ENISA proposes guidance to secure critical assets and data exchange for Intelligent Public Transport in Smart Cities. In smart cities, Intelligent Public Transport (IPT) rely on IoT and cyber-physical systems to retrieve, process, and exchange data. These technologies bring improvements in the service and the quality of life of citizens. But, with these emerging technologies, cyber threats have raised on Intelligent Public Transport. Recently, a transport system was disrupted for several days due to radio interference with telecommunication systems; failures of ICT central servers has led to the global outages of a metro system; smart tickets have been hacked for fraud. These threats have an impact on the business and potential consequences on the health and safety of citizens.
Morpho (Safran) announced it has been selected for the provision of additional biometric capability to Victoria Police, in Australia, allowing front line police to collect and check identity information quickly and accurately. Morpho will refresh the current fleet and increase the number of fingerprint and face capturing stations (LiveScans) up to 92 at Victoria’s police stations across metropolitan and remote locations. This one stop Kiosk will integrate Fingerprint, Palmprint and facial capture in one solution providing significant efficiency gains. Victoria Police’s facial recognition capability will almost quadruple in capacity. Under this contract, Victoria Police is increasing its fleet of fingerprinting capture equipment by an additional 20 stations for greater coverage across the state. This will raise the percentage of electronically captured prints in Victoria well above 90% providing real time identification.
On 25 November 2015, version 1.0 of the technical specifications for the eID interoperability architecture was published by the European Commission, along with a sample implementation. These technical specifications will provide further details on the technical requirements laid down in the eIDAS Regulation related Implementing act on Interoperability framework, adopted in September 2015.
Gemalto has won the Most Innovative LTE Application and Service Award for its Cinterion® Cat 1 LTE wireless module. The prestigious award program, hosted by Informa and LTE North America, honors the industry's most outstanding innovations improving the future of cellular networks throughout the region. The Gemalto solution was selected for enabling highly efficient connectivity over LTE networks for purpose designed Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions needing mid-tier speed while requiring the longevity and reliability of LTE.
Morpho (Safran), a global leader in identity and security solutions, announced the production of state-of-the-art smart card modules for Elo, a 100% Brazilian payment association set up by Banco do Brasil, Bradesco and CAIXA. Morpho created a specific smart card operating system for the Brazilian company, enabling every smart card to be used for banking applications as well as for shopping with credit and debit functions, accepted at more than 1.7 million establishments and point of sales.
Technical body EMVCo has released official figures which demonstrate that one in three of all card-present transactions undertaken globally between July 2014 and June 2015 used EMV® chip technology.
Europe Zone 1 is close to full market EMV chip deployment with 97% of all card-based payments using EMV technology. This is followed by Latin America at 87%, and Africa and the Middle East at 84% of payment transactions EMV chip-enabled.
Morpho announced the launch of SecureIdentity, a new digital identity service for British citizens and residents. The company is one of the new providers to support the expansion of online services offered through the UK government’s new GOV.UK Verify program. GOV.UK Verify is the new way to prove who you are online so that users can safely and securely access an increasing range of digital government services, such as viewing their driving licences or filing their taxes.
MorphoWave™ Tower, the market’s first biometric solution delivering secure, frictionless access control, received the top honor of its category in the “Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2015” competition. After being named “Best New Product” by the Security Industry Association (SIA), the contactless biometric innovation from Morpho was awarded “Access Control Product of the Year” by IFSEC International and FIREX International. The Judging Panel was composed of representatives from the security, academic and policing sectors. According to the organizers, this year’s edition of the Awards received a high number of quality entries.