HyprKey is unveiling its patent-pending HYPR-3 biometric mobile wallet app this week at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. HYPR-3 is an open protocol for biometric authentication.
Intercede announced the general availability of its “MyID CardChecker App for Apple iOS.” This app allows government agencies and enterprises to read and display electronic information from personal identity verification (PIV), PIV-I, commercial identity verification (CIV) or transportation worker identification credential (TWIC) smart cards on an iPhone or iPad. Leveraging mobile technology, Intercede has developed an affordable solution for corporations and government agencies to verify the identity of their employees, contractors and visitors anytime and anywhere. Intercede has developed a downloadable mobile app – available in the Apple app store – that allows iPhones and iPads equipped with a Tactivo Smart Card Reader from Precise Biometrics to read and display smart cards, including personal identification number (PIN) protected content.
SCM Microsystems and RMW Enterprises have provided 24,000 additional smart card readers for use by the Defense Finance & Accounting Service. One of the most advanced smart ID card programs in the U.S., the CAC smart card serves as the standard identification and physical access credential for military personnel. RMW Enterprises is a premier provider of smart card technology solutions to the Federal government in support of a broad range of security, e-commerce and information technology solutions. SCM Microsystems is a leading supplier of solutions that open the Digital World by enabling people to conveniently access digital content and services.
Stockholm-based Precise Biometrics AB announced that Datakey has signed a license
agreement for “BioMatch Pro” and “BioMatch C” technology. Datakey has integrated Precise
“Match-on-Card” fingerprint technology with Datakey client software and smart cards to enable strong protection and on-card validation of a user’s fingerprint biometric. Precise “Match-on-Card” replaces a user’s smart card PIN, serving as the secure method of authentication to activate the smart card and make use of the stored credentials (certificates and public/private keys, usernames/passwords, etc.).
According to information obtained from GSA, OMB, and other federal agencies, as of November, 18 federal agencies were planning, testing, operating, or completing a total of 62 smart card projects. Thirteen projects were in the planning stage, and 7 were being piloted. An additional 17 projects were listed as operational, and 13 had been completed. The status of the remaining 12 initiatives is not clear. The major DOD “CAC” smart card project is to be used to authenticate the identity of nearly 4 million military and civilian personnel and to improve security over on-line systems and transactions. The cards are being deployed in tandem with the roll-out of a department wide PKI. As of November, DOD had issued approximately 1.4 million “CACs” to military and civilian personnel and had purchased card readers and middleware for about 1 million of its computers. The Department of Transportation is also developing two large smart card pilot projects, which will be focused on controlling access to and improving security at the nation’s many transportation hubs as well as at federal facilities controlled by the department. One pilot aims to distribute smart cards to approximately 10,000 FAA employees and contractor personnel for access to the department’s facilities. Subsequent phases will be implemented across the agency to approximately 100,000 employees. In the second pilot, transportation worker identification cards will be issued to about 15 million transportation workers across the USA and is intended to improve physical and logical access to public transportation.
Litronic, Inc. and DataCard jointly debuted yesterday a new line of identification and authentication token-based security designed to help government agencies, corporations, banks and other large enterprises take full advantage of the cost efficiencies and service improvements available with modern electronic financial systems. The new token-based security solution features Litronic’s ‘ProFile Manager’, a smart card initialization management application, along with a digital photo ID system from DataCard, which has the ability to personalize individual smart cards.