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3110, 2018

Continuum GRC and 360 Coverage Pros Offering Affordable Cyber Security Tools and Cyber Insurance to Small and Mid-Sized Federal Contractors

October 31st, 2018|Tags: , |

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., October 31, 2018 ( - Continuum GRC, a leader in the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) space and the developer of the IT Audit Machine (ITAM), the top-ranked GRC audit and assessment software solution, is pleased to announce its partnership with 360 Coverage Pros, a major program administrator and benefits provider administered by Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm. The two companies have introduced a program for small and mid-sized federal contractors that allows them to purchase affordable packages that combine

1610, 2018

Genetec Receives CSPN Certification from the French Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information

October 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

PARIS, October 16th 2018—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today announced that Genetec Security Center Synergis™, its IP-based access control system, has received the highest level (Niveau de sureté IV) of the Certification de Sécurité de Premier Niveau (CSPN) by the Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information (ANSSI). Built on an open-architecture, the unified Genetec Security Center Synergis platform offers advanced protection—from access card to software—helping organizations efficiently and securely manage

910, 2018

NEXT Biometrics and MTRIX Demonstrate Advantages Of New Biometric Software Development Platform at ITSA Trade Show

October 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

NUREMBERG, October 9, 2018 – NEXT Biometrics (Oslo Bors: NEXT), a global leader in fingerprint sensor technology, and MTRIX GmbH, a leading German distributor of authentication solutions, are demonstrating NEXT’s advanced biometric software development platform here this week at the IT Security Expo and Congress (ITSA). The NEXT One Touch Power Software Development Kit (SDK) works with a broad set of platforms and tools for developing leading-edge authentication systems and is already generating positive reactions from industry partners. The NEXT One Touch Power SDK

410, 2018

NY Regional Bank Selects BIO-key Biometric Authentication to Comply with New York State Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Law

October 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

WALL, N.J., Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of biometric authentication and security solutions, today announced a regional bank serving customers throughout Long Island and neighboring New York City boroughs, has selected BIO-key to provide an integrated multifactor biometric sign-in solution for use by its employees accessing computer devices and connected applications. The BIO-key solutions are intended to ensure compliance with the multi-factor authentication (MFA) requirements of the New York State Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services

2409, 2018

Yubico Launches YubiKey 5 Series, the Industry’s First Multi-Protocol Security Keys Supporting FIDO2

September 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PALO ALTO, CA and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – September 24, 2018 – Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, today announced the launch of the YubiKey 5 Series, the industry’s first multi-protocol security keys supporting FIDO2/WebAuthn. With this new addition, the YubiKey 5 Series has the capability to replace weak password-based authentication with strong hardware-based authentication. Yubico continues to create authentication technologies that not only work for today’s authentication scenarios, but into tomorrow’s, helping to bridge the gap from existing solutions to a future of

2009, 2018

SmartMetric To Release World First Combined Cyber Security And Access ID Biometric Card

September 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB:SMME) - SmartMetric is on-track to complete production of its world first dual purpose cyber-security and access ID biometric card at the end of September. The new dual purpose security card is based on the advanced super micro electronic parts and circuitry developed by SmartMetric for its range of contact and contact/contactless chip credit/debit cards.  Instead of using a banking smart card chip the Cyber/Access biometric card uses a secure FIPS approved smartcard chip

1709, 2018

SPYRUS Announces Comprehensive HSM SDKs to Accelerate Development of Secure Internet of Things Solutions with Microsoft Azure IoT

September 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

[San Jose, CA – September 17, 2018], SPYRUS, Inc. today announced it has released a comprehensive set of core Internet of Things (IoT) operations Software Development Kits (SDKs) that support the seamless integration of our Rosetta Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) with Microsoft’s Azure IoT platform. The Rosetta FIPS 140-2 Level 3 devices enable customers to deploy a secure IoT solution with Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT hardware and software that SPYRUS has pre-tested and verified to work in the Microsoft Azure IoT ecosystem. This

1709, 2018

OSPT Alliance Membership Nears 100 As It Increases Influence On Mobility Services

September 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

17 September 2018 - OSPT Alliance, a global community that enables the future of mobility services across a variety of markets including transport, ticketing, access control and micro-payment, is close to attracting 100-member companies and organisations following a highly successful first half of 2018. A total of 17 new members have joined the association over the last six months, representing a wide range of players across the mobility ecosystem including software developers, hardware and card manufacturers, system integrators, technology service providers and testing laboratories. AUSTRIACARD

1709, 2018

Entrust Datacard and Blackboard Partner to Enhance the ID Card Issuance Process

September 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

WASHINGTON, D.C. and MINNEAPOLIS (September 17, 2018) – Blackboard, a global leader in education technology, and Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, today announced the launch of the Datacard® TruCredential Blackboard edition software suite – an easy solution for creating, issuing and managing student IDs and credentials. This new integration between Datacard TruCredential and the Blackboard Transaction System empowers institutions to meet a wide range of application requirements, from basic photo IDs to high-assurance credentials. With the browser-based

1409, 2018

Truphone and Workz Strike Deal to Bring Latest eSIM Technology to New Markets

September 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

14 Sep 2018 - Truphone to license remote eSIM provisioning platform and SIM operating system (OS) to Workz Group to deliver solutions to growing eSIM market. Global SIM technology provider, Truphone, today announces a partnership with Workz Group, the Dubai-based mobile solutions and serialization software specialist. The collaboration will see Truphone licence its GSMA-accredited remote SIM provisioning platform and SIM operating system (OS) to Workz Group. The deal enables Workz to offer its customers state-of-the-art SIM technology – yet unavailable in the rapidly-growing market

1409, 2018

ImageWare® Announces Innovative 2FA and Biometric Security Solution with ForgeRock® Identity Platform™

September 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

San Diego, CA September 14, 2018 – ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-factor, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, today announced that its GoVerifyID® solution has been certified for use with the ForgeRock Identity Platform™. ForgeRock® is a leading platform provider of digital identity management solutions. The ForgeRock Trust Network Technology Program enables its partner community to integrate complementary technologies to extend and derive additional value with ForgeRock. ImageWare is a Principal Partner in the program, which is the top designation. ForgeRock and

1309, 2018

Roskam’s Bipartisan Anti-Fraud Bill Passes House that Recommends the use of Smart Cards

September 13th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Washington, D.C. – Today the House passed H.R. 6690 the Fighting Fraud to Protect Care for Seniors Act. This legislation, introduced by Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), creates a pilot program to test the use of smart card technology in the Medicare Program, reducing fraud. Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI), who also spoke in support of the bill, remarked, “You’ve been working on this a long time, working with Mr. Blumenauer, and I think your efforts to strive for some bipartisanship has

1209, 2018

House Passes Two Bipartisan Dingell Bills to Improve Medicare

September 12th, 2018|Tags: , , |

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) to improve Medicare so seniors have better access to the healthcare they need. “Every American has a right to quality, affordable healthcare and for millions of seniors their care comes through Medicare,” said Dingell. “We have to always keep looking forward and finding new ways to improve Medicare, make it more efficient, and close gaps in care. These two bipartisan bills now passed by the House will make it easier for

709, 2018

Visa: Chip Cards Reduce Counterfeit Fraud At U.S. Merchants By 75 Percent

September 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Data released by Visa on Wednesday (Aug. 29) showed that counterfeit fraud ticked down at U.S. merchants by 75 percent from September 2015 to March 2018 as more storefronts started accepting chip cards. To that end, Visa said that, as of its latest “Visa Chip Card Update,” as many as 67 percent of storefronts in the United States now accept chip cards. The company further elaborated that counterfeit fraud dollars at all U.S. merchants slipped 46 percent. Looking at the Visa chip card count out in the field, June’s number

709, 2018

U.S. EMV Merchant Locations Grew by 400,000 in 2018’s First Half, Visa Data Show

September 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Approximately 400,000 U.S. merchant locations began accepting EMV chip cards in 2018’s first six months, according to new data from Visa Inc. In its latest report on the U.S. conversion from magnetic-stripe payment cards to the EMV standard, Visa on Wednesday said 3.1 million merchant locations accepted the new cards in June. That compares with 2.7 million merchant locations last December and only 392,000 in September 2015, according to an earlier Visa report. Some 67% of U.S. storefronts are now accepting chip cards, Visa

409, 2018

MPulse Software Makes Single Sign-On Easy for Maintenance Management Software Customers

September 4th, 2018|Tags: , , |

EUGENE, OR, September 04, 2018-- As part of its continuous efforts to advance CMMS technology, MPulse Software, Inc. is pleased to announce improved secure access with its new Single Sign On (SSO) option. MPulse now supports SAML SSO, enabling its cloud-based CMMS software to integrate with security directories that determine who gets access to what computers, networks, applications, and services. No other third parties are required. This new feature supports multiple identity providers as well as user self-provisioning and custom claims for populating user data.