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.
GlobalPlatform, the association which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, has announced its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2016. Five Board seats were open in the election, which resulted in each of the following elected individuals being appointed to serve a two year term:
- Marc Kekicheff, Senior Director of Chip Innovation at Visa Inc. Marc retains his position as GlobalPlatform Chairman for the sixth consecutive year.
- Nils Gerhardt, Group Vice President with a global product responsibility for financial institutions at Giesecke & Devrient. Nils joins the Board as GlobalPlatform’s new Vice Chair.
- Yves Moulart, Director of Development and Innovation within ST Microelectronic’s Secure MCUs Division, Integrated Secure Solutions. Yves retains his role as GlobalPlatform’s Secretary / Treasurer.
- Rob Coombs, Security Marketing Director, Systems & Software, ARM (re-elected).
- Stéphanie El Rhomri, Vice President, Technology at FIME (newly elected).
- Rémi de Fouchier, Vice President, Marketing at Gemalto (re-elected).
- Sebastian Hans, Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle (re-elected).
Gemalto has been recognized by three market research analysts as the world's number one supplier of contactless and mobile solutions for public transportation. ABI Research, Juniper Research and IHS have all published independent reports that rank Gemalto as the global leader in this fast-growing sector. They scored the company highly for its market position, commitment to innovation, international presence and evident success in implementing a series of pioneering NFC applications for major public transportation networks.
Morpho (Safran), a leading company in digital ID and biometrics solutions, has been chosen by India’s leading telecom operator Airtel to become its key partner in an electronic know your customer (eKYC) program in Uttar Pradesh. Through digital on-boarding of subscribers, the proof of concept (POC) with Airtel will avoid fraud whilst at the same time implement a cost-effective, flexible and environmentally friendly solution.
Morpho (Safran) has finalized its acquisition of AirTag, a French startup specialized in innovative mobile payment solutions. This latest acquisition further reinforces Morpho's growth strategy in the digital security market. AirTag develops secure mobile transaction solutions for banks, payment networks and retail. The company developed AirPass, a "virtual bank card" solution using HCE (Host Card Emulation) technology and based on a proprietary Tokenization platform (involving a single-use payment token), now being deployed by major players in the e-payment sector. AirTag also offers retail customers an innovative e-wallet service called AirShop, providing payment, loyalty and other smartphone-based services.
Gemalto announced the availability of its SafeNet MobilePKI solution, designed to enable the particularly strong PKI-based authentication and security applications on any device, including those without a USB port or internal reader. SafeNet MobilePKI uses Bluetooth® Smart technology to enable mobile devices to communicate securely with PKI smartcards. As a result, organizations can more fully realize the benefits and opportunities afforded by their mobile applications, and at the same time consistently safeguard integrity and trust with their strong Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) environments.
The potential impact of an outage in the information systems of a hospital can be extreme. The loss of service or failure of a medical device due to remote hacking (e.g. via brute force and DoS attack) can be significant. Such cyber security incidents have greatly impacted health services delivery risking lives and limb of patients and exposing institutions and health care systems to reputation risk. Healthcare is moving up on the policy agenda and it is often treated by the EU Member States as a critical infrastructure.