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How should the security industry promote diversity?

Diversity in a company’s workforce is arguably more important now than ever. Societal awareness of the importance of diversity has grown, and many people see diversity as an important factor that reflects positively (or negatively) on a company’s culture and image in the marketplace. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What should the security industry do to promote workplace diversity?

PSIA approves the Secure Credential Interoperability (SCI) 1.0 specification

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) announces it has approved the Secure Credential Interoperability (SCI) 1.0 specification. The PSIA has been working with a broad group of industry pioneers in the access control industry to come up with this specification, which is likely to have a significant influence on the future of secure mobile credentials. Mohammad Soleimani, the Chief Technology Officer of Kastle Systems and the Chairman of the SCI Work Group, introduced this concep...

HID Global announces LinTRAK XS, its smallest, high-performance RFID UHF tag for textile identification and tracking applications

HID Global, the pioneer in trusted identity and RFID tracking solutions announced the release of LinTRAK XS, its extra small RFID UHF RAIN transponders designed for discreet insertion into small textile items. HID Global is a pioneer in trusted identity and RFID tracking solutions. The company has extended its LinTRAK ultra-high frequency (UHF) radiofrequency identification (RFID) tags for linen management to include an extra small form factor option, ideal for discreet attachment onto small te...

HID Global offers its European customers PKI-as-a-Service with full local data residency

Increasingly European enterprises must comply with regulations for establishing local residency of data and security infrastructure. HID Global now delivers its Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) as a Service (PKIaaS) with high availability and redundancy via a hybrid of data centres and cloud regions operated within the EU, enabling what it expects to be a growing number of European customers to simplify regulatory compliance. HID Global’s PKIaaS WHO: HID Global, whose cloud-based HID PKIa...

SABRE module is first mobile and management upgrade for HID multiCLASS® readers to be OSDP verified

Safetrust, a pioneer in secure credential solutions announced that the Safetrust SABRE Module™ has been Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) verified by the Security Industry Association (SIA), an approved global standard by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). OSDP is an access control communications standard to improve interoperability among access control and security products. SIA OSDP Verified™ is a comprehensive testing program that v...

What are the security trends in energy and utilities?

Many of the threats facing the energy and utility sector are related to cybersecurity, as recent incidents have confirmed. Another problem is that operating systems for utilities tend to be outdated, which presents extra challenges in a connected world. There are also physical security demands, not to mention regulatory and social issues. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the security trends in energy and utilities?

HID Global hails the renewed promise of mobile access

It’s been almost exactly a decade since HID Global launched the world's first university pilot of smartphones carrying secure mobile IDs. A lot has changed in the following 10 years. Today’s technology has matured, advanced, and proliferated across a variety of high-value use cases. To catch up on the latest developments in mobile access, we contacted Luc Merredew, Product Marketing Director, Physical Access Control, at HID Global.   Q: What has changed since the first pilo...

HID Global simplifies lifecycle management of digital certificates for mobile devices

HID Global, a pioneer in trusted identity solutions, announces that users of its cloud-based PKIaaS offering can now automate the lifecycle management of digital certificates used with devices managed via the Microsoft Intune mobile device and application management service. The HID solution eliminates the need for human intervention when issuing and renewing certificates that enable employees to use their mobile devices to easily access their organisation’s resources through Wi-Fi networ...

Which technologies are transforming airport security?

Air travel is returning to pre-pandemic levels. COVID and its aftermath have added new compliance and operational concerns for airport security, and social and political volatility around the world emphasises the need for constant vigilance. A range of new technologies are enhancing airport security, not to mention providing new tools to simplify processes throughout the airport. We asked our Expert Panel Roundtable: Which technologies are transforming airport security? 

HID Global’s PKI-as-a-Service (PKIaaS) platform simplifies certificate automation with support for Microsoft autoenrollment protocol

Automating the issuance of all enterprise public or private trusted digital certificates through a single platform reduces the risk of certificate mismanagement and associated outages. HID Global, a pioneer in trusted identity solutions, has simplified certificate automation for any Microsoft Active Directory-managed network devices with its PKI-as-a-Service (PKIaaS) platform. Customers can seamlessly issue, renew, replace or revoke certificates automatically with Microsoft Autoenrollment now...

HID Global announces that their Crescendo smart card family supports iCLASS credential technology

HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announces that its HID Crescendo® smart card family now supports HID® iCLASS® credential technology. The cards enable users to seamlessly unlock doors, data and their computers via a single high-assurance authenticator that supports an organisation’s zero trust security strategy. HID Global is a pioneer in seamless, converged physical and cyber workplace access. It has now extended the benefits of its HID Crescendo cards as...

What are the new developments in facial recognition?

Facial recognition is a mature technology that continues to change and evolve. New innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI) are expanding facial recognition capabilities, even as privacy concerns, though often misguided, undermine wider acceptance in the market. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the new developments in facial recognition?

How soon will access control cards become extinct and why?

Since the advent of the physical security industry, access control has been synonymous with physical cards, whether 125 kHz ‘prox’ cards or the newer smart card alternatives. However, other credentials have also come on the scene, including biometrics and even smart phones. Some of these choices have distinct cost and security advantages over physical cards. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How soon will the access control card become extinct and why? 

HID Global enhances mobile ticketing for public transportation with the first Calypso-certified Software Development Kit for NFC-enabled devices

HID Global, a globally renowned company in trusted identity solutions, has announced that it is the world’s first ticketing solution provider with a software development kit (SDK) that is fully certified and compliant to Calypso HCE standards, for secure and convenient mobile ticketing on smartphones. SDK certified to Calypso standards The certification specifies how to protect ticket data stored in the mobile device’s wallet, helping transport operators to effectively fight fraud,...

SIA recognises Gabrielle Shea as the 2021 recipient of the Industry Advocate Award

The Security Industry Association (SIA) names Gabrielle Shea – Public Policy Manager, government relations and public policy at NEC Corporation of America – as the 2021 recipient of the SIA Industry Advocate Award, which recognises leadership in public policy. Shea will be presented with the award on September 21 at Part 3 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual public policy and government security technology conference. The SIA Industry Advocate Award – formerly the SI...

How can the security industry provide affordable and cost-effective solutions?

Cost is a reality to be managed. No matter how powerful or desirable a technology may be to a customer, the sale often comes down to the basic question: Can I afford it? And affordability extends not just to the purchase price, but to the cost of technology over its lifespan. In addition to advances in technology capabilities, the security industry has also achieved inroads to make its offerings more worth the cost. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the physical securi...

Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) – what you need to know about modern and future proof access control security?

Access control and management of trusted identities are the building blocks of security, safety, and site management policies for many businesses and organisations. The current pandemic has compounded this with the introduction of new policies and regulations, particularly around social distancing and contact tracing. Most organisations will have some form of legacy access control in place, ranging from the most simplistic options, such as locks and keys, to technology-based systems. The issue...

HID Global extends its HID IdenTrust Certificate Authority (CA) offering to include Timestamping-as-a-Service

HID Global, a worldwide pioneer in trusted identity solutions launched an enterprise-grade service that enables users to verify the date and time of their electronically or digitally signed documents, code, and other files. The service embeds an irrefutable date and time thereby binding the signer’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) digital certificate to the date and time of their signature. IETF standards HID Global has met the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards RFC 3161 r...

HID Global acquires Omni-ID to expand business and presence in India and China

HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announces that it has acquired Omni-ID, a manufacturer of RFID tags and industrial IoT hardware devices for passive and active tagging, tracking, monitoring, and alerting applications. The acquisition extends HID’s market leadership in RFID technology and strengthens its presence in India and China. “I am very pleased to welcome Omni-ID into the ASSA ABLOY Group and HID,” said Björn Lidefelt, EVP and Head of HID Global...

HID Global announces HID Signo readers, Aero and Mercury controllers are the industry’s first SIA OSDP verified access control products

HID Global, a worldwide renowned company in trusted identity solutions, has announced that a selection of its reader and controller offerings have been tested and verified to meet the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) communications standard for access control security and interoperability. HID Global is the first manufacturer to have completed testing in the OSDP Verified Certification for Access Control Units (ACUs). The HID Aero and HID Mercur...

Which security markets are embracing touchless and contactless systems?

The idea of touchless systems has gained new levels of prominence during the last year, driven by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Contactless systems have been part of the industry’s toolbox for decades, while technologies like facial and iris recognition are finding new uses every day. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Which security markets are embracing touchless, contactless systems and why? 

HID Global expands RFID tag family with HID SlimFlex Ultra technical label and HID Seal Tag edTamper Aura RFID tags

HID Global, a globally renowned company in trusted identity solutions, has announced two new additions to its broad family of RFID asset-tracking tags. The HID SlimFlex Ultra technical label is optimised for the strongest durability compared to other labels, and the HID Seal Tag edTamper Aura is designed to securely track and trace highly sensitive materials and digitally detects unauthorised access to sealed containers like boxes or crates. “We continue to solve customer challenges acros...

HID Global expands physical access control credential choice with MIFARE DESFire product-based credential

Users of secure credential technologies increasingly want more choices so they can meet the specific needs of a growing variety of applications. Continuing its commitment to providing these options, HID Global, the provider of trusted identity solutions, announces the most feature-rich implementation of the latest MIFARE DESFire EV3 credential. Identifying data protection “Our credential based on NXP MIFARE DESFire EV3 delivers this technology’s full range of advanced security and...

HID Global earns level 1 presentation attack detection (PAD) designation for TouchChipTM capacitive biometric fingerprint sensors

HID Global, trusted identity solutions announced the TouchChip TC series of capacitive fingerprint sensors have been awarded Level 1 certification by independent third-party testing house iBeta Quality Assurance. This conformance – conducted per ISO/IEC 30107-3 – affirms the HID Global biometric device functions to the highest standards, achieving 0% penetration during repeated test spoof attempts.  Level 1 ISO PAD designation “We design our identity verification soluti...

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What are the challenges and benefits of mobile access control?

There is a broad appeal to the idea of using a smartphone or wearable device as a credential for physical access control systems. Smartphones already perform a range of tasks that extend beyond making a phone call. Shouldn’t opening the door at a workplace be among them? It’s a simple idea, but there are obstacles for the industry to get there from here. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the challenges and benefits of mobile access control solutions? 

HID Global launches Signo biometric reader 25B to capture and read fingerprints in real-world applications

HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announces its HID® Signo™ biometric reader 25B that is designed to capture and read fingerprints in real-world applications and conditions. The reader is the latest addition to the company’s signature line of HID Signo readers and adds an API for integration with access control software solutions from HID partners. This enables a single point of biometric template enrolment through an access control system, these templates ca...

HID Global’s PKI-as-a-Service Platform supports certificate automation with ACME Protocol

HID Global, a globally renowned company in trusted identity solutions, has announced that its Public Key Infrastructure-as-a-service (PKIaaS) platform now supports the widely adopted Automated Certificate Management Environment (ACME) protocol. ACME protocol The industry-standard ACME protocol is purpose built to bring single-command simplicity to the previously manual job of managing digital certificates for creating secure web connections. HID Global was an early supporter of the ACME Inter...

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Avolon selects HID mobile access® to upgrade headquarter security

Founded in 2010, Avolon is the third-largest aircraft leasing company in the world with 824 aircraft and 145 customers in 62 countries. Its new global headquarters in Dublin is comprised of 6,967 sq m (75,000 sq ft) of secure office space across six floors that houses its IT, catering, legal, and communications departments. Need for a centralised monitoring solution Avolon’s new premises in the upmarket Ballsbridge area of Dublin provided an opportunity for the company to rethink its app...

The Very Group, a global retail powerhouse, deploys Genetec security solutions to safeguard its new, purpose-built facility

The Very Group is the UK’s largest integrated digital retailer and financial services provider. It offers 1,900 brands to its four million customers globally. Due to the company’s growth, they built a new state-of-the-art fulfilment centre, close to one million square feet in size, in order to centralise operations and drive efficiency. Purpose-built and automated facility The Very Group has historically operated from three fulfilment centres, located in the north of England. Due t...

HID Global enhances campus safety at Vanderbilt University by offering HID Mobile Access on iPhone & Apple Watch

Embracing the benefits of touchless access using smartphones, Vanderbilt University expanded its investment into campus safety and security, by leveraging HID Mobile Access to deploy campus IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch via Apple Wallet. The enhancement builds upon the university’s initial investment in mobile-enabled technologies from HID Global. These technologies capitalised on the ubiquitous nature of smartphones and mobile devices among students, 90 percent of whom reside on campus t...