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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...

Posted: 20 Dec 2016

As I look back at 2016, I am pleased to say we’ve had several program successes and new product introductions that have advanced the security, technology and design of Government-to-citizen IDs. Below are just some of the areas where we’ve made significant strides forward this year.

1. We retained our position as the prime contractor and supplier of the United States Green Card, which...

Posted: 13 Dec 2016

The new generation of employees is increasingly mobile, collaborative and social. This new work style is often referred to as “distributed work”, combining independent workspace, social interaction and formal/ informal collaboration in the office space. Traditional workspaces have difficulty encouraging efficiency, creativity or the well-being of employees. Real estate planners, office/...

Posted: 15 Nov 2016

For over a year, HID Global has been laying out the future of secure identities in the form of mobile IDs.  I’m happy to say that future is now very close to becoming today’s reality.  Recently, I had the privilege of participating in a webinar hosted by Mark Lockie, the publishing director of Security Document World.  This panel was comprised of secure identity experts from industry,...

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