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Marquis ID Systems acquired by Gemalto

Gemalto a digital security company, have acquired all of the outstanding shares of Marquis ID Systems (MIDS), a primary provider of e-ID systems in the United States.

With nearly 14 years servicing and supporting Drivers License and Identification the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators ( AAMVA) standards, MIDS specialises in secure personalised enrollment and issuance systems to meet the requirements of each state. The combination of Gemalto and MIDS promises to bring to its customers the most innovative identity solutions and the ability to implement large scale card programs with the highest levels of service.

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Stroz Friedberg Opens a Zurich Office, and names two Managing Directors

Ivo Hoppler and Nico Van der Beken who are tasked with spearheading growth in Switzerland

Stroz Friedberg, an investigations, intelligence and risk management company, have announced it has opened an office in Zurich, Switzerland, expanding its presence and operations in Europe.

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Ivo Hoppler and Nico Van der Beken have joined as Managing Directors to lead the Swiss business. Mr. Hoppler and Mr. Van der Beken are both former senior executives with Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Buy lunch pay with your hand in Sweden (video)

Paying for a coffee or lunch by simply scanning your palm still sounds like science fiction to most of us. However, an engineering student at Lund University in Sweden has made it happen - making his the first known company in the world to install the vein scanning technique in stores and coffee shops.

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WATCH: Pay with your hand in Lund, Sweden

Fredrik Leifland got the idea for his start-up two years ago when he was standing in line at the supermarket. Growing impatient, he knew there had to be an easier and quicker way than using credit cards, and together with a group of classmates at Lund University he soon discovered biometric solutions. While vein scanning technology already existed, there was no system for actually using it as a form of payment.

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Securing the Cloud Against Identity Theft

Consumers and organizations alike have made the cloud wildly successful, as the convenience of remotely accessing data and applications gains wide popularity. The rapid uptick of cloud users brings with it the critical need to authenticate the users accessing cloud services for security and compliance purposes. The threat is real: fraud is big business and unscrupulous individuals persist in their efforts to steal users’ identities. Such assaults, according to the 2013 Identity Fraud Report by Javelin Strategy & Research, cost $21 billion.

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SDW 2014 in its eighth year

SDW 2014 is in its eighth year and has cemented its position as the leading annual conference and exhibition in the security document, advanced border control, identity and document anti-counterfeiting industry.

Back in 2007, approximately 500 visitors attended our show. This successful start prompted more than 850 attendees at our event in 2008. For 2009 we achieved just over 1,000 visitors, and since then more than 1200 visitors have attended, rising beyond 1500 in 2013, placing it as the top show in this fast-moving business. 

Designed by the editors of the critically acclaimed Security Document World news and information portal, our conference programme is always packed with an international line-up of quality speakers who will deliver an imaginative programme on issues that are of real consequence.

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