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UAE’s New Pass Service Uses “Face Print” System

Residents of the United Arab Emirates will soon be able to use facial recognition technology to authenticate their identity and access services. Known as...

The IT Compliance Plan (Part 2)

In today’s business environment, it’s imperative for most organizations to have an IT Compliance Plan in place to ensure that they are aligned with...

Global Trade Body Warns Again Over Surge in Fake Covid Cards

Government and law enforcement authorities are urged to step up anti-counterfeiting measures following “disturbing” reports about a surge in fake COVID cards. In April...

Cambodia Launches a New 30,000-Riel Banknote

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreement (October 23, 1991 – October 23, 2021) Cambodia will begin circulating a new 30,000-Riel...

The IT Compliance Plan (Part 1)

With most of Corporate America working remotely now and for the foreseeable future, data privacy laws such as the GDPR and the CCPA are...

Costa Rica issues new 1,000- and 10,000-colon polymer notes

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) plans to introduce polymer versions of the CRC 1,000 and CRC10,000 banknotes on 15 October 2021. Q...

Vietnam Is Now Issuing Chip-based ID Cards to Its Citizens

Vietnam is now issuing chip-based ID cards to its citizens, consolidating several personal documents and records, including driver’s license, social insurance, and COVID-19 vaccination...

Counterfeit Driver’s Licenses: An Increasing Threat

Counterfeit driver's licenses are used to facilitate underaged drinking, identity theft, terrorism, check & bank fraud, and returned goods fraud. These acts cost each...

How Virtualization Helps Data Protection & Disaster Recovery

With today’s nearly 99% Remote Workforce, which is likely to remain in force for a long time to come, many businesses across Corporate America...

The 10 Top-Ranked Passports for 2021

What makes a country’s passport valuable? One measure is the number of countries one can access with that passport—no visa required. The Henley Passport Index (HPI) is...

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...