Archive for ID Cards

07 Jan 2013

Solutions for reliable high-security government ID production

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Check out this blog post on Hidglobal.com. The FARGO HDP8500 Industrial Printer/Encoder and the FARGO HDP500LE Industrial Card Laser Engraver gives ID issuers much needed security when needing to make government IDs. These products are very reliable since they can work day in and day out. They also successfully withstand tampering and forgery attempts. They […]

03 Jan 2013

Elementary School Security Issues – Why Newtown Must Be The Spark For Additional Security Measures

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On December 14, 2012, the unspeakable happened. Adam Peter Lanza, age 20, fatally shot 20 schoolchildren and (6) adult staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in the quiet village of Newtown, CT, also killing his own mother, and taking his own life when initial first-responders arrived on-scene. Newtown is now the 2nd-deadliest school […]

19 Dec 2012

Tracking chips in student ID cards prove useless

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Interesting article posted on Fourthestatenewspaper.com. A student tracking program has been implemented at John Jay High School, and Jones Middle Schools, outside of San Antonio, Texas. This student tracking program uses micro-chips in the students identification card and radio technology to track the students location. The author notes that this initiative is not in the […]

18 Dec 2012

Carolinas HealthCare System Discloses Data Breach to 5,600 Patients

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Check out this blog post on Beckershospitalreview.com 5,600 hospital patients are being notified that they could be the victims of a security breach. According to the Carolinas Medical Center-Randolph in Charlotte, N.C., most of the information did not contain patient information. Between March 11 and October 8 an intruder obtained emails, five of which did […]

14 Dec 2012

ID Card Care Tips

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It’s a fact of life that people are forgetful, thoughtless and clumsy and this is how your ID card can end up being damaged. Lost and damaged cards can be expensive to replace and you may have to live with the inconvenience of being without your card for a certain period of time. With this […]

13 Dec 2012

New ID chips have no place in our schools

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Interesting article posted on Reporterherald.com. A school district in San Antonio, Texas, began forcing it’s students wear identification cards with a chip that will allow the school district to track attendance and student location. This action has drawn ire from local officials and civil rights groups, and the district is currently handling a federal lawsuit […]

12 Dec 2012

Almost 400 victims identified in massive identity theft scheme

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Check out this blog post on Wafb.com. This article is about a person who worked in the billing department of LSU Hospital System. She would access financial databases, copy information on bank account numbers, Social Security numbers and other information. She then made counterfeit checks and fake IDs, some of which were sold to other people. […]

12 Dec 2012

A few cheating teachers will cause critics to condemn many

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Interesting article posted on Clarionledger.com. Recently a few teachers have been caught paying others to take the PRAXIS examination for them. Evidence suggests that it was not a one time thing, but the cheating has been set up by a complex network. The biggest issue with this is not the cheating; only a few teachers […]