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New British £50 Banknote Coming in June

The Bank of England has announced that it will release a new polymer £50 banknote on 23 June 2021. Perhaps the most unique feature of...

Penetration Testing (Part 1)

Introduction With the Remote Workforce now an almost certain reality for the foreseeable future, businesses are scrambling as fast as they can to beef up...

Fingerprint Technique Detects Counterfeit Banknotes

Researchers at the University of Warwick, and their collaborator at Durham University, have developed a technique that identifies every banknote’s fingerprint, which is unique...

The Bank of Russia is planning a new banknote series

The Bank of Russia has approved a document that specifies necessary areas for cash circulation development, including cost reduction through technical infrastructure improvement, and the development of partnerships with banks...

Three Ways COVID-19 Could Revolutionize TSA Checkpoints

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a terrible crisis for the U.S. aviation security community. Thousands of airport and airline workers have lost their jobs....

New Algeria 2,000-dinar banknote

On 18 March 2021, the Bank of Algeria unveiled its new banknote worth 2000 Algerian dinars. The note contains images that Prime Minister Abdelaziz...

How to Share Cybersecurity Risk in Your Company

Introduction A year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, many people and businesses thought that by now things would be more or less back to normal....

Belarus to introduce biometric passports starting 1 September

Belarus will introduce biometric documents starting on 1 September 2021. The president's press service reported on Wednesday that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has signed...

The Importance of Cyber Resilience

What exactly Is cyber resilience? A technical definition of it is as follows: “Cyber resilience is the ability to prepare for, respond to and recover...

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Seizes Over 600 Counterfeit IDs

February was a banner month for U.S. Customs & Border Protection in Louisville, Kentucky. CBP officers there intercepted 676 counterfeit IDs, including fake ID...

The Evolution of Veridos’ New Lumen ID Echo Security Feature

Earlier this year, Veridos, a global leader in identity solutions, delivered the new state-of-the-art Macau Electronic ID which includes the company’s new Lumen ID...

Argentina Releases a New 10,000-Pesos Banknote

The Central Bank of the Argentine Republic (BCRA) put a new $10,000 banknote into circulation on May 7, 2024. Argentina’s ongoing high inflation necessitated...

The Menace of Deepfakes: Part 2

In a previous article, Cyber expert Ravi Das defined Deepfakes, the algorithms behind them, and the damage they can inflict on their victims. Here...

Bosnia & Herzegovina Banknotes to be Removed from Circulation

All Bosnia and Herzegovina banknotes dated before 2012 will cease to be legal tender effective January 1, 2025. After this date, the banknotes can...

The Menace of Deepfakes: Part 1

In the world today, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a big buzzword. Much of this has been brought up with the advent ChatGPT in...