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The Concept of Layered Security (Part 1)

In the traditional model of overall Cybersecurity, only one layer of defense has been used.  This is most commonly associated with that of legacy...

Kazakhstan’s New 20,000 Tenges Circulation Banknote

On October 1, 2022, the National Bank of Kazakhstan issued a new circulation banknote in the denomination of 20,000 Kazakhstani tenges (KZT), the highest denomination of...

Frontex Studies Future of Biometrics in Border Check Systems

Frontex published the following announcement on October 21, 2022. Millions of travellers cross the EU’s external borders every year and their numbers will likely increase...

Biometrics and the Zero Trust Framework (Part 5)

So far, this series has covered various biometric modalities that can be used with the Zero Trust Framework. This final article pulls it all together by...

1,000+ Fake IDs Seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered counterfeit driver’s licenses inside an inbound package at Louisville’s Port of Entry on October 12, 2022....

Liberia Launches New Work Permit Issuing System

Last month, the following press release announced the launch of Liberia’s new work permit issuing system, moving from a manual system to a digital...

Biometrics & the Zero Trust Framework (Part 4)

So far, this series has introduced the concept of the Zero Trust Framework (ZTF), how it compares to other Cybersecurity measures, its advantages and...

Liberia Issues New Banknotes: $20, $50, $500, and $1,000

The Liberian Dollar is the official currency of the Republic of Liberia, a Western African country that has struggled mightily to become a free...

Holography: 75 Years and Going Strong

When considering the role that holography has played in the engineering, technology, art, and commercial landscapes, which of the milestones in its development are...

Biometrics & the Zero Trust Framework (Part 3)

So far, this series has introduced the concept of the Zero Trust Framework (ZTF), how it compares to other Cybersecurity measures, and its advantages...

US States Embrace mDLs to Fight Fraud Amid Privacy Scrutiny

In an era dominated by smartphones, the necessity of carrying physical driver’s licenses or ID cards may soon become obsolete. Across the United States, the...

LIVE BLOG: AAMVA’s Mobile Driver License Digital Trust Service is Live

To find news about a specific state, click on the state abbreviation here: For news about a specific US Territory, click on the US...

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,...