Access control | Homeland Security Newswire

  • Growing opposition to fingerprinting foreign visitors to U.S.

    Legislators support airline industry’s contention that forcing them to fingerprint foreign visitors to the United States would ruin them financially; airlines say that fingerprinting 33 million visitors a year would cost $12 billion over 10 years

  • Identica Holdings Corporation

    Identica champions one of the newest biometric technologies: Vascular pattern recognition, also referred to as vein pattern authentication; the technology offers several advantages over current biometric measures

  • TSA issues TWIC card readers standards

    The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) aims to register about 1.2 million employees in U.S. ports and those who have regular access to these ports; the agency issues standard for readers which will read the information off TWIC cards

  • Delta's passengers can pay for faster security check

    Delta will offer its passengers the option of paying $128 a year for speedier security lines; Delta has hired Verified Identity Pass to enroll passengers in Registered Traveler and operate the lines

  • An HSDW conversation with John Stroia, vice president, Government Security and Monitoring Solutions, Diebold

    Diebold has been adding “layers of protection” to its customers since 1859; Diebold provides one-stop shopping for technology-based electronic systems, software, and services, and the company is active in all four major security markets: financial; commercial (retail); enterprise (large corporations); and government

  • NTT shows commercial RedTaction security system

    NTT shows Firmo, a Human Area Network (HAN)-based system which uses the surface of the human body for communication; the Firmo Kit is used as an alternative to short-range wireless security card entrance/exit systems

  • National ID projects drive Asian biometrics market growth

    National ID and e-passport programs drive growth of biometric market in Asia; fingerprinting remains the preferred biometric technology

  • U.K. government developing London Olympics ID card

    The U.K. will host the 2012 Summer Olympic games, and the government is in the process of developing what it describes as a “pretty inclusive and far-reaching” Olympics accreditation card

  • Siemens to offer fingerprint Internet ID

    To cut down on hacking of bank accounts, Siemens will introduce an Internet ID which scans the user’s fingerprints before allowing him or her access to the bank account

  • NIST: On-card fingerprint match is secure, speedy

    HSPD 12 mandates that by this fall most federal employees and contractors will be using federally approved PIV cards to authenticate their identity when seeking entrance to federal facilities; NIST tests two alternative authentication methods (we like the “match-on-card” approach)

  • CoreStreet's new access control technology making news

    CoreStreet’s Card-Connected technology creates a system of stand-alone electronic locks and physical access control systems which communicate by reading and writing digitally signed data (privileges and logs) to and from smart cards; card holders thus become an extension of the physical access network in which cards, rather than of wires, carry information to and from the standalone locks

  • "Fingerprints are forever": Battle over using biometrics in school continues

    Arizona has been a battleground for the use of biometric technology in schools; citing the threat of identity theft, senators pass measure requiring parental consent before any biometric information is collected from children; “Fingerprints are forever,” says sponsoring senator

  • Uniloc offers StrongPoint to protect critical infrastructure

    U.S. critical infrastructure is controlled by Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) networks; in the innocent pre-9/11 years, emphasis had been placed on performance, reliability, and safety, leaving these networks prone to attack; Uniloc shows physical device “fingerprint”-based solution to make SCADA networks more secure

  • Heathrow's Terminal 5 will open in two weeks

    The new, beautiful terminal — it also has an impressive view of the airport and its surroundings — will open on 14 March, and begin operations on 27 March; the mixing — and fingerprinting — of both international and domestic travelers; transfers to other airlines; and tight security checks pose problems

  • Nursery installs fingerprint scanner at door

    Fingerprinting students in school is controversial, and many parents object to it; less controversial is installing fingerprint scanners at nurseries’ doors, to make sure that only parents and authorized personnel are allowed in