Industry blog

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,...

Posted: 31 Oct 2016

Balancing between longevity and cost is at the heart of choosing a card material for your ID, badge or financial card printing solution. While design and technology are also concerns, the life expectancy of the card type you select for your next project plays a critical role in determining the long-term success of the project.

A card is only as effective as the material it is printed on...

Posted: 26 Oct 2016

Since the introduction of HID Trusted Tag Services, we have continued to promote the unique capabilities of adding trust to Internet of Things applications. And, I’m excited to say that we’ve launched the Tap Around the World program that combines charitable giving with HID Trusted Tag Services so travelers can prove they reached their destination…while donating to local causes at the same...

Posted: 25 Oct 2016

Secure mobile identity is becoming a reality for government-issued credentials. With smartphones in hand, individuals are already empowered to an unprecedented level, including gaining secure keyless access to automobiles, office buildings and hotel rooms. Going forward, citizens will have the option to conveniently use their smartphone as driver’s licenses or other identity-based documents....

Posted: 04 Oct 2016

Multiple industries are experiencing the surge of information on the Internet of Things. The constant news surrounding the IoT reminds me that it is changing not only our personal lives, but the IoT is also refining the way we work. Offices, hospitals, manufacturing facilities and college campuses are becoming smarter, making the workforce more mobile and connected than ever before. However,...

Posted: 26 Sep 2016

If you are currently active on social media or reading the industry news, you’ve perhaps heard about the emergence of mobile IDs, seen as a handy complement to someone’s physical ID.  This evolution should be of no surprise as smartphones have become pervasive, often being used for a myriad of applications ranging from email
to personal banking to paying for your coffee. Now, new...

Posted: 16 Sep 2016

People authenticate themselves numerous times a day, whether you realize it or not.  That’s especially true in the workplace.  You probably use a badge or smart card to get through the door.  When you get to your desk, you log-in to or unlock your system – and probably need to do some sort of log-in several more times to access the applications you need to do your job.

These steps,...

Posted: 15 Sep 2016

It was a another great year at ASIS,  where the HID Global team had the opportunity to gather valuable feedback from partners and end-user organizations from every key market.  As the show comes to close, there are five key takeaways from this year's event that I would like to share.  

Check out the clip from the final day on the...

Posted: 13 Sep 2016

At this week’s ASIS event in Orlando, HID Global is demonstrating how our trusted identity solutions support today’s on-the-go lifestyle through our mobility initiative launched earlier this year.  On the show floor, we are hearing from customers who are leveraging the power of mobile to give their end-users the freedom to use smartphones, wearables and smart cards  -- based on their...

Posted: 08 Sep 2016

How do we provide the best security for our students, faculty and staff yet still allow them to move freely throughout the campus? How do we bolster physical security without sacrificing easy access to campus facilities, resources and services? These are the questions that colleges and universities are routinely asking themselves around campus security. 

As real-world fraudulent ID card...

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