Securitydocumentworld.com is the premier portal worldwide for providing cutting-edge and fully-researched news and information to all those involved in the security document business. The site’s main focus is on the design, manufacture, personalization and use of documents such as passports, ID cards (of all varieties), visas and driving licences, but it also covers a host of other security documents and vertical markets such as border control.

Headline News

Cryptomathic calls for eIDAS regulation to be tech neutral 27 March 2015

Cryptomathic calls for new EU standards to recognise the success and prevalence of cloud-based digital signature schemes, which do not use a secure element (SE).

WorldReach Software secures SaaS-based passport-issuance clients 26 March 2015

Off-the-shelf consular software and secure travel document issuance solutions firm
WorldReach Software has announced that multiple British Overseas Territories have selected its 
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) PassportReach solution.


> SDW 2015: June 9 - 11, QEII, London

The world’s leading document security show – now with an exhibition floor more than 85% sold out - focuses on ePassports, visas, driving licenses, national IDs, worker credentials, advanced border control, anti- counterfeiting, fraud detection, and much more. The event will provide a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and new cutting-edge secure infrastructure in live situations.


FIDO Alliance welcomes another member to its ranks 25 March 2015

HOYOS Labs joins FIDO Alliance

SITA inks deal with flynas 24 March 2015

Saudi Arabian carrier selects SITA to provide a range of passenger check-in services.

TSA programme breaks the million mark 24 March 2015

More than one million people now enrolled in the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA Pre programme.

Suprema notches up record yearly revenue 23 March 2015

Suprema posts record yearly revenue of US$65.5 million.

Anne Bouverot named as chair of Morpho 23 March 2015

Anne Bouverot appointed chair and CEO of Morpho (Safran), effective 1 August 2015.

ePassport and eID drive APAC biometrics market 20 March 2015

National ID and ePassport programmes to help Asia-Pacific region be the fastest-growing government biometrics market.

Smart Card Alliance to host EPACS and smart card workshop 20 March 2015

Smart Card Alliance to host smart card workshop at ISC West 2015 in Las Vegas.

English county to join central government ID platform 19 March 2015

England’s Warwickshire County Council has announced that it will complete a technical framework in April that will enable it to support GOV.UK Verify. 

US customs launches biometric pilot at airports 19 March 2015

The United States’ Customs and Border Protection has launched a pilot project at airports that will see facial recognition technology used to verify passengers’ identities.

Governments ‘need to expand their digital vision’ 19 March 2015

Frost & Sullivan predicts a surge in worldwide government spending on ICT, but says leaders still need to do more.

Gemalto deploys document ID system for Oman 17 March 2015

French security firm Gemalto has announced that the Royal Oman Police is deploying its Coesys Document Management System.

Agility and ImageWare announce partnership 16 March 2015

Agility and ImageWare Systems to establish joint venture

ID and security included in 2015 CMAs 16 March 2015

Contactless & Mobile Awards finalists announced

Identiv and 3M establish partnership 13 March 2015

Identiv's uTrust TS Reader technology to be integrated into 3M's MiY multi-factor authentication biometric devices.

Kofax launches mobile ID solution 13 March 2015

Kofax has launched a mobile capture framework that powers the capture and submittal of proof of identity documents.

NXP to acquire Athena SCS 12 March 2015

NXP says acquisition of Athena SCS will further strengthen its offering in providing secure solutions.

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Latest Interviews

Interview: Gemalto CEO Olivier Piou on the Trüb acquisition

Gemalto CEO Olivier Piou discusses the implications of Gemalto's purchase of Trüb AG for the wider market. 

Interview: The State Dept's Joel Zlotnick on secure documents

Joel Zlotnick, supervisory physical scientist, US Department of State, discusses the best strategies and technologies to stay ahead of counterfeiters.

Interview: MorphoTrust VP Jenny Openshaw on the future of digital driver's licences

Iowa state's plans to pilot a digital driver's licence stored on a smartphone prompted debate across the globe. MorphoTrust VP Jenny Openshaw discusses how her firm arrived at the concept and how it will evolve over the coming years.

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Latest Features

National Mobile ID schemes Learning from today's best practices

Looking ahead to 2020, many studies show the predominant role that mobile devices and - more broadly - connected objects, will have in our lives.

Gemalto discusses how some visionary countries have made the leap to mobile identity or m-ID, meaning the creation of a mechanism - initiated using the eID component - for accessing online services with a high level of security thanks to mobile devices.

Securing the weakest links for a safer travel experience

Travel documents confirm the identity of persons and enable seamless and secure international travel but are only as satisfactory as the identification-related systems behind their production, issuance, control and inspection.

Gemalto discusses the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) considers new global approach, the Traveler identification Program (TRIP) initiative.

Electronic Driver's Licenses: Driving towards the future

eDLs present a significant opportunity for issuing authorities to provide meaningful services to motorists. At the same time, these new licenses can simplify administration, provide higher-quality data and services, and can make organizations more efficient. NXP reports.

Looking at the future of travel - The fourth generation of ePassport

The next evolution of the ePassort standard will introduce the ability to add data to the electronic component of the passport post issue, in order to load and read information such as biometric data or electronic visas and entry/exit stamps during its lifetime. Gemalto discusses the importance of selecting the right partners and suppliers for this task.

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SDW Conference and connect:ID News

SDW 2015 sells out in record time

SDW has sold all exhibition space more than six months ahead of the SDW 2015 show.

SDW 2014 Press Release

Held at the height of the English summer, SDW 2014, the world's leading next-generation government and citizen identity conference and exhibition continued to demonstrate its importance to the secure document and identity industry, once again breaking attendance records and consolidating its place on the industry’s calendar as ‘the must-attend event’.

connect:ID 2014 in stats

The overwhelming success of the inaugural connect:ID exhibition and conference at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, DC exceeded expectations for event hosts - the IBIA and Science Media Partners.

Plans underway for connect:ID 2015

Preparations are well underway for connect:ID 2015

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