Connected Car Tech, 2FA Security, and More: This Week's Top Mobile ID Stories

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories comprises another varied lineup of topics, touching on cybersecurity, connected cars, 2FA security keys, and even good old fashioned payment cards.

BlackBerry headlined one of the most popular of the bunch with its news that it had upgraded its AtHoc Emergency Mass Notification System. AWS GovCloud has been added to its AtHoc’s cloud infrastructure, bringing it into compliance with Office of Personnel Management guidelines, and potentially making it a more appealing solution in the government market:

BlackBerry Adds Derived Credentials and AWS GovCloud Utility to AtHoc Security Platform

In connected car news, Cerence got some attention this week with its partnership with CerebrumX. The latter’s Augmented Deep Learning Platform (ADLP) will be integrated into Cerence’s flagship Cerence Drive solution, with the two companies hoping that their collaboration will make the driving experience safer for end users:

Cerence and CerebrumX to Use Car Data to Generate New Revenue Opportunities

Socure, meanwhile, stoked reader interest with its announcement that Baker Tilly has completed an audit of its Intelligent KYC solution, and found that it meets CIP and USA PATRIOT Act requirements:

Socure KYC Solution Gets Baker Tilly Stamp of Approval

As for 2FA security, readers showed sustained interest this week in a recent development concerning Yubico, the provider of USB and NFC security keys that enable end users to confirm that they are physically present at their devices during authentication. The company announced that its solutions are now generally available for Microsoft Azure Active Directory users, meaning that more authorized users will be able to access secure materials without the use of a password:

Yubico Makes Passwordless Authentication Generally Available for Azure AD Users

And finally, IDEMIA got some time in the spotlight for a new payment card solution. While its nascent biometric payment cards have been getting a lot of buzz in recent months, in this case the company was drawing attention to its ‘Smart Metal Art‘ offering, a metal card solution that has been embraced by the UAE’s Emirates Bank:

IDEMIA Unveils ‘Smart Metal Art’ Payment Card Offering


Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.



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