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ZTF: The Secret to Seamless Authentication: Part 3

The authors of the popular article series, Biometrics and the Zero Trust Framework, take the topic to the next level in their new book, ZTF: The...

South Africa Puts New Banknotes Into Circulation

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has upgraded all five denominations of its banknotes and started putting them into circulation on May 4, 2023....

ZTF: The Secret to Seamless Authentication: Part 2

The authors of the popular article series, Biometrics and the Zero Trust Framework, take the topic to the next level in their new book,...

History of the U.S. Passport: Part 7

In his comprehensive history of the U.S. passport, Tom Topol—passport expert, collector, and author of Let Pass or Die—has followed the evolution of this...

ZTF: The Secret to Seamless Authentication: Part 1

The authors of the popular article series, Biometrics and the Zero Trust Framework, take the topic to the next level in their new book,...

History of the U.S. Passport: Part 6

The 20th Century was a time of rapid change and progress in the U.S., and advancements in passport security and policy were no exception....

Acceptance & Use of Older-Design U.S. Federal Reserve Notes

The United States is a relatively young and progressive nation, compared to other countries around the world. When it comes to cash, “old” U.S....

Making Secure Electronic Documents Cyber Resilient: Part 4

In Part 3 of this exclusive series, the authors explained how Common Criteria Certification (an international standard) is used to evaluate the security of...

The IHMA: Driving 30 Years of Hologram Growth

Established in 1993, the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) has evolved into a global voice on authentication and security devices. Now, five former chairs,...

Making Secure Electronic Documents Cyber Resilient: Part 3

So far, this series has addressed how Cybersecurity works in an e-passport scheme and the verification mechanisms used to detect potential Cyber fraud. Next,...

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...