We start the news round-up for this week with some corporate news. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reported that the federal E-Verify programme, used to determine if individuals are legal US residents, needs a biometric component to reduce identity theft. COMPRION, manufacturer of test equipment for Smart Card vendors, is showcasing its first ever validated SWP/HCI test cases at the Mobile World Congress. Octavian Security has recently appointed Barbara Chawner as the new head of human resources to ensure all potential employees meet the necessary criteria for individuals working in the security industry.

In application news, Grosvenor Technology’s JANUS access control system is keeping Nottingham Trent University secure. The system has over 40,000 smart cards programmed, allowing controlled entry to over 300 access points around campus. Lastly, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is hosting its second Information Destruction conference and exhibition to share best practice within the industry. Read more security news…