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News Roundup: Invisible and Frictionless

News Roundup: Invisible and Frictionless

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Invisible Biometrics Month to a close, featured an exclusive interview and reported on a wide range of strong authentication news. Mobility and finance continued to make up the brunt of the headlines while innovations in facial recognition, developments in law enforcement, and new company appointments rounded out the industry…

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Invisible Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Invisible Biometrics Month: The Roundup

All throughout July at FindBiometrics we have been placing a special focus on biometrics so frictionless that they are considered virtually invisible to humans. Invisible Biometrics Month had us examine the frontiers of identity technology when it comes to convenience, visibility and inevitably privacy. Here’s a look back on the highlights of Invisible Biometrics Month:…

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News Roundup: Applying Invisible Biometrics

News Roundup: Applying Invisible Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month long examination of frictionless biometrics while mobility continued to take center stage in the industry news section. We also featured an new guest editorial by Sarah Le from Iritech and reported on headlines in border control, time tracking and more. Here are last week’s top stories in…

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Invisible Biometrics Month: 4 Applications Of Voice Biometrics

Invisible Biometrics Month: 4 Applications Of Voice Biometrics

Invisible Biometrics Month: 4 Unique Applications Of Voice Biometrics Invisible biometrics are primarily defined as authentication and identification that is frictionless. As such, voice recognition is a natural fit for for this specialized subset of biometric technologies. As a hands-free security solution, voice biometrics require the least possible physical effort on behalf of a user,…

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News Roundup: Education Controversy

News Roundup: Education Controversy

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month long examination of invisible biometrics while parental privacy concerns reared their head once again in the realm of education authentication. The industry news was diverse all week with mobility taking much of the focus, along with border control headlines and more. Here is a look back on…

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Invisible Biometrics Month: Biometrics Versus Malware

Invisible Biometrics Month: Biometrics Versus Malware

Behavioral Biometrics While many biometric modalities focus on a single physical characteristic that can be measured and matched – be it a facial characteristic, fingerprint, the sound of your voice or even your heartbeat – behavioral biometrics are more elusive. The way that you interact with the world both online and off is characterized by…

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News Roundup: A Week Of Innovation

News Roundup: A Week Of Innovation

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month long examination of Invisible Biometrics while the industry news was diverse and exciting. Headlines about the FBI’s NGI program, international government deployments, finance and major biometric innovations highlighted just how dynamic the biometrics industry has become. Here is a look back on the week’s top stories: Invisibility…

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Invisible Biometrics Month: Marketing Matters

Invisible Biometrics Month: Marketing Matters

One of the frontiers of invisible biometrics is the marketing space. Contextual information on key demographics is incredibly valuable in a connected world that is increasingly being filled with niches. Meanwhile, getting a new product in front of a target consumer is becoming increasingly difficult with subscription services like Netflix decimating the audience of broadcast…

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News Roundup: Smartphones and Fingerprints

News Roundup: Smartphones and Fingerprints

Last week at FindBiometrics we began our featured examination of invisible biometrics while smartphones and fingerprint sensors dominated the industry news. The headlines were rounded out with biometric commerce news, voice recognition innovation from Sensory, and government biometrics. Here is a look at last week’s top stories: Smartphones and Fingerprints Fingerprint Cards made big waves…

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Invisible Biometrics Month: The Primer

Invisible Biometrics Month: The Primer

If you follow convenient authentication to its logical conclusion you will find yourself in the realm of invisible biometrics. A label reserved for completely frictionless strong authentication, invisible biometrics verify user identity with very little to no effort on the human’s part. To a verified user, when invisible biometrics are involved, it’s like every door…

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News Roundup: Governments Stick With Biometrics

News Roundup: Governments Stick With Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics governments from all around the world decided to double down on biometrics as we concluded our Healthcare Month with an investigation into remote care solutions. The rest of the headlines were diverse in nature as we officially entered summer talking about smartphones, physical access control, border control and much more. Here…

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Healthcare Month: The Remote Care Revolution

Healthcare Month: The Remote Care Revolution

Biometric technology, as we outlined in this month’s primer, can be used not only for security in healthcare and patient identification but also as a way of taking the hospital home. While the former two of these technology paradigms is focused on authentication and the latter on monitoring and data analytics, they both serve to address the…

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News Roundup: Controversy Abound

News Roundup: Controversy Abound

Last week at FindBiometrics, as we continued our featured examination of biometrics in healthcare, we reported on a number of controversies. Banking solutions also made headlines as mobility and fingerprint biometrics solutions made up the majority of the week’s news. Here is a look back on the week that was in identity management: Banking Last week’s…

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Healthcare Month: Four Biometrics Deployments in Health

Healthcare Month: Four Biometrics Deployments in Health

Though biometrics serve to bring an incredible amount of benefits to the healthcare industry, the gigantic risk associated with health data has served as a barrier preventing the kind of explosive traction we’ve seen in say, the payment solutions market. That having been said, biometric healthcare solutions are being used every day to shorten diagnosis…

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News Roundup: Fingerprints and Heart Biometrics

News Roundup: Fingerprints and Heart Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics fingerprints dominated the industry news as we continued our featured examination of biometrics in healthcare. The FIDO Alliance was in the news for the third week in a row, while identification deployments and market research rounded out the headlines. Here’s a look back on the week that was: Fingerprints Fingerprint biometrics…

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Healthcare Month: Biometrics, Context and Coolness

Healthcare Month: Biometrics, Context and Coolness

Though identity management technology focuses on the biological aspect of who we are, there are other aspects of human life that add up to the whole person. At the Global Identity Summit in September, as the conference expanded its focus from solely on biometrics to include biographics and big data analytics, Duane Blackburn offered an…

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News Roundup: Novelty, Integration, Innovation

News Roundup: Novelty, Integration, Innovation

Last week at FindBiometrics the news was international in scope, with top stories from India, China, Nigeria, Canada and the U.S. New integrations, new implementations and new inventions kept the biometrics conversation dynamic and exciting as we began Healthcare Month. Novelty and Innovation Biometric facial recognition is finding its way into San Antonio animal shelters…

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Healthcare Month: The Primer

Healthcare Month: The Primer

Healthcare has long been a ripe vertical market for biometric technology. Health records are extremely valuable personal documents, drugs and pharmaceuticals are in high demand and need protecting, and doctors are extremely poor on time. Biometric technologies, with their high levels of security and convenience, are capable of addressing these problems in healthcare, bringing efficiency…

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News Roundup: DOCOMO and FIDO Break the Password

News Roundup: DOCOMO and FIDO Break the Password

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Time & Attendance Month to a close with that look at the technologies that are putting biometrics in front of end user on a daily basis. In the industry news section the big headlines were in the mobile sphere, while commerce, fingerprints and contactless modalities rounded out the week’s…

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Time & Attendance Month: Biometrics For Everyday

Time & Attendance Month: Biometrics For Everyday

Security and convenience are the two big selling points for biometric technology, but with time and attendance applications, the latter is weighted much heavier in terms of priorities. Yes, time and attendance solutions can be one and the same as access control, but it is important to note that they are primarily in place to…

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News Roundup:Innovation and the Multimodal Future

News Roundup:Innovation and the Multimodal Future

Last week at FindBiometrics, while we continued to talk Time & Attendance in the featured articles section, the conversation in the news was focused on fingerprint scanning, border control and the multimodal future of the industry. Here are all the top stories you need to be prepared for what’s coming this week. Fingerprint Sensors and…

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Time & Attendance Month: 4 Unique Deployments

Time & Attendance Month: 4 Unique Deployments

Society functions on a simple assumption: that people will be where they are supposed to be on time and ready to work. It’s how we keep the trains running on time. Sadly, as we saw last week in our featured article on time-theft, some miscreants choose to take advantage of that assumption for personal gain…

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News Roundup: Accomplishment and Innovation

News Roundup: Accomplishment and Innovation

This past week at FindBiometrics the news was filled with accomplishments and endorsements. Expansions and contracts also made headlines, rounding out a week that saw an number of research reports and Q1 fiscal updates. Here is a look at the top identity management stories from the week that was. Mobility and Authentication The two most popular…

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Time & Attendance Month: Fighting Time Crime

Time & Attendance Month: Fighting Time Crime

Time is money, so they say, and while that age old business cliche may seem like a well worn way to lay guilt on procrastinators, it is also just straight out true when wages are doled out by the hour. Whether a wage slave at a fast food restaurant or high salaried upper-management, a person…

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News Roundup: Taking Stances on Biometrics

News Roundup: Taking Stances on Biometrics

This past week at FindBiometrics we kicked off May’s theme, Time & Attendance Month, with a primer. Meanwhile, in the industry news, we had proselytizing, payments and plenty of fingerprint, face and voice biometrics news. Biometrics And Money In financial market news this week we saw Nuance Communications winning acclaim for its voice biometrics deployment…

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Time & Attendance Month: The Primer

Time & Attendance Month: The Primer

Biometric technology, in addition to making for excellent security, can bring efficiency to people tracking operations. Thanks to its ability to verify the identity of an individual, biometric tech can keep track of time and attendance better than old fashioned pen and paper, shared spreadsheets, or the terribly flawed honor system. Throughout the month of…

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News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Heat Up

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Heat Up

This past week at FindBiometrics we brought Physical Access Month to a close while posting headlines regarding biometrics in healthcare and finance. Voice biometrics made the news too, this week, as did a few major mobile authentication announcements. Read on to find the top identity management stories from the week that was. Physical Access Biometrics…

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Physical Access Month: The Roundup

Physical Access Month: The Roundup

Physical Access Month has come to an end here at FindBiometrics. April’s featured theme was a big one – a five week examination of biometric physical access control. All month we brought you news, featured articles and exhibition coverage dealing with physical access control, all of which culminated in an exclusive webinar event. Here is…

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News Roundup: Balancing Convenience and Security

News Roundup: Balancing Convenience and Security

This past week at FindBiometrics we continued Physical Access Month with an exclusive webinar event: “Balancing Convenience and Security in Biometric Access Control”. Meanwhile, in the industry news section, controversy made the headlines as did plenty of encouraging news regarding the biometric markets. Here are the top stories of the past week: Physical Access Month…

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News Roundup: Biometrics at ISC West 2015

News Roundup: Biometrics at ISC West 2015

This past week at FindBiometrics we were bringing the the news to you from Las Vegas, straight from the exhibition floor of ISC West. Physical Access Month continued on in the featured articles section as we prepared for next week’s exclusive webinar, Balancing Convenience and Security in Biometric Access Control. Of course, it wasn’t all…

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Physical Access Month: The Mobility Effect

Physical Access Month: The Mobility Effect

Physical access control represents a diverse range of solutions to a very simple, age old problem: how do I lock my door? As we examined last week, now that biometrics have landed on the scene and taken off as the best way to control access to limited areas, the answer to that question depends greatly…

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News Roundup: Preparing For ISC West

News Roundup: Preparing For ISC West

This past week at FindBiometrics Physical Access Month continued as we prepared to head to Las Vegas for next week’s ISC West conference. HIMSS 2015 is also next week, and as such healthcare was also prominently featured in the news. Of course, we had the obligatory fingerprint news too, as well as multi-factor innovations and headlines concerning…

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Physical Access Month: Four Major Modalities

Physical Access Month: Four Major Modalities

April is Physical Access Month here at FindBiometrics, during which we will be taking an in depth look at the ins and outs of biometric physical access control solutions. Each week we will be publishing a new featured article on the topic, culminating in an exclusive webinar event, Balancing Convenience and Security in Biometric Access…

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News Roundup: Featuring Physical Access

News Roundup: Featuring Physical Access

This week at FindBiometrics we opened the door on Physical Access Month: a four week examination of biometric solutions used in physical security. In addition to that, and the announcement of our related exclusive webinar, we brought you news from a diverse range of modalities including fingerprint, face, voice, iris, behavioral and vital recognition. Here…

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Physical Access Month: The Primer

Physical Access Month: The Primer

Welcome to Physical Access Month at FindBiometrics. All throughout April, in our featured articles section, we will be investigating the biometric technology that physically locks up our most important places and keeps us safe. Meanwhile, we will also be bringing you live coverage of this year’s ISC West exhibition and an exclusive webinar event, Balancing…

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News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics, Law and Borders

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics, Law and Borders

This week at FindBiometrics we brought Mobile Month to a close with a roundup of March’s feature article festivities. The industry news section continued to be filled with mobile biometric news though, as we also reported on new developments in access control, the state of the global markets and identity management deployments in law enforcement…

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Mobile Month: The Roundup

Mobile Month: The Roundup

March has been Mobile Month here at FindBiometrics, and it’s time to bring the celebration of strong mobile authentication to a close with a look back on everything we examined in the world of smartphones, tablets, wearables and the Internet of Things. Here is what we got up to in Mobile Month at FindBiometrics: Mobile…

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News Roundup: Mobility, Biometrics, Controversy

News Roundup: Mobility, Biometrics, Controversy

This week at FindBiometrics we continued Mobile Month with a look at five major applications of biometric technology in mobility. Meanwhile the industry news was filled with facial recognition, controversy, new releases and some exciting solutions we’ll be seeing very soon. Here is how the past week shaped up in identity management: Mobility Matters Mobile…

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Mobile Month: 5 Unique Mobile Biometric Applications

Mobile Month: 5 Unique Mobile Biometric Applications

March is Mobile Month here at FindBiometrics and we’ve already seen a great number of news items surface that are shaping the future of strong mobile identity. With this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) featuring more biometric solutions than ever before, new innovations from Apple and an encouraging amount of talk out of SXSW in…

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News Roundup: Irises and Access Control

News Roundup: Irises and Access Control

This week at FindBiometrics the industry news was dominated by iris recognition and access control. In addition to those topics though, we heard about behavioral biometrics, law enforcement and border control. Here are the top biometrics industry news stories from the past week. Iris Biometrics A new report from TechNavio is painting a bright future…

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Mobile Month: The Mobile Biometric Modalities

Mobile Month: The Mobile Biometric Modalities

Last week, to kick off Mobile Month here at FindBiometrics we brought you coverage of Mobile World Congress straight from Barcelona with our sister site Mobile ID World. The event was more focused on digital identity than ever before, with keynotes on the importance of strong authentication in an increasingly connected world and an unprecedented…

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Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobile World Congress Goes Biometric

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobile World Congress Goes Biometric

This week all eyes were turned to Barcelona, Spain, for Mobile World Congress 2015, which featured more biometrics technology than ever before. With MWC throwing its weight behind digital identity there is no better time to take an indepth look at biometrics in mobile applications. That being the case, we kicked off Mobile Month at…

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Mobile Month: Biometrics at MWC

Mobile Month: Biometrics at MWC

March is Mobile Month at FindBiometrics and to kick it off we’re taking a look at the biggest event in mobility happening this week in Barcelona, Spain: Mobile World Congress 2015. FindBiometrics is on location at the event with our sister site Mobile ID World, getting the scoop on all the strong authentication and identity management…

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Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Preparing For MWC

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Preparing For MWC

This past week at FindBiometrics we brought Voice Month to a close with a look back on our February festivities. In the industry news section voice recognition was still making headlines, fingerprints (especially Touch ID) were all over the place, and mobility remained a prominent topic as eyes turn to Barcelona for next week’s Mobile…

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Voice Month: The Roundup

Voice Month: The Roundup

February has been Voice Month at FindBiometrics, a four week investigation of the modality that authenticates by listening to how we sound. All month through our featured articles, our industry news coverage and a special webinar presentation,  we have been taking a look at everything that’s special about using handsfree authentication everywhere from the car,…

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USAA and MasterCard Bring Biometric Authentication to their Customers

USAA and MasterCard Bring Biometric Authentication to their Customers

After several months of testing, USAA has formally launched a version of its mobile app that gives members the opportunity to gain secure access through facial recognition or voice-based verification. Long regarded as an innovator in mobile-first, multichannel, digital commerce, the company notes that this innovation makes it the first U.S. financial institution to protect…

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Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Voice in a Multi-Modal Future

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Voice in a Multi-Modal Future

This week served as the epic climax to Voice Month at FindBiometrics, our four week investigation of voice recognition. In the industry news we also saw a great deal of diversity and innovation with major announcements, a potential new modality, some surprising uses for facial recognition and much more. Here is our look back on…

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Voice Month: 5 Unique Applications of Voice Biometrics

Voice Month: 5 Unique Applications of Voice Biometrics

It’s week three of Voice Month here at FindBiometrics in which we are exploring the world of hands free authentication through our featured articles and upcoming webinar. If you’ve read our previous featured articles on voice biometrics, you will have likely come to the conclusion that the modality of the month is nothing if not…

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Biometrics Industry News Roundup: The Face (and Voice) of The Consumer

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: The Face (and Voice) of The Consumer

This week at FindBiometrics we continued to explore our featured theme of the month, voice recognition, while facial recognition, consumer biometrics, access control and mobility made up the identity management industry news. Here is a look back on the week’s top stories: Voice The theme of February at FindBiometrics is voice recognition, and this week…

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Voice Month: The Place For Voiceprints

Voice Month: The Place For Voiceprints

The Sound of Your Voice Voice recognition is becoming an incredibly popular biometric authentication method thanks to the spread of connectivity and the gradual shift to a post-password paradigm. As we explored in last week’s Voice Month primer, voice recognition can serve a wide range of applications, seeing deployment in criminal ID, on cell phones…

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