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Update: New French Digital ID Card (eID) Launched in 2021

On 16 March, the French government launched its new national digital ID card, equipped with an electronic chip, QR code, and fingerprints to fight...

The Security Challenges Posed to Industrial Control Systems

Just as in the digital and virtual worlds, numerous threats can affect Industrial Control Systems (ICS) of any type of Critical Infrastructure, many of...

Central Bank of Liberia Introduces a New L$100 Banknote

The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has announced its new 100 Liberian Dollar banknotes, the first in a new family of Liberian dollar currency...

Simultaneous Offset: Strategies for Optimization (Part 3)

Introduction This paper is the third of five parts in a series about optimizing simultaneous offset security features. Simultaneous offset is a security printing technology...

Banknotes Celebrate the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing

Four commemorative banknotes are being issued in honor of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games to be held in Beijing 4 to 20 February 2022....

The Basics and Benefits of the Virtual Network

Long before the technical term “Cloud” became a household word, networks have existed in some shape or form. A network typically involved hardwiring servers...

UAE Marks 50-Year Anniversary with Commemorative Banknote

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates is commemorating the country’s 50-year anniversary with a new 50-Dirham banknote. The note pays tribute to...

Simultaneous Offset: Strategies for Optimization (Part 2)

Introduction Simultaneous offset printing, also referred to as see-through register or front-to-back register, is a security printing technique in which offset plate images are applied...

Gibraltar Issues New £5 Banknote Starting 1 December 2021

H.M Government of Gibraltar began issuing a new £5 banknote on 1 December 2021. The new £5 note has the prefix B/AA and is...

Which Industries are Top Targets of Cyberattackers?

2021 has been especially challenging for the world of Cybersecurity. One of the main catalysts for this has been the unprecedented explosion in the...

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...

LIVE BLOG: Illinois allows gender-neutral option on driver’s licenses and ID cards

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