IDEMIA PreCheck enrollment initiative expands to more US airports

IDEMIA PreCheck enrollment initiative expands to more US airports

Because a first pilot was so successful, IDEMIA is now launching its new PreCheck enrollment initiative in Jackson, MS, at Louisville’s Muhammed Ali International Airport (SDF) next week for another two-week pilot program.

There are more markets on the way including Nashville and Gulfport later this month. The SDF program kicks off with a press event on Monday, May 2 and launches for travelers on May 5.   

The system can help those travelling to the 148th annual Kentucky Derby enrollment in TSA PreCheck without an appointment to:

  • Receive Known Traveler Number (KTN) within 3 to 5 days.  
  • The new initiative will be available at SDF from May 5 through May 16. 
  • Teams will be stationed at carts equipped to enroll passengers throughout the airport.  
  • IDEMIA will be testing the program across three operational scenarios: pre-security, post-security and in the gate area. 
  • First piloted at the Jackson Medgar Evers Wiley International Airport (JAN) in Mississippi in March 2022. 


IDEMIA’s biotechnology plays a pivotal role in all aspects of the secure identification of travelers throughout their whole airport experience.  


Elon Musk pledges to ‘authenticate all humans’ following Twitter purchase

Elon Musk pledges to ‘authenticate all humans’ following Twitter purchase

As we saw in Elon Musk’s comments this week, digital authentication is one of the biggest trending topics in Identity at the moment, from finance, to travel, to social media, we’re all looking at how we can improve the user journey and make it safer.

With over 50 sessions across 5 different stages, grab a delegate pass for Identity Week Europe 2022 and be part of the discussions that are shaping the future of Identity.

Exploring case studies in identity initiatives led by the government in partnership with private organisations like Twitter, but including financial institutions and beyond. We explore efforts in surpassing challenges in interoperability, supporting financial inclusion, and upholding the principles of data privacy.

Speakers include:

Emrys Schoemaker, Research Director, Caribou Digital

Herbert Leitold, Secretary-General, Secure Information Technology Center Austria Government

Cheryl Stevens MBE, Deputy Director Identity, Trust and Fraud and Error Prevention, DWP

Tim Speelman, Coordinating Policy Officer, Digital Identity, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Netherlands

Kendrick Lee, Director, National Digital Identity, GovTech Singapore

Claire Godron, Market owner Digital ID & Onboarding solutions, Thales

Sessions include:
Smart Digital ID Wallets

An in-depth discussion where panellists will look at the technology advancements in digital ID wallets and how smart digital ID makes for a better privacy experience. And moreover, what does the future of identity look like?

Steve Pannifer, Managing Director, Consult Hyperion
Nick Mothershaw, Chief Identity Strategist, Open Identity Exchange
Arjan Geluk, Lead Principal Advisor, UL Identity Management and Security
Kristel Teyras, Chairwoman of the Digital Identity Workgroup, Secure Identity Alliance


Plus over 50 more – See the full agenda here.

Other topics at Identity Week Europe’s Conference this year include;

> Document Security> Fighting Document Fraud> Digital Onboarding> IAM> Data & Analytics> Verification and Authentication> Secure Credentials> Biometrics

Sit in on sessions hosted by industry experts looking at compelling case studies from industry giants, cutting-edge technology advancements and insights.

UK govt challenged on cameras deal

UK govt challenged on cameras deal

The Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner Fraser Sampson has challenged central and local government ministers to clarify their positions on buying surveillance cameras from controversial tech company Hikvision, which is part-owned by the Chinese state.

The move comes after media reports quoted an unnamed Whitehall source saying that Health Secretary, the Rt Honourable Sajid Javid, had banned Hikvision for competing for new business in the Department of Health after a procurement review revealed “ethical concerns” about the company.

Professor Sampson, the independent Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner, has repeatedly challenged Hikvision to come clean about the extent of its involvement with the Chinese state’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang. However Hikvision has, for more than eight months, failed to answer the questions put to them.

Professor Sampson has raised the matter in a formal letter sent to the Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, and to the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, who is the minister responsible for local government. Mr Javid was copied into the correspondence.

Hikvision cameras and facial recognition technology have been implicated in systematic human rights abuses against the Uyghur people and other minorities in the Xinjiang province of China. The British Government has already formally recognised that widespread, systematic persecution in Xinjiang, including the extra-judicial detention of over a million Uyghur Muslims and other minorities. This persecution is known to rely heavily on surveillance technology including facial recognition software designed to detect racial characteristics.

Professor Sampson said: “If it is the case that the Department of Health has ruled out Hikvision from future procurement exercises, then that is a step in the right direction as far as I am concerned.

“There are serious unanswered questions about Hikvision’s involvement in appalling human rights abuses in China. The company seems unwilling or unable to provide assurances about the ethics of some of its operations and about security concerns associated with its equipment.

“If companies won’t provide the information needed to do proper due diligence in relation to ethics and security, then they clearly should not be allowed to bid for contracts within government, or anywhere else in the public sector for that matter. If Mr Javid has banned Hikvision for those reasons, then he should be congratulated.

“If the decision as reported is true, the same considerations would apply equally to all branches of government, and, arguably, the whole of the public sector. If other areas of national and local government have carried out due diligence in relation to their human rights obligations, I’d be interested to see the information they used; if they haven’t then I’d be interested to understand how the risks are being properly addressed.”

In his letters, Mr Sampson also raises concerns about potential security implications of the use of surveillance equipment with dormant functions, such as voice recording and facial recognition, which can be switched on remotely.

iDenfy joins RBFC Global

iDenfy joins RBFC Global

The digital identity verification and fraud prevention company from Lithuania, iDenfy, partnered with RBFC Global, the online payment and global currency exchange business. iDenfy’s swift, automated identity verification detects fake identities and stops fraudulent transactions on the payment institute’s network.

The increasing scale of identity theft in the financial sector has pushed companies to strengthen their security systems. In many cases, the efforts go to implementing full-stack identity verification services to verify newly registered clients and protect existing ones. Verifying genuine customers through ID verification also means that the company complies with regulations such as Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML). According to a recent report by Zippia, 41% of financial institutions are inadequate to meet AML compliance, which makes them exposed to more risks. As a solution, fraud prevention specialists recommend continually looking out for suspicious activities via automated fraud prevention measures. However, businesses also consider the customer experience and the expectation for easy, quick, and secure services. If the identity verification takes too many steps, customers tend to abandon the platform despite the company’s efforts to prevent fraud. RBFC Global’s goal is to provide safe money transfers, prevent fraud and deliver a smooth customer experience. That’s why the licensed payment institute from New Zealand searched for a balanced solution and found iDenfy’s user-friendly authentication service. RBFC Global offers online financial services such as remittance and currency exchange to a wide variety of private and institutional customers. According to the enterprise, since they don’t engage

in face-to-face interactions like in traditional banking, it’s important for them to have a supporting platform that can safely identify the customers remotely.

iDenfy specializes in fraud prevention services, helping businesses detect suspicious transactions faster due to the help of artificial intelligence. The company is best known for its online identity verification solution. Each identity document is reviewed in real-time, completely eradicating the chances of card fraud. iDenfy’s whole process is backed up with human supervision to improve the number of successful verifications.

Veridas passes the iBeta PAD Level 2 evaluation of ISO/IEC for its liveness detection technology

Veridas passes the iBeta PAD Level 2 evaluation of ISO/IEC for its liveness detection technology

Veridas, a company specialized in the development of biometric solutions for digital identity verification, has obtained the ISO 30107-3 compliance report after passing the Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) level 2 test conducted by iBeta Quality Assurance. This is a further milestone in its commitment to the continuous improvement of its software and the independent evaluation of biometric technologies.

In this way, Veridas joins a small number of technology companies in the world present in the NIST facial biometrics assessments, and also compliant with ISO 30107-3, being the only company in the world if the NIST voice assessment is added.

Veridas liveness detection passed the first level of iBeta in December 2020 and has now successfully completed the second level assessment. In this case, over 700 impersonation attempts have been passed with 100% effectiveness.

What is Presentation Attack Detection (PAD)?

Within the field of biometrics, presentation attacks consist of presenting a fraudulent human artifact or feature to the biometric capture subsystem in a way that interferes with the policy of the system itself. That is, they consist of showing the camera a consistently manipulated artifact or biometric feature to fool the biometric system. That is why the detection of such, which plays a vital role in ensuring the reliability of the process, is relevant in facial recognition systems. Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) methods allow discerning between fraudulent and real biometric data.

What is iBeta and ISO 30107-3?

iBeta Quality Assurance is a biometric laboratory accredited by the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance and authorized as a testing laboratory by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025: 2017. iBeta’s Quality Assurance experts work with a wide range of biometric technology companies to ensure products perform to the highest industry standards.

ISO 30107-3 is the test method designed to simulate user enrollment in a biometric authentication system. It is the way to test the effectiveness of liveness detection. Level 1, focused on simpler attacks, focuses on high-resolution digital and paper photos, high-definition challenge/response videos and paper masks. Level 2, focused on more sophisticated attacks, tests with realistic dolls and 3D masks made of resin, latex and silicone, as well as faces synthesized by digital imaging.

Veridas at the forefront of the fight against fraud

Compliance with the ISO 30107-3 level 2 standard once again demonstrates the robustness of Veridas solutions against identity fraud and possible attacks that may be carried out in the online registration and authentication processes of its customers.

Veridas incorporates a high layer of anti-fraud technology throughout its software, from the capture of data by the user, to the analysis and verification of this evidence by its Artificial Intelligence engines

The Paypers introduces the Financial Crime and Fraud Report 2022

The Paypers introduces the Financial Crime and Fraud Report 2022

The Paypers has launched the Financial Crime and Fraud Report 2022, a comprehensive overlook of the current landscape of digital onboarding, fraud management, and financial crime in financial services.

Following the footsteps of its predecessors from past years, this year’s report looks to paint a complete picture of what is currently happening in the fraud and financial crime space, set in the backdrop of a world that tries to recover from a pandemic and an economy that is (and probably will continue to be) deeply affected by war.

The report’s mission is to highlight once again the importance of fighting fraud and financial crime, especially now, when fraud across the globe is increasing (as of the end of January 2022, according to the Office of National Statistics), money laundering-fuelled exploitation of vulnerable people continues to ravage the world, the sheer financial dominance that criminal drug organisations have over government bodies and institutions threatens the economic stability of entire states, forests are illegally cut down, money launderers and terrorist financiers continue to exploit legal loopholes. With just less than 1% of ill-used money being captured and restored, we must understand that there is still a lot to do to better our chances against fraud and financial crime.

Going beyond the report’s mission, this year’s iteration features experts, industry associations, top players, consultants, and financial institutions that have been co-opted to share valuable insights on crucial themes. To highlight some of the key topics found in the report, we mention: creating safe digital economies using IDV solutions, the role of digital ID in establishing trust and enhancing digital onboarding processes, BNPL fraud, corporate identity theft, the benefits of having a risk-based approach to prevent fincrime, regtech in the Metaverse and regtech trends, tackling fraud through collaboration, among many others. The Financial Crime and Fraud Report 2022 also features the latest technology advances for preventing fraud and the new opportunities that appear in tackling the challenge ahead. With the world going online these past few years, we have noticed record-breaking numbers of online fraud rates, with account takeover and identity fraud taking the lion’s share of the heap. APP (authorised push payment) fraud has surpassed card fraud in the UK as a result of the pandemic, while corporate identity theft increased by 46% in 2020.

Financial institutions stand to lose greatly unless they opt for fast, secure, and seamless online experiences for their customers. Experts argue that digital businesses can prevent that via built-in KYC (know your customer) features that will keep fraudsters at bay while improving customers’ journeys.

The report goes through the new dynamic the Metaverse brings, along with new digital customer journeys which are ripe for the take when fraudsters are concerned. Besides the Metaverse, the gambling and virtual sports betting world can benefit too from establishing stronger digital trust at the user journey’s beginning via identity verification, age verification, parent/guardian verification, among others, all of which can make for a clearer, more secure space for all users.

Since it is said to be easier to prevent than to treat, spotting financial crime before it happens trumps having to deal with its effects. Labour costs, increasing regulations, and evolving criminal threats are at the bottom of the high costs that come with financial crime compliance. As regulators continue to make laws stricter and fines more expensive, the report tries to explain the importance of AML (anti-money laundering) compliance, the risks of avoiding it, and the reasoning behind the wider financial crime prevention scene.

The report features an industry mapping of the key players in financial crime and fraud prevention, also revealing their backgrounds, core services, unique selling points, and business partners via in-depth profiles. This overview of the fraud solution providers aims to help merchants, fintechs, and payment service providers grasp the current market opportunities.

The Financial Crime and Fraud Report 2022 is endorsed by Consult Hyperion, KuppingerCole, and FINTRAIL’s FinTech FinCrime Exchange. You can download your free copy here.

PhonePe and FIDO Alliance among the latest to confirm speakers for Identity Week Asia

PhonePe and FIDO Alliance among the latest to confirm speakers for Identity Week Asia

The organisers of Identity Week Asia can’t wait to welcome you back to Singapore in-person for Asia’s No.1 Identity event.

From 6 – 7 September, experience a series of high-level conference sessions, networking events and dynamic roundtable discussions focused on accelerating progress and development in Identity.

The conference has revealed its latest speakers:

Anuj Bhansali, Head – Trust & Safety, PhonePe

In a heavily digitalised age, new online threats and fraud opportunities are rife! As the Head of Trust & Safety at PhoneBe, one of Asia’s largest Digital Payments Apps, Anuj will be sharing his thoughts on countering the next generation of threats to identity, trust, safety and security as part of a panel on ID in Payments and eCommerce.

Joon Hyuk Lee, APAC Market Development Director, FIDO Alliance

Joon is the APAC Market Development Director at FIDO Alliance, a global consortium working to create open standards and an interoperable ecosystem for simpler, stronger user authentication. Joon will take to the stage this September to shed light on authentication in Identity Access Management (IAM) ecosystems.

Did we mention that tickets normally cost US$695 but if you book now, they’re just US$195?! Don’t miss out on the action & grab your pass today

New Keynote Speaker revealed at Identity Week

New Keynote Speaker revealed at Identity Week

Identity Week 2022 has got an action-packed event this June with Identity trail-blazers, disruptors and innovators already counted in.

The event has revealed its latest speaker – Luca Pronzati, Chief Business Innovation Officer at MSC Cruises

As Chief Business Innovation Officer at MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, Luca Pronzati has led the Company through groundbreaking digital transformation, disrupting the retail model onboard the newest smart ships and setting the standard of digital excellence at sea.

The seamless travel experience is a top priority for MSC Cruises. Luca will be speaking about developments on their Cruise Terminal experience in Miami, a developing case study over the past two years that leverages biometric technologies to authenticate travellers and maintain a high level of security.

Join more than 4,000 of your peers at the world’s leading event for Identity professionals across finance, ecommerce, healthcare, government, travel and more.


Identity Week America show already 70% sold

Identity Week America show already 70% sold

NEC, Paravision, Thales, Clearview AI, Idemia, Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions  are just a few of the big names present this October at Identity Week America and the show is already 70% sold, revealed the organisers.

Companies can still secure brand presence at the largest Identity-focused event in America, and place your brand directly in front of thousands of senior decision-makers – but hurry – you’ll need to get in there fast before space runs out!

Whether you’re interested in brand awareness, building a valuable database of leads, making sales or showcasing your products/ solutions in person – there are booth packages to suit all objectives.

Neurotechnology’s fingerprint algorithm maintains top Nist ranking

Neurotechnology’s fingerprint algorithm maintains top Nist ranking

Neurotechnology, a provider of deep learning-based solutions and high-precision biometric identification technologies, today announced that the company has confirmed the first place position in the NIST Proprietary Fingerprint Template (PFT) III evaluation results released on March 7, 2022. Since 2019, Neurotechnology’s fingerprint recognition algorithms have held the number one position in NIST PFT evaluations as the company has continued to innovate and improve both the speed and accuracy of their biometric algorithms.

The highly accredited National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has, with its Proprietary Fingerprint Template (PFT) evaluation, provided the largest and most recognized ongoing assessment of fingerprint verification available today. Since fingerprint templates are not necessarily standardized across all vendors, each algorithm developer uses their latest technology to showcase the full potential of their indvidual algorithms. Neurotechnology’s top position in PFT III demonstrates the fully enhanced capabilities of the company’s latest R&D advancements.

The Proprietary Fingerprint Template evaluation determines the algorithmic capabilities of one-to-one fingerprint verification and assesses the accuracy of final stage fingerprint matchers used in one-to-many Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) searches. The most recent generations of the PFT evaluation cover:

PFT II: one-to-one fingerprint verification evaluation. Active between 2010 and 2019, PFT II was used to evaluate plain versus plain, plain versus rolled, and rolled versus rolled fingerprint verification scenarios and reported template extraction times, template sizes, and match times.
PFT III: the continuation of the previous PFT generation evaluations now includes several PFT III-specific datasets.
To provide a more comprehensive comparison of algorithmic function, NIST included in this current evaluation the accuracies that were being tested in the PFT 2003 and PFT II evaluations. This process provided a comparison of the algorithm submissions across all current and former PFT evaluations.

Zwipe Access integrated with LEGIC Security Platform

Zwipe Access integrated with LEGIC Security Platform

Zwipe, a leading provider of on-card biometric solutions, has partnered with LEGIC Identsystems, one of the leading experts in end-to-end security for smartphone and smartcard-based access and mobility solutions. The partnership will provide end-to-end biometric access control solutions using LEGIC’s Security Platform.

On the backdrop of increasing requirements for security, data privacy and GDPR compliance, Zwipe and LEGIC Identsystems have successfully combined their respective high performance and innovative technologies for a next generation biometric system-on-card for access control. This solution provides highly secure multi-factor authentication integrated in an ID-Card form factor.

Speaking on the partnership, John Harvey, Head of BU Access Control at LEGIC said, “Zwipe’s embedded biometric verification in batteryless smartcards adds a revolutionary new layer of security to the huge installed base of LEGIC card-based access control systems worldwide. This innovation brings benefits that were formerly only available on smartphone solutions, while preserving existing infrastructure and drastically reducing time-to-market ”.

“We are very excited with our cooperation with LEGIC, one of the leading global providers of end-to-end security platforms for smartphone- and smartcard-based access, mobility, shared resource and industrial IoT applications. We are already working on several sharp customer cases based on LEGIC’s Security Platform. We are confident this is only the start of a long series of opportunities with LEGIC”, said André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe.

Zwipe Access adds two-factor authentication to existing contactless card-based access control systems without the need to upgrade any of the existing infrastructures, meaning that no new readers, pin pads or cameras need be installed at the doors, gates, or turnstiles. The authorized user’s fingerprints data are captured, using the card’s integrated fingerprint sensor, encrypted, and then stored in the card’s secure element.

The biometric data are not shared with anyone, and no database is needed which ensures privacy and simplifies the path towards GDPR’s compliance. The biometric verification on card ensures that only the legitimate cardholder is granted access. Zwipe Access is contactless, batteryless and easy to use, with significantly shorter transaction time than conventional biometric access control systems.

National Bank of Kuwait launches metal card

National Bank of Kuwait launches metal card

IDEMIA, the global leader in augmented identity, has been chosen by National Bank of Kuwait as a partner to transform metal cards with Card Connect offering an intuitive, easier and secure experience

In line with its commitment to provide extraordinary services and best banking experience to customers, National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) is providing NBK KWT Visa Infinite Credit Card, a top-notch metal card that offers a variety of rewards and connectivity that caters to customers’ needs and lifestyles, featuring a cutting-edge design tailored for the people of Kuwait.

NBK has chosen to collaborate with IDEMIA for an intuitive, easier and secure activation experience of metal cards. A first-of-its-kind in Kuwait, IDEMIA’s Card Connect allows NBK Customers to activate the metal card using an NFC Card activation feature. The cardholder can simply tap the card on their smartphone and be redirected to the activation page on NBK Mobile Banking App, reducing card activation time significantly.

NBK KWT Visa Infinite Credit Card comes in two unique vertical designs tailored for him and for her, with an embodiment of national pride through placing Kuwait’s map and flag. The metal card is the most flexible card in Kuwait, giving customers the freedom to choose the KWT Points earning options based on their lifestyle; either the “Spends Tier” or “Merchant Category” option. The earned rewards can be redeemed easily through NBK Online Banking whether as cashback up to KD 1,000, travel booking, e-vouchers, and points exchange.

We are pleased to partner with IDEMIA to enhance our customers’ activation and payment experience. The new NBK KWT Visa Infinite Credit Card reflects NBK’s commitment to offer a variety of special rewards and services through a unique banking experience. IDEMIA’s top-notch card connect service is a perfect fit to the lifestyle and needs of our Kuwaiti customers.
Mr. Mohammed Al-Othman, General Manager of Consumer Banking Group at National Bank of Kuwait

As a market leader in card technology, IDEMIA strives to provide financial institutions high-quality products, especially for those looking for a unique banking experience. We are delighted that our Card Connect service has been chosen by NBK to cater to Kuwaiti nationals’ needs and lifestyle. This highlights NBK’s trust in IDEMIA to deliver high-quality products that reflect their commitment to their customers.
Hennie Duplessis, Senior Vice President (Middle East and Africa), Financial Institutions, IDEMIA

IDEMIA’s long trusted business partner in Kuwait for two decades, Apex International Trading Company, has played a key role in facilitating NBK and IDEMIA in achieving their joint goals on this digital journey. With Apex’s partnership, IDEMIA has been able to achieve invaluable milestones in Kuwait’s banking sector.

“We are extremely pleased through our partnership with IDEMIA to offer exclusive metal cards with card connect service to National Bank of Kuwait. Apex considers this launch as a benchmark in the strong digital transformation among the banking sector in Kuwait”, said Arshad Iqbal CEO, Apex International Trading Company (Kuwait).


Identity Week Europe 2022 opens visitor registration

Identity Week Europe 2022 opens visitor registration

The organisers of Identity Week Europe 2022 have advised that free expo visitor registration is officially open.

Visitors will have access to 150+ exhibitors, 100+ start-ups, 2 days’ worth of seminars & keynote speeches, and numerous networking opportunities.

*The first 500 to register will be in with a chance of a free Conference ticket upgrade worth £995.

Join the expo on 28 – 29 June 2022 at London’s ExCeL for two days of non-stop insights, inspiration and opportunities.

There are over over 250 brands to explore at Identity Week Europe this June, meet exhibitors from across the entire Identity supply chain, from the major OEMs to the next big unicorn SMEs.

The carefully curated free seminar theatre will play host to many of the most influential and innovative Identity professionals.

From Designing a Cloud-Based Blockchain Identity Management System to How to Drive Financial Inclusion through Digital ID in Developing Economies, get answers to some of the biggest questions facing the Identity industry right now.

A key area of Identity Week Europe, this year you can explore more than 100 businesses in our Start-up Village.

Don’t miss  Start-up Pitches – Where you can hear short elevator pitches from top start-ups present at Identity Week Europe.

In-depth, compelling interviews and demonstrations with all the leading Identity big-thinkers, trail-blazers, disruptors and innovators.

All the content gathered from Identity Week Europe 2022 will be available to watch on our NEW youtube channel, launching in June.

In an age of email fatigue, in order to build those all-important business relationships you need to go where your customers are – Exhibitions & conferences. Join over 4,000 of your peers for unparalleled networking opportunities.

As above, the first 500 to register for the FREE expo will be in with a chance of a free Conference ticket upgrade!


Identity Week notes latest speaker additions to Conference line-up

Identity Week notes latest speaker additions to Conference line-up

The organisers of Identity Week 2022 have released a statement noting that the agenda is packed full of incredible sessions this year from many of the world’s leading brands, associations and institutions.

Here are the latest additions:

Ravi Purohit, Associate Director, Rakuten
Presenting a talk entitled ‘How Much is Your Identity Worth?’, Ravi asks the key questions like, ‘Can digital identity be a source of competitive advantage?’ and ‘Do customers choose a brand based on their Identity experience?’ whilst weighing up the pros and cons of multi-factor authentication in the customer journey.

Froy Lovesdal, Senior Adviser, Norwegian Police Directorate
Froy will present ‘Morphing Attack Detection Capabilities of Human Examiners’. Morphing of facial images in travel documents is a serious concern for Governments all over the world. Froy will be presenting the results of their iMARS research studying to benchmark human performance in detecting morphs.

Cheryl Stevens MBE, Deputy Director Identity, Trust and Fraud and Error Prevention, DWP

Sharing the view from the UK’s Department of Work and Pension’s in a joint effort with Women in Identity, Cheryl will shed light on efforts towards ID Inclusion, Code of Conduct and the UK Government’s approaches to ID development.

*Don’t forget, this week is your LAST chance to get a Conference ticket for just £695, saving you a full £300 – Book Now!

Identity Week Asia reveals more speakers

Identity Week Asia reveals more speakers

The organisers of Identity Week Asia have revealed 15 more speakers and released an offer on tickets.

Many of the biggest names in the industry have already confirmed they’re attending or speaking – Take a look at this exclusive preview of the speaker list:

Abhishek Ranjan, Chief Technology Officer, CSC e-Governance Services IndiaOtt Sarv, Principal Advisor, Digital ID, IndependentFauzia Viqar, CEO, Rah Center for Management & Development (RCMD) Allen Sng, Sheridan Fellow, National University of Singapore (NUS), John Rule, Managing Director, Global lead for ICAO Image Capture Standards for passport imaging within MRTD (Machine Readable Travel Document), Brands AustraliaSiva Venkant, Assistant Director, IT Audit, Prudential Corporation Asia> Ravi Purohit, Associate Director, RakutenDominic Chan, Director, National Digital Identity, GovTech SingaporeKendrick Lee, Director, National Digital Identity, GovTech SingaporeKay Chopard, Executive Director, Kantara InitiativePam Dixon, Director, World Privacy ForumDonato Colucci, Senior Regional Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Specialist, International Organization for MigrationHiroyuki Sato, Associate Professor, University of TokyoJeremy Mendoza, Senior Systems Engineer (Authentication), Boehringer IngelheimAnuj Bhansali, Head – Trust & Safety, PhoneBe


Identity Week Asia 2022 kicks off 6 September 2022 for two ground-breaking days of insights, inspiration and new ideas.

With over 100 speakers yet to be announced, book your ticket now for just US$195, saving you $500!

BIO-key International and 3Eye Technologies launch partnership

BIO-key International and 3Eye Technologies launch partnership

BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions featuring Identity-Bound Biometrics (IBB), today announced a new partnership with 3Eye Technologies, a value-added distributor of mobile, security, and identity solutions. The affiliation will enable BIO-key to introduce its award-winning solutions and IBB to a larger set of consumers, especially in financial services and local governments.

This partnership will enable them to bring higher security and convenience to organizations looking for complete IAM solution packages. 3Eye Technologies collaborates with vendors to plan and execute strategies for distributing cutting-edge technological solutions to targeted industries. The company aims to build relationships with leading technology vendors like BIO-key to empower value-added resellers (VARs) and managed service providers (MSPs) to represent, sell, and service best-in-class products.

The need for convenient, secure IAM solutions has never been higher, with an increasing amount of critical business being done online or from remote locations. Trust in who has access to what is paramount to building trust both inside an organization and for customers. In particular, governments and financial institutions are targets for threat actors to attempt to gain access to protected data.

The ability to safeguard these systems needs to be matched by the ability of a diverse range of employees across multiple locations. These new requirements in these industries have driven an unprecedented need for cybersecurity solutions like those offered by BIO-key.

“The partnership between BIO-key and 3Eye Technologies will be beneficial in reaching key markets like banking, financial, local government clients as well as other enterprises,” said Fred Corsentino, Chief Revenue Officer at BIO-key. “This ability to target and foster these markets will be instrumental in proliferating BIO-key’s innovative solutions across industries that need to secure essential data for their employees and customers alike.”

BIO-key will utilize 3Eye Technologies’ network of VARs and MSPs to expand the scope of its channel sales and marketing and increase market education for organizations about the benefits of IBB-based solutions. By partnering with 3Eye Technologies, BIO-key will grow its Channel Alliance Partner (CAP) program, expand the use of IBB and continue to be a thought leader in the cybersecurity space.

E-Kart and IDEX to focus on Eastern Europe

E-Kart and IDEX to focus on Eastern Europe

 IDEX Biometrics ASA is announcing collaboration with smart card technology and innovation leader E-Kart for the commercialization of biometric payment solutions in Eastern Europe. E-Kart is a joint venture between global card manufacturer Gisecke&Devrient (G+D) and Eczacıbaşı Holding. With a high-technology card manufacturing center in Turkey, E-Kart has a production capacity of 60 million smart cards annually and serve customer across the region.

E-Kart is one of the largest card manufacturers in Europe and was the first Visa and Mastercard approved card production and personalization enterprise in Turkey. The innovation focus of E-Kart has propelled them as leader not only in EMV based payment cards, but also as in government ID cards, healthcare solutions and GSM SIM cards.

The collaboration between E-Kart and IDEX Biometrics enables market expansion of biometric smart cards in Eastern Europe, with targeted delivery to issuers in Q4 2022. The platform is based on IDEX Biometrics TrustedBio Max® sensor module which integrates a proprietary ASIC delivering biometric processing and power management, and the SLC38 security controller from Infineon Technologies AG. This new biometric smart card represents the sixth design win for the IDEX Biometrics and Infineon Technologies platform solution.

Coskun Beduk, General Manager of E-Kart says, “This partnership will provide banks and other payment card issuers in Turkey and globally access to biometric smart cards with industry leading performance and cost efficiency. We see a growing demand for convenient and highly secure payment solutions and we aim at leading the market of biometric payment cards, leveraging our unique cutting-edge card development and production center in Turkey, specialized in superior security, authorization for smart cards and smart citizenship ID cards.“

Catharina Eklof, Chief Commercial Officer of IDEX Biometrics, states, “IDEX Biometrics is strongly committed to supporting establishing industry standards for the biometric market in Turkey. The time is right to bring biometric payment solutions into Eastern Europe. This region represents a very large opportunity and our collaboration with E-Kart will deliver biometric smart card solutions that bring seamless user experience to millions of consumers in Turkey and Eastern Europe.“

Acuant & IDology create ID provider

Acuant & IDology create ID provider

GBG,  experts in digital location, identity verification and fraud software, today announced the next step in the company’s growth strategy, uniting Acuant and IDology under the leadership of Christina Luttrell, formerly the CEO of IDology.

To further accelerate global capabilities and ensure a consistent experience with best-of-breed solutions, GBG also announces the formation of a Global Products group led by former Acuant President and CEO Yossi Zekri.

Since the acquisition of Acuant, GBG has already recognized key wins and benefits delivered to customers both directly and via partners, including one of the world’s largest global crypto exchanges and one of the largest Telcos. GBG was also named a Representative Vendor in 2022 Gartner Market Guide for Identity Proofing and Affirmation.

Chris Clark, Chief Executive Officer at GBG, said: “Following Acuant becoming part of the GBG family, I am delighted the teams are now integrating further to deliver benefits to our existing and future customers.  As we have acquired and built capability over the years, we have always been clear on balancing the global reach of technology and globally relevant products like documents, with strong regional execution that adapts our propositions to the needs of local markets, local regulations and local use cases. I couldn’t be more excited about the next steps in our journey.”

Christina Luttrell, Chief Executive Officer, Americas at GBG, remarked:

“North America is the world’s largest and most developed market globally for identity and fraud solutions and represents a tremendous opportunity for us to join forces in delivering deep expertise and innovation. I am honoured to lead this team forward, united in a mission and stronger together to deliver the very best to our growing client base.”

Yossi Zekri, Executive Officer, Global Product at GBG, stated:

“By combining our strengths, including the most skilled industry experts and inclusive, best-in-class technology that serves all of the world’s population, we are empowering businesses, governments and financial institutions to transact with trust whenever and wherever they need it. It is a thrilling time to be transforming the identity space.”

Vietnam to roll out mobile vaccine passports

Vietnam to roll out mobile vaccine passports

Vietnam will begin issuing vaccine passports starting April 15, the Health Ministry announced Monday.

A representative from the ministry’s Department of Information Technology said localities would confirm people’s vaccination status starting April 8, and vaccine passports would be available starting April 15.

The passport will be accessible on two apps PC Covid-19 or Digital Health. If people don’t have the apps, they can obtain vaccine passports through the health ministry website once they have imputed ID information.

Adoption of the vaccine passports has been piloted since late March for around 1,000 residents of Hanoi who received their jabs at one of the city’s three major hospitals. In Ho Chi Minh City, vaccine passports have already been trialled for those vaccinated at Gia An 115 General Hospital.

“People won’t have vaccine passports if either their vaccination info is wrong or they’re not fully vaccinated,” the representative said, adding that people should re-check their vaccination info themselves to report errors.

Vietnam’s vaccine passport entails info like one’s name, date of birth, the disease which they’re vaccinated against, number of shots and date of vaccination. Data will be encoded into a QR code.

The vaccine passport will be used in conjunction with other personal identification documents like ID cards. Data that identify people will not be encoded into QR codes for security reasons.

Anonybit adds one-to-many

Anonybit adds one-to-many

Anonybit, a pioneer in decentralized biometrics, today announced the addition of one to many identification capabilities to its decentralized biometrics cloud. Anonybit will support fully decentralized deduplication and lookup functionalities for biometrics which enables significant enhancements from a privacy by design perspective to a wide range of use cases. This capability is the first of its kind for the cybersecurity industry.

The company’s award-winning technology breaks down biometrics into anonymized bits and distributes them over a wide network where they are encrypted, stored, and processed for matching. With Anonybit’s unique approach, there is no need to assemble the components to conduct a biometric match, eliminating the risk of a data breach.

“Our goal is to cut off the oxygen that feeds identity thieves by giving them nothing to find and nothing to steal, even if they do manage to break into a network,” said Frances Zelazny, Anonybit co-founder and chief executive officer. “By eliminating central honeypots while still enabling strong authentication of biometrics, we are ushering in a new era for privacy and security, enabled by our innovative decentralized biometrics infrastructure. The one to many capability is a cornerstone to creating this future, allowing governments, enterprises, and other entities to ensure a privacy-first system of record for individuals based on their biometrics. This creates an anchor of trust that supports all other types of deployments, like verifiable credentials, online account access, time and attendance systems, payments and others.”

There have been multiple attempts by the biometric industry to secure biometric data. Any successes have been limited to 1:1 matching which is used for more simple functions like logging into an online service. With today’s breakthrough, we are now one step closer to eliminating centralized honeypots of biometrics entirely, even for complex, large-scale deployments, like access control or government ID applications.

The Anonybit infrastructure supports third-party biometric modalities and algorithms including facial, fingerprint, iris, and voice biometrics. Biometric industry providers can apply their technologies to the Anonybit decentralized biometric cloud and build privacy-by-design solutions that meet the highest standards for data protection in accordance with GDPR, CPRA, and other privacy regulations.