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Asymmetric Cyber Warfare (Part 2)

Asymmetric Cyber Warfare, introduced in my previous article, poses an especially challenging threat to today’s businesses. Companies that have a well-established security policy in...

Ukraine Replaces Low-value Banknotes with Coins

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) recently stopped issuing four banknote denominations and is replacing them with coins. The four lowest-value bank note denominations...

Americans can return home on expired passports

U.S. citizens who are currently overseas and whose passports expired on or after 1 January 2020, can use their passports for to return home...

Estonia’s Next Generation e-Passport Booklet

HID Global has delivered a redesigned ePassport booklet and document issuance software to Estonia’s Police and Border Guard Board (PPA). The European country began issuing the...

Asymmetric Cyber Warfare (Part 1)

When one thinks of a Cyberattack taking place, many visions come to mind. Perhaps the most popular is that of an individual dressed in...

VeriFLY Health Passport Adds COVID Vaccine Status

Just as medical science has advanced quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic, so too has technology such as digital health passports—even as “safe traveler” requirements...

Louisiana adds COVID vaccine status to LA Wallet

As companies and governments around the world create and debate COVID-19 vaccine passports, the state of Louisiana has begun offering a novel and secure...

Invisible Personal Information (IPI)

Hidden variable data, including the holder's name or date of birth, or the document number. This data can be viewed with a special decoding...

Hybrid Banknotes: A Bridge Between Cash and Crypto

As central bank digital currencies (CBDC) become reality and the use of cryptocurrencies for payments becomes more mainstream, how will these new digital monies...

Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing

In the world of Cybersecurity today, there are plenty of tests and examinations to make sure that the lines of defense surrounding your business...

A Major Milestone for Nigeria’s National ID Card System

Nigeria’s National Identity Management System has reached a significant milestone: It is ready to start issuing multipurpose national ID cards through the self-service online...

Sometimes Nature Trumps Tradition in ID Document Design

While the world increasingly runs on technology, nature is making an unexpected appearance in some countries’ passports and other ID documents. Portraits of monarchs...

Suriname Adds SRD 200 and SRD 500 Denomination Banknotes

The Central Bank of Suriname has added two new denominations to the country’s family of banknotes. The new notes, SRD 200 and SRD 500,...

Zimbabwe Unveils a New Family of Banknotes: The “ZiG”

Effective April 8, 2024, Zimbabwe has a new family of banknotes nicknamed Zig, which stands for “Zimbabwe Gold.” The ZiG currency replaces a Zimbabwean...

Peru Adds a 200-Soles Note to Its Newest Banknote Family

Peru’s newest family of banknotes now has a new member: the 200-soles note, which was put into circulation in December 2023. The Central Reserve...