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Posted: 05 Apr 2017

Wow, I can't believe it's that time of year already. I’ve just arrived here in Las Vegas for ISC West and the excitement is palpable — there's a buzz around the show that I have not experienced in a while. It's such a great time to be involved in the security market. It is changing at an incredibly rapid pace, and I can't wait to see some of the latest innovations. Here at HID Global, we are...

Posted: 03 Apr 2017

Mobile IDs that are securely provisioned to smartphones, tablets and other devices will be used alongside traditional physical ID cards for the foreseeable future, and the two forms of ID will work together to protect citizen privacy. Acting as an extension of authentic, government-issued credentials, mobile IDs can also provide new ways to control private information and combat identity theft...

Posted: 06 Mar 2017

This comes as no surprise, but the world is mobile. The ubiquity of mobile smart devices has changed the way we live, work and play. And although you may not be aware, everyone one of us has a mobile identity. Just to name a few examples, we’re able to present our mobile smart devices for a variety of reasons that range from showing proof of automobile insurance to mobile ticketing for...

Posted: 08 Feb 2017

RSA 2017 is going to be here before you know it.  RSA runs February 13-17 in beautiful San Francisco at the Moscone Center.  This year’s theme is Power of Opportunity, and the keynotes and agenda are focused heavily on the threats we all face in technology as well as how to best...

Posted: 01 Feb 2017

Last month, we released our HID PIV solution, which provides complete identity lifecycle management--from identity proofing plus secure credential issuance and use, to deprovisioning of credentials.  The PIV, ...

Posted: 24 Jan 2017

Last month, you may have read about all of the exciting advancements we’ve made in innovative technologies in 2016, including the introduction of our mobileID platform, HID goID™. As we head into 2017, this momentum is continuing with some interesting trends. Specifically, we are seeing great interest in adopting mobile IDs as an...

Posted: 09 Jan 2017

One of the promises of the internet of things (IoT,)  is to enable devices, the cloud and mobile applications to connect within the enterprise systems.  IoT is now used to bring disparate enterprise systems online to exchange data in a seamless manner. However, the inherent issue...

Posted: 10 Jan 2017

It is estimated that more than 90 percent of photo ID card inspections are undertaken visually and in the field.  In fact, visual inspections are often the first and primary form of document investigation and validation.  Any decisions to use a secondary inspection criteria are often based on the outcome of the visual inspection.  For this reason, good badge design and the...

Posted: 06 Jan 2017

I’ve had the fortune of participating in events where the discussion turned towards the convergence between physical and IT security.  This isn’t a new topic by any means, but it seems like market forces and technology trends might be working to pull these groups together.

I was recently on a panel discussion hosted...

Posted: 21 Dec 2016

A deeper look at today’s technological advancements shows a promising picture of a more connected workplace. The core challenge is managing the identity of an individual as they enter into and move through the building. Form factors can range from smart cards, to mobile phones, to wearables. Contactless technologies such as Ultra High Frequency (UHF) to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) are used to...

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