Three Places Consumers Still Need Biometrics

Late last year, Apple finally brought Touch ID biometrics to its MacBook Pro, making good on longstanding rumors that the fingerprint scanning functionality was coming to…

GUEST POST: BioConnect and EyeVerify Re-confirm Accelerating Plans for Secure Authentication in the Financial Services Sector

(The following post was originally published on the BioConnect blog. It is reprinted here with permission) Comments today from BioConnect CEO Rob Douglas and EyeVerify CEO Toby Rush make it clear that the two companies plan to double down on their joint plans for convenient, secure and private authentication solutions. Yesterday, EyeVerify made news with a major announcement…

Guest Blog – FotoNation: Biometrics in Financial Mobile Transactions

[This guest post from FotoNation originally appeared August 8, 2016, on the company’s official website and is reprinted here with permission.] Let’s face it, these days our smartphones are rarely more than an outstretched arm away.  To many, these ubiquitous devices are a lifeline.  Not only are they a ‘gateway’ to much of our sensitive personal…

GUEST POST: BioConnect’s Bianca Lopes Reflects on Money20/20 Europe

– The following is an article by Bianca Lopes, Director of Strategic Development at BioConnect. It was originally posted on LinkedIn* and has been republished with permission form the author. – Money Money Money – Reflections from Money2020 Europe This past week I attended Money2020 in Copenhagen and there were a few themes that I noticed to be…

GUEST POST: Will Fintech’s Love Affair With Biometrics End Badly For The Global Payment Giants Touting This Match Made In Heaven?

The following is a guest editorial by Maxine Most, Principal Analyst at Acuity Market Intelligence. Connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn. Will Fintech’s Love Affair With Biometrics End Badly For The Global Payment Giants Touting This Match Made In Heaven? 2015 was a banner year for fintech, mobile payments, and biometrics. Nearly 100 smartphones are currently shipping…

Cloud-Based Biometrics Leads To Attractive Deployments

The following is a guest editorial by Sarah Le, Business Development and Marketing Manager, Iritech, Inc. Cloud computing security concerns Cloud computing is defined as a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared large number of configurable computing resources, for example: networks, servers, storage, applications, and services that can be rapidly provisioned and…

EMV Chip Card Technology Leaves the Job Undone

The following is a guest editorial written by Michael Boukadakis, the founder and CEO of Enacomm, a leading provider of intelligent customer interactions technology. Once upon a time, any enterprising hotwiring thief on the street could drive off with a new sports car with some quick handiwork – car keys did not always contain chips that…

Your Next Generation Mobile Identity

To call the smartphone a revolutionary device is nearly an understatement. The ability to access the Internet from nearly anywhere you happen to be is more than a simple end user convenience, it is a paradigm of thinking that affects web design, finance, marketing, healthcare, active living, digital identity and even how we interact with…

I Heart Authentication

When it comes to a body’s natural processes, there are some very far out applications in terms of technology. From healthy living, to monitoring astronauts during missions to helping curate an EDM concert, the measurements of the heart open up a ton of exciting possibilities. Of course, those applications all involve some sort of health monitoring…

The Future of Payments Will Be Magical

The world of finance is changing in major ways. This week at Money20/20 a number of major innovations and announcements surfaced, many of which had biometrics and mobility at their core. That is to say, biometric mCommerce, something that wasn’t much talked about at last year’s Money20/20, was the hot topic of conversation in Vegas…

Pop Cultural Identity Management: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (Revisited)

All this month at FindBiometrics we have been talking about privacy and identity management. We started with a primer, discussed the idea of registering biometrics and most recently talked about three biometric traits that you can’t help but broadcast to the world. Today, we even announced a webinar in association with the IBIA to be…

Guest Blog: David Johnston on I Origins and Iris Biometrics

The FindBiometrics blog space, Pop Cultural Identity Management is a celebration and examination of biometrics and identity tech topics in film and TV. In most cases, movie biometrics serve as a high-stakes barrier that characters must overcome in order to succeed in the movie plot. Rarely, if ever, are biometrics shown working perfectly: keeping access…

Pop Cultural Identity Management: Swordfish

In movies, hackers are like wizards and the 2001 cyber crime thriller Swordfish contains an exceptional example of this idea. Starring John Travolta, Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman, Swordfish comes from a time when mainstream computer literacy was still in its early stages. A special character type emerged from this audience literacy level that we…

Pop Cultural Identity Management: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

In preparation for Biometrics UnPlugged: Mobility at the Crossroads of Commerce and Privacy, July will have an increased focus on commerce and identity management. When it comes to biometrics in the movies, access control is constantly represented. Conversely, there has not been very much screen time dedicated to biometrics in finance. There are two reasons…

Pop Culture Identity Management: X-Men – Part Two

Previously in Pop Culture Identity Management we took a look at the new superhero movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, a movie that contains a number of biometric technologies, all years ahead of their time, working, failing and being used for any number of thrilling story elements. Since June is Multi-Modal Month here at findBIOMETRICS, X-Men makes a great subject for PCIM. There are…

Pop Cultural Identity Management: X-Men – Part One

June is Multi-Modal Month here at findBIOMETRICS which, as we explored in the featured primer, is a celebration of diversity. This being the case, all month in Pop Cultural Identity Management we will be looking at a film franchise that doesn’t only feature a multitude of scenes containing biometric technology but also has diversity and uniqueness…

Pop Cultural Identity Management: Her

As part of Biometric Software month, this week on PCIM we are going to take a look at some very realistic ideas about what the technology of the near future will hold for us. Though generally on this blog – simply due to the sheer number of examples available – I like to explore the…

Pop Cultural Identity Management: NBC’s Hannibal

Biometric technology is not only abused for dramatic effect in pop culture, sometimes its absence is enough to ratchet up the stakes in our favorite forms of entertainment. Today in the Pop Cultural Identity Management blog we are going to take a look at a very recent example of how biometrics could have caught a…

Pop Cultural Identity Management – Alien: Resurrection

As I mentioned in the introductory post for this blog, everyone has their favorite representation (or misrepresentation) of biometrics in the media. Mine is from the Joss Whedon penned, Jean-Pierre Jeunet directed 1997 sci-fi action thriller Alien:Resurrection. As Ken Gantt said in his opening keynote at last year’s Biometric Consortium Conference in Tampa, Florida, this…

Pop Cultural Identity Management- The Intersection of Pop Culture and Biometrics

There is nothing interesting about a locked door. There is a coolness factor in biometric technology and it doesn’t come from algorithms, cloud technology, certifications or anti-spoofing. Much like the unhealthy act of smoking, or the destructive acts of gun violence, people are exposed to biometrics most of all through the media (albeit in a…