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Cybersecurity Company, OneSpan, Launches Cloud-Connected Devices

Cybersecurity company, OneSpan, has launched Digipass CX, a range of cloud-connected devices. These new devices provide a solution that eliminates the need for one-time passwords (OTPs) to fight phishing attacks and improve security.

These new devices, offer secure remote updates to independent hardware. This cloud-enabled approach could be critical in a threat environment where enterprises must respond quickly to ever-more sophisticated attacks.

The devices allow users to, include fingerprint biometrics, to ensure the integrity of authentication in high-value transactions and agreements. These also allow a user to select from multiple authentication protocols – including industry standard FIDO2 and OATH. This cloud-connected device brings a higher level of assurance to the ever-growing problem of identity and credential theft.

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Automated Fingerprint ID Market to grow


Recent  market research released by Marketsandmarkets, concerning Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems and authentication. The report states that the marketbetween is expected to grow by worth $ 10.49 Billion USD next year that is an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 21.0%


The Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) is a biometric identification (ID) methodology that uses digital imaging technology to obtain, store, and analyze fingerprint data. The AFIS was originally used by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in criminal cases.


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3- Factor authentication solution

Secure Online-Banking with Flickercode and Fingerprint

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In Germany more than 35 million bank accounts are accessible online and almost 1.7 billion online transfers are performed a year.

However anyone wanting to perform an Internet transfer has to have a password and transaction authorization number (TAN) – which is not only complicated but also not entirely secure since hackers are able to generate fake Internet pages. Siemens, in collaboration with a partner, has now developed a check card-sized Internet ID card which uses new technology:

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Wacom Recruits Jeff Mandell Executive Vice President

Wacom makes move to become a global  Branded Business

Jeff Mandell, a global executive with extensive experience in computer peripherals, consumer electronics, mobility and software & services, recently joined Wacom’s executive team as EVP Branded Business. Wacom, the world leader in the interactive pen tablet market and global pen technology leader for smartphones, tablets and notebooks, recently reorganised into strategic business units and is strengthening its top-leadership team. In this newly created role Jeff Mandell will run all aspects of the branded business, which includes the Creative and Consumer Business Units. He will directly report to Wacom’s CEO, Masahiko Yamada, and oversee a global team of over 225 professionals across Americas, EMEA, Japan, Asia-Pacific and China that generates ~$400 million in sales.

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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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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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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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The healthcare sector will spend approximately $88.9 billion worldwide on information technology and communications products

An increase of 3.2 percent compared to last year. While IT spending is on the rise, upfront and operational costs are keeping healthcare providersfrom implementing electronic medical records (EMR). These findings come from the 2nd Annual Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities survey released by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

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Smart Machines Require Ethical Programming

CIOs Must Act Now to Ensure artificial intelligenceSmart Machines Behave Ethically

CIOs must start considering how to develop ethical programming for smart machines, (artificial intelligence) according to Gartner.

Realising the potential of smart machines, and ensuring successful outcomes for the businesses that rely on them will depend on how trusted these machines are and how well they maintain that trust. CIOs must be able to monitor smart machine technology for unintended consequences of public use and respond immediately, embracing unforeseen positive outcomes and countering undesirable ones.

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Biometric passport for the Republic of Ivory Coast.

The new passport is the most advanced in the African continent and one of the most advanced in the world

The first new biometric passport was presented on July 30th, at an official ceremony in the Hotel Ivoire, in Abidjan, and was handed to the Chairman of the Economic and Social Council.

Zetes also officially opened its first local office in Africa (“Zetes Côte d’Ivoire or Zetes CI), initially employing 25 staff.

As planned, the personalization site was operational just 4 months after the contract was signed. 

Zetes CI estimates it will produce around two hundred thousand passports per year (5 years validity period) for the entire population of about 18 million. The project will have a duration of 15 years and should generate, over this period, a revenue of more than 60 million euros for Zetes CI.

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Southern Water in UK Selects New Rugged Tablet for field service teams

Taiwanese producer has signed a deal to supply Southern Water In the United kingdom with Getac’s 380 F110 Windows 8 fully rugged tablets for field service use.

The devices will be a critical component of Southern Water’s Work and Asset Management and Management Information (WAMMI) initiative, designed to streamline operations out in the field and improve service for customers.

Southern Water selected these devices following feedback from field service operatives who rated the F110 tablet as superior to their existing hardware. Southern Water impressed by the ability to deliver a fully rugged device at a cost-effective price. The devices are expected to be in operation by the end of June.

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SecureStix Secure USB Stick

SecureStix™ “SecureStix…the Secure replacement for USB Flash Drives” 

What Is SecureStix™? 

•         Simply put, SecureStix™ is a unique type of USB Flash Drive (also known as a USB Stick, USB Key, Memory Stick etc), designed to protect your most private, highly confidential and secret information.

•         Packaged into a compact fold-up device, the SecureStix™ devices boast all the security of the most highly protected computers with the added benefit of being portable. 

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