The Ministry of ICT Postal and Courier Services today in partnership with SuperCom an Israel based digital security company held a session to unveil various digital security solutions that the nation may consider at an event held at Harare International Conference Center (HICC).
By Shingie Lev Muringi
While the guest of honour, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of ICT, Postal and Courier Services, Dr. Eng Sam .M Kundishora openly said that it was not their duty to be recommending the solutions to the private sector as well, he noted they would rather only create a platform that connects the sector to such solutions.
The Permanent Sec however did not say anything on whether the government will be using the technologies from this company especially their biometric voter registration capability and the land distribution technology.
The main motive of the event was to en-light all industrial stakeholders on the latest technologies that can be implemented to secure their company data and demographic statistics especially for government arms.
The Israel delagation was represented by Mrs Galit Gilo who led the SuperCom directorate.
The SuperCom team presented quite a number of very effective and sensible digital solutions for document security they have implemented in countries such as Ecuador and Tanzania. The digital solutions company specializes in the collection and construction of biometric databases for all kinds of businesses.
One of the major highlights from SuperCom’s presentations was their effective system designed to build a biometric voters’ roll registration database. The biometric voters’ roll has been effectively deployed in Ecaudor and Tanzania elections with a remarkable success story of producing fair and credible elections.
They made a live presentation of how the system can speed up the voters’ registration process which can take up only to a maximum of two minutes to make a person eligible to vote. Most importantly, the system involves digital fingerprint scanning and e-signature aided by a live photo capturing of the person during registration. This data can then be used to verify voter’s authenticity during elections, automatically shutting out ghosts voters.
The SuperCom team said the most important aspect behind their document support and security technology was the art of the state encryption they use to provide privacy and data confidentiality to their customers’s databases.
They went on to highlight some of their digital corporate solutions for various industries which include Border Control Biometric Systems, Banking Security Solutions, Online Payment Security Solutions and Inmates Security Tracking Systems.