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New banknote holograms win International Security Awards

A holographic device that provides improved protection for banknotes against the risk of counterfeiting, has won an international award organised by industry trade body,...

Simultaneous Offset: Strategies for Optimization (Part 1)

Introduction In printing parlance, the term “registration” is used to describe the alignment of images applied in multiple printing steps.  Good alignment of plate images...

Is Cybersecurity Insurance a Double-Edged Sword?

With Cybersecurity threat variants starting to go out of control, especially threats of Ransomware, SMBs are scared for the simple reason that they could...

Update: Ontario to Launch Digital ID in 2022

In September 2021, the Canadian province of Ontario announced that it would launch a digital ID for its residents by the end of the year,...

IATA 2021 Global Passenger Survey Results

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the results of its 2021 Global Passenger Survey (GPS), and the conclusions are interesting. The primary...

Detecting Counterfeit Money in the Blink of an Eye – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, the Four Nations Group described their research to determine how public users   benefit from the considerable investment by...

Nepal to Start Issuing e-Passports

Starting 17 November 2021, Nepal’s Department of Passport will start issuing electronic passports (e-passports) to citizens who apply for new or renewed passports. Until now,...

Deploying Endpoint Detection & Response: 5 Best Practices

The Cyberattacker of today is no rush to launch their threat vectors. Unlike their previous “smash and grab” style, Cyberattackers now take their time...

Korea’s Next-Generation e-Passport to Debut Next Month

On December 21, 2021, Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will start issuing more secure and durable next-generation e-passports. The announcement was made during a...

Philippines Central Bank Reminds Banks to Honor PhilSys ID

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), or Central Bank of the Philippines, reminded both the public and BSP-supervised financial institutions (BSFIs) that the Philippine...

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...