HESCA News

Updated on 11th October 2019

University of Bristol joins international network to drive civic innovation
University of Bristol
The University and the City of Bristol have a strong track record in collaborating on civic smart technology projects, including world-first initiatives in ...

Schools ordered to discontinue fingerprint scanning
Jamaica Gleaner
School administrators have been directed by the Ministry of Education to discontinue the practice of scanning fingerprints to record attendance until ...
(More madness from ignorant civil servants: Ed.)

Top three things to consider when selecting campus credentials
CR80News
From mechanical keys to mobile devices, managing access is an essential piece of campus security. With more campuses exploring mobile credentials, buzz continues to build across the campus card industry. In response, schools are reevaluating their credential platforms alongside locks and other hardware to provide a more secure and convenient campus experience.

Duo authentication secures angry student backlash
The Bucknellian
Many joined in, carrying their signs, phones and computers to display their hate for the newer, safer and more tedious authentication tool, while some ...

Video: WaveLynx touts open, interoperable campus card system
CR80News
Wavelynx’s Jacob Jablonski talks about the LEAF protocol and how universities can use the open architecture approach to forge a vendor agnostic campus card system. A newcomer to the campus card space, Wavelynx Technologies is championing a different approach to structuring a university card transaction system by promoting an open infrastructure with the freedom to mix and match solutions.

Facial recognition in school given Sweden’s first GDPR fine
Planet Biometrics
The Swedish DPA has fined a municipality 200 000 SEK (approximately 20 000 euros) for using facial recognition technology to monitor the attendance of students in school.
(More daft court action: Ed.)

Swedish school board fined for using facial recognition to take class register
Telecompaper
The Swedish Data Inspection Authority said it has imposed its first penalty for breach of GDPR, to a school in Skelleftea that had been trialling facial recognition to register pupil attendance. The authority scrutinised the three-week pilot 22 pupils and found that the school board's handling of personal information did not comply with GDPR. The fine amounts to SEK 200,000.
(What madness is this? Ed.)

Yoti provides biometric digital identity for employee references and student app
Biometric Update
Yoti is providing its technology to enhance the online reference-checking system of human resource technology company RefNow, and has also ...

Yoti Gets Another Youth-focused Proof of Age Partner
Mobile ID World
Yoti has found another youth-focused partner for its biometric mobile identity platform. Called 'Native', the new partner operates an app-based platform ...

US: HID Global Announces Support for Student IDs in Apple Wallet
HID Global
HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced support for Seos®-enabled student IDs in Apple Wallet. Beginning this fall, students, faculty and staff at Clemson University will be able to add their IDs to Apple Wallet and use their iPhone and Apple Watch to access buildings on campus, purchase meals and much more.

Apple brings contactless student IDs to a dozen more universities
TechCrunch
The company also supports the ability to add your debit and credit cards, transit and loyalty cards, tickets and even paper money through Apple Pay ...

Mercyhurst University launches student safety app
CR80News
Mercyhurst University has added another string to its campus security bow with the launch of the UASK student safety app. UASK, short for “University Assault Services Knowledge” is designed to help safeguard students’ personal safety on campus.

Penn State first campus to use Ticketmaster's digital ticketing system
CR80News
Fans will be able to access their tickets via the Ticketmaster app, and can also download them to their mobile wallet of choice. The new digital ticketing ...

Stagecoach West Scotland revise student bus tickets
Irvine Times
The new tickets can be bought online and issued on a Stagecoach Smartcard, rather than a paper ticket and offer a discount to students of almost 55 ...

Cybersecurity risk posed to incoming students
Cherwell Online
Only one in twenty of the universities surveyed was using the recommended level of DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and ...

UK: Gallagher's access control system keeps students and campus safe at University of East Anglia
Sourcesecurity.com
Seven disparate systems, tens of thousands of existing cards in circulation, new buildings requiring new systems, budget constraints - There are two approaches going forward: keep making it work, or work on a plan to centralise the system for some serious long-term efficiencies. University of East Anglia (UEA), located just outside Norwich city centre, has more than 14,000 students studying on campus, and over 2,000 employees.

IoT business moves into a university tech innovation hub
Insider Media
An artificial intelligence and Internet of Things company is to move into tech innovation hub Future Space at the University of the West of England ...

Mobile Payments On Campus: What Are The College Students Using?
Payment Week
A Sallie Mae / Ipsos study found that 86 percent of college students put mobile payments to use, followed almost immediately by debit cards at 85 percent, cash at 81 percent, and credit cards a comparatively distant fourth at 57 percent. That’s up somewhat from the same time last year, where college student mobile payment use was at 77 percent.