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Money20/20 Europe: 350,000 Belgians Now Using Mobile ID Program

Money20/20 Europe: 350,000 Belgians Now Using Mobile ID Program

“…Itsme is designed to let citizens sign up with biometric registration, and to then connect with government services online for things like tax payments and accessing pension subsidies, perform online banking, and access services from their MNOs.” Gemalto is taking the opportunity of this week’s Money20/20 Europe event to celebrate its success with a mobile…

BIOMIG Airport Screening Offers Speed, Convenience, and Security in Colombia

BIOMIG Airport Screening Offers Speed, Convenience, and Security in Colombia

Gemalto is providing further details on its BIOMIG project in Colombia. Commissioned by Migración Colombia, the initiative is being led by Gemalto and its local partner Incomelec SAS, with a technological assist from CMITech. The project revolves around iris recognition, with Colombian citizens aged 12 and up able to enroll their biometrics at any of the…

FPC Sensor Used in Middle East Biometric Payment Card Project

FPC Sensor Used in Middle East Biometric Payment Card Project

A Fingerprint Cards sensor is being used in a new Visa-led pilot of biometric payment card technology. In a statement, the company announced that it’s the provider of a touch sensor for “the recently announced battery-less dual interface (chip- and contactless-enabled) biometric payment card pilot with Visa,” adding that the card technology being used in…

Gemalto’s Biometric Visa Gets Middle East Distributor

Gemalto’s Biometric Visa Gets Middle East Distributor

“…using fingerprint technology to authenticate a person for payments will provide cardholders a faster, easier and more secure payment process compared to the traditional use of PINs.” – Maher Mikati, CEO, Areeba, Areeba, a Lebanon-based FinTech solutions provider, will offer Gemalto‘s biometric Visa card to its client in the Middle East. It’s the latest sign of…

Data Breaches Down, Data Losses Way Up in BLI Update

Data Breaches Down, Data Losses Way Up in BLI Update

Gemalto has released the latest findings from its Breach Level Index, illustrating new trends that emerged with the conclusion of 2017. The good news is that the number of data breach incidents went down by 11 percent compared to 2016. The bad news is that more data was compromised: Gemalto says last year saw the theft…

Zwipe Tech to Feature in Multiple Gemalto Trials of Biometric Payment Cards

Zwipe Tech to Feature in Multiple Gemalto Trials of Biometric Payment Cards

“The company also emphasized that the Bank of Cyprus project is just one of “multiple upcoming pilots in 2018″ for Gemalto’s solution – which is of course good news for Zwipe.” Zwipe technology is going to lend a helping hand in Gemalto‘s biometric payment card pilot project with the Bank of Cyprus and other such…

Gemalto to Launch Biometric Dual Interface Payment Cards for Bank of Cyprus

Gemalto to Launch Biometric Dual Interface Payment Cards for Bank of Cyprus

Gemalto is going to provide biometric payment cards for the Bank of Cyprus, the company has announced. The payment cards will feature embedded fingerprint sensors, and will support chip-based and contactless payments. Bank of Cyprus customers will be able to enroll their biometrics for their new payment cards at bank branches, and will thereafter be…

Thales Has Made a Deal to Acquire Gemalto

Thales Has Made a Deal to Acquire Gemalto

French industrial engineering company Thales has made a deal to acquire Gemalto. The deal arrived as Gemalto’s management was facing down a hostile acquisition attempt from Atos, which had offered EUR 46 for any issued and outstanding shares in the company, a price that Gemalto said significantly undervalued the company. Thales has offered EUR 51…

INTERVIEW: Daniel Asraf, SVP Biometrics Business Line, Gemalto

INTERVIEW: Daniel Asraf, SVP Biometrics Business Line, Gemalto

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Daniel Asraf, Senior Vice President Biometrics Business Line, Gemalto. The conversation begins with talk of how Gemalto’s 2017 acquisition of 3M’s identity business has affected the company, before going on to detail the vertical markets it’s pursuing. O’Neill and Asraf then discuss the rise of multimodality and Gemalto’s biometric product lineup,…

New Academic Partnership Could Help Gemalto to Strengthen Government Ties

New Academic Partnership Could Help Gemalto to Strengthen Government Ties

Gemalto has entered into an official partnership with the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Identity (UTCID). The academic institution was first established in 2010 with a mandate to publicize best practices, assess future threats, and offer other educational assistance to the public concerning identity management and security. Now, Gemalto says it will work…

Gemalto Upgrades Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System

Gemalto Upgrades Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System

Gemalto has upgraded CABIS, the Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System, bringing it to version seven, the company has announced. First developed by 3M Cogent, CABIS is offered to law enforcement and other government agencies to enable identity searches based on biometric information. In a statement announcing it latest upgrade, Gemalto asserted that it now offers…

Gemalto is Getting a New Chief Financial Officer

Gemalto is Getting a New Chief Financial Officer

Gemalto is getting a new Chief Financial Officer. The company has announced that Virginie Duperat-Vergne will take the company’s fiscal reigns at the start of next year. Duperat-Vergne replaces Jacques Tierny, who has been with the company for a decade, and will undergo an introduction and transition process under his guidance beginning October 16th. Tierny’s role…

Encryption Down, Data Breaches Way Up in Latest Breach Level Index Update

Encryption Down, Data Breaches Way Up in Latest Breach Level Index Update

The first half of this year saw 1.9 billion data records compromised across 918 breaches, according to the latest update to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index. Compared to the last half of 2016, that’s a 164 percent increase. And it points to a disturbing upwards trend, given that 2016 as a whole saw a data breach…

Gemalto Predicts Rise of Mobile Passports, Acceleration of Smart Screening at Airports

Gemalto Predicts Rise of Mobile Passports, Acceleration of Smart Screening at Airports

Gemalto‘s ePassport technologies are now being used in more than 30 countries, the company has announced. While Gemalto’s most recent ePassport project was announced for East Timor in June, in a statement announcing the breadth of the ePassport solutions’ reach, Gemalto Government Business Unit ID Document Solutions SVP Youzec Kurp highlighted “landmark projects in Algeria,…

Gemalto Offers Further Details on French Biometric Airport Deployments

Gemalto Offers Further Details on French Biometric Airport Deployments

Gemalto is offering further details on its biometric passenger screening projects at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports as they start to get underway. The company first announced it had been selected to implement the technology last autumn. The work is getting underway this year, and Gemalto has revealed that it is deploying 87 automated…

Gemalto Bringing Highly Secure Driver Licences to Atlantic Canada

Gemalto Bringing Highly Secure Driver Licences to Atlantic Canada

Gemalto has been contracted to provide new, highly secure driver licenses for the Atlantic provinces of Canada. New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island will all benefit from polycarbonate licenses, issued centrally by Gemalto. Gemalto will also take charge of enrollment, introducing a new process that will incorporate digital signatures and…

Gemalto, Veridos to Provide eID Cards to Fight Fraud in Macau

Gemalto, Veridos to Provide eID Cards to Fight Fraud in Macau

Gemalto and Veridos have been contracted to provide contactless eID cards to the Macau government. The agreement will see Gemalto provide the physical cards, while Veridos will bring operating system software to the table. The cards will come with enhanced security features such as special design components that can only been under UV light. In…

Gemalto Finalizes Acquisition of 3M Cogent

Gemalto Finalizes Acquisition of 3M Cogent

Gemalto has completed its acquisition of 3M’s identity management business, which includes 3M Cogent—a fully owned subsidiary specializing in biometrics for law enforcement, border control, and civil ID. The deal was first announced toward the end of last year. At the time of the initial announcement in December 2016, the acquisition was valued around $850 million. In…

2016 Saw 1.4 Billion Records Compromised in Hack Attacks: Gemalto

2016 Saw 1.4 Billion Records Compromised in Hack Attacks: Gemalto

One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two data breaches compromised nearly 1.4 billion records last year, according to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index. The publication is the product of a global database of publicly disclosed breaches. According to its data, last year’s stats reflect an 86 percent increase in data breaches compared to 2015, with some of…

Gemalto and IER Fly Into Biometric Airport Screening Market

Gemalto and IER Fly Into Biometric Airport Screening Market

Gemalto and airport and railway terminal maker IER have announced a new self-service solution for passenger processing. Called Gemalto and IER Fly to Gate, it’s a hardware and software package designed for adaptable deployments to airports. The solution supports self-service kiosk and mobile check-in options, as well as document verification and multimodal biometric scanning including…

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