, you ask? We talked to Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance about their newly-launched white paper, organizations’ need for blockchain, smart card technology and blockchain’s potential in IoT. The Secure Technology Alliance Payments Council recently released a white paper to “provide a primer on… Read More »