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Healthcare Month 2016: The Primer

Healthcare Month 2016: The Primer

Throughout February FindBiometrics will be placing a featured focus on the healthcare market. To get things started, we’re kicking things off with a primer on the topic. Healthcare is a dynamic area for biometrics, offering areas of potential deployment in everything from administrative and HR operations to enabling home care thanks to wearable tech than…

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News Roundup: Closing the Year in Review

News Roundup: Closing the Year in Review

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought our 13th annual Year in Review to a close while border control and national ID made big headlines in the industry news. We published an interview with NEXT Biometrics CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe and also brought you stories on fingerprints, facial recognition and physical access control. Here is a look…

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Biometrics Year in Review: The Dedicated Roundup

Biometrics Year in Review: The Dedicated Roundup

FindBiometrics’ 13th annual Biometrics Year in Review has reached its conclusion. The identity management industry’s longest running year end survey is an ambitious project and results in a great deal of content as our editorial team unpacks and deconstructs it all. This year, in order to keep you up to speed on the latest published results…

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Biometrics Year in Review: The Maturity of Consumer Biometrics

Biometrics Year in Review: The Maturity of Consumer Biometrics

The end of January is here, which means it’s time to get on with 2016. We’ve spent all month here at FindBiometrics looking back on 2015—one of the biggest years for biometrics in terms of public visibility and actual deployment. But for all the success stories last year brought there are many more to come.…

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Biometrics Year in Review: Biometrics Vs Terrorism

Biometrics Year in Review: Biometrics Vs Terrorism

Last year, the border control markets continued to show promise of rapid growth. Reports from Acuity Market Intelligence painted the picture of a booming ABC eGate and APC kiosk market, and Frost & Sullivan forecasted that airport passenger screening tech is on track to hit $1.63 billion by 2020. A great deal of this growth…

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News Roundup: Border Control, National ID, Voter ID

News Roundup: Border Control, National ID, Voter ID

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our 2015 Biometrics Year in Review while border control, financial applications and fingerprint sensors made up the bulk of the industry news. Here is a look back on all the top identity management headlines from the week that was: Year in Review As we near the end of our 13th…

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Biometrics Year in Review: The Role of Public Perception

Biometrics Year in Review: The Role of Public Perception

Last year was one of unprecedented visibility for biometric technology. With major innovations in mobility and consumer electronics bringing post-password tech to the masses, and with the increased international threat of terrorism once again spurring on the initiatives to biometrically secure borders, biometrics were among the mainstream topics of 2015. But with increased optics comes…

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Biometrics Year In Review: Stationary Biometrics

Biometrics Year In Review: Stationary Biometrics

Last year was a big one for mobile biometrics. As we observed in previous entries in our 2015 Biometrics Year in Review, most of our survey respondents strongly agree that major tech companies like Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and Google have played a major role in bringing biometrics into everyday life. Much of that biometric championing…

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News Roundup: Border Control, National ID, Elections

News Roundup: Border Control, National ID, Elections

Last week at FindBiometrics border control and national ID made the headlines while we continued to unpack our 13th annual Biometrics Year in Review. Fingerprints and mobility took up a great portion of the headlines and we took a look at some of the first market research reports of 2016. Here is a review of the top…

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Biometrics Year in Review: Top Modalities

Biometrics Year in Review: Top Modalities

Another year has come and passed, and in terms of biometrics and identity management, the year we’ve left behind was huge. Among the commotion that was 2015 in biometrics, one of the most encouraging and interesting aspects was the range of deployed modalities. Diversity has always been a key component to the biometrics landscape, but…

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News Roundup: Biometrics at CES 2016

News Roundup: Biometrics at CES 2016

Last week at FindBiometrics we turned our gaze to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, where biometrics proved to have a substantial presence in mobility, Internet of Things and wearable tech. We featured a guest post on the topic of disruption in the financial sector while border control and healthcare rounded out the…

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Biometrics Year in Review: Cooperation Makes it Happen

Biometrics Year in Review: Cooperation Makes it Happen

Another year is coming to a close and here at FindBiometrics that means one thing: the annual Biometrics Year in Review is upon us. 2015 has been a year of major adoption in biometrics, as well as major innovation. In large part, these industry strides have come about via cooperation, either through partnerships or on…

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News Roundup: Time, Attendance, Fraud

News Roundup: Time, Attendance, Fraud

Last week at FindBiometrics our 2015 Biometrics Year in Review continued as mobility, fingerprints and finance dominated the news. Facial recognition, border control and elections filed out the headlines while we saw a major time and attendance spoofing ring busted by police in Kuwait. Here are the top global identity management stories from the week…

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Biometrics Year in Review: The Importance of Apple, et al

Biometrics Year in Review: The Importance of Apple, et al

The FindBiometrics Year in Review is upon us. So far we’ve examined the results from our 13th annual industry survey in the areas of top applications, the role of education, the importance of liveness detection, and the state of the password—you can find a running list of all our Year in Review coverage in the…

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News Roundup: Education, Liveness Detection, Passwords

News Roundup: Education, Liveness Detection, Passwords

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued with our 13th annual Year in Review coverage—looking at liveness detection, education and passwords—while mobility, border control and finance made up the majority of the headlines. Here’s a look back on the week that was in global identity management: Year in Review Week two of our 13th annual Biometrics…

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Biometrics Year in Review: The Need for Liveness Detection

Biometrics Year in Review: The Need for Liveness Detection

As we come closer and closer to the dawn of 2016, it’s time to start considering goals. If not right out New Year’s resolutions, it’s at least prudent to identify areas of focus moving forward. In the identity management industry, there seems to be a strong intention to kill passwords over the next five years,…

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Biometrics Year in Review: Password Date of Death

Biometrics Year in Review: Password Date of Death

Another year is almost behind us, and what a year it’s been for biometrics. When it comes to authentication, especially for consumers, the identity industry has made an incredible amount of progress. With biometric sensors and software becoming standard fare on newly released smartphones, an increasing number of feasible consumer grade modalities, and major IT…

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Biometrics Year in Review: The Importance of Education

Biometrics Year in Review: The Importance of Education

December marks the 13th annual FindBiometrics Year in Review—a look back on the year that was with the help from you, our informed readers. Last week we kicked things off with a look at the most interesting areas of application in biometrics and identity management, confirming that FinTech and mobility were the dominant subjects of…

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News Roundup: The 13th Annual Year in Review

News Roundup: The 13th Annual Year in Review

Last week at FindBiometrics we kicked off our 13th annual Year in Review while mobility and innovation were at the front of the headlines. Government applications makes up a good portion of the news too, and we featured an interview with Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO of FaceFirst. Here is a look back on the top stories…

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Biometrics Year In Review 2015: Top Applications

Biometrics Year In Review 2015: Top Applications

December is here and 2015 is quickly coming to a close. It has been a year of major activity in identity management, with ground shaking announcements coming from each of the verticals and a continued momentum in consumer adoption of biometrics. Here at FindBiometrics we are strong believers in the biometrics community, and so as…

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News Roundup: The Gender of Fingerprints

News Roundup: The Gender of Fingerprints

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Financial Biometrics Month to a close with a roundup of all the featured articles, event coverage and industry news dealing with commerce from November. We also saw a great deal of fingerprint news, government announcements, and even novel innovation in the discovery that latent fingerprints can be used to…

Financial Biometrics Month: The Roundup

November is coming to a close and with it we bring Financial Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics to its conclusion. The theme of the month was pervasive, extending from the pages of our featured articles section and flooding into our conference coverage and industry news. There is a lot to look back on in biometric finance this…

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News Roundup: A Week Of Major Innovation

News Roundup: A Week Of Major Innovation

Last week at FindBiometrics, Financial Biometrics Month continued in the featured articles section while major news about the FIDO Alliance, Apple Pay and upgraded products made up the top stories. Here is a look back on the week that was: Financial Biometrics Month As Financial Biometrics Month continued through week three of November, we took…

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Financial Biometrics Month: Four Unique Modalities

Financial Biometrics Month: Four Unique Modalities

Financial biometrics are spreading like wildfire across the FinTech industry. With all the big financial service providers and most major banks embracing strong authentication for both payments and banking operations, there have never been so many ways to authorize the movement of money. Like the other vertical markets that intersect with biometrics, the range of…

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News Roundup: Biometrics In Banking

News Roundup: Biometrics In Banking

This past week at FindBiometrics: Financial Biometrics Month continued as we examined the benefits of biometric banking and released new videos from the recent Money20/20 conference. In the news we saw novelty, innovation and diversity when reporting on new products and integrations, while Q3 2015 reports kept trickling in. Here is a look back on…

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Financial Biometrics Month: The Benefits of Biometric Banking

Financial Biometrics Month: The Benefits of Biometric Banking

The Concept Biometrics exploded onto the consumer financial market in a big way with payment tech – in 2014 Apple Pay and fingerprint sensor authenticated PayPal transactions saw to that – but when it comes to everyday users scanning their body and handling money, buying things is only, at best, half of the story. Biometric…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Global Biometric Market

INFOGRAPHIC: Global Biometric Market

FindBiometrics presents: The Global Biometric Market Welcome to the newly launched FindBiometrics Infographic Series, a new initiative we have undertaken to provide our audiences with dynamic overviews of key topics in the global ideneity management industry. To kick things off, we have collaborated with TechSci Research to bring you the following examination of the Global…

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News Roundup: Biometrics and FinTech

News Roundup: Biometrics and FinTech

Last week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Financial Biometrics Month with a primer designed to get you up to speed on all the most recent happenings in the identity and commerce space, including the recent Money20/20 conference. In the industry news, fingerprints and mobility proved to be prolific as usual, elections tech made its share…

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Financial Biometrics Month: The Primer

Financial Biometrics Month: The Primer

Biometrics and financial technology have converged in a very powerful way. FindBiometrics was recently in Las Vegas for Money20/20 – a major FinTech conference – to host a biometrics in commerce panel, and it was clear from the ground floor: biometric authentication is becoming absolutely essential in the financial services space. Financial institutions and service…

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News Roundup: Bringing Biometrics To Money20/20

News Roundup: Bringing Biometrics To Money20/20

Last week FindBiometrics brought biometrics to Money20/20 once again with a panel on the topic of strong authentication and identity management in finance. We brought Mobile Identity Month to a close last week too with a look at how mobile biometrics are being applied in vertical markets while the headlines covered everything from eye-based modalities…

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Mobile Identity Month: 3 Unique Vertical Applications

Mobile Identity Month: 3 Unique Vertical Applications

Thanks to the mainstream biometrics boom that followed in the wake of Apple’s Touch ID announcement in 2013, mobile biometric technology has a reputation of being primarily focused on consumer markets. Smartphones, wearables, tablets, PCs and mobile wallets are the popular face of mobile identity, but they are far from the whole story. The mobile…

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Interview with Håkan Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics

Interview with Håkan Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics

This past year has been incredible in terms of fingerprint sensor adoption in the mobile device markets. Rarely a week has gone by in recent months without the announcement of another flagship, mid level or low price smartphone that will be shipping with an embedded biometric fingerprint reader. At the center of it all, Precise…

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News Roundup: Preparing For Money20/20

News Roundup: Preparing For Money20/20

Last week at FindBiometrics we prepared to travel to Las Vegas for our Monday panel at Money20/20. We also reported on the BioConnect Launch Party in Toronto, new innovations in mobility and biometric elections around the globe. Mobile Identity Month continued in the featured articles section in the meantime, with a look at the role…

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Mobile Identity Month: The Role Of Flexibility

Mobile Identity Month: The Role Of Flexibility

Last week as part of Mobile Identity Month at FindBiometrics we explored the concept of multimodality in mobile authentication. Of course, thanks to the recent mainstreaming of biometric technology, as well as major innovations in cost, size and availability, we now have the privilege of going beyond the concept and looking  into practice. There are…

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News Roundup: The Future of Mobile Digital Identity

News Roundup: The Future of Mobile Digital Identity

Last week at FindBiometrics we held our exclusive webinar event, Mobile Biometrics and the Next Generation of Digital Identity, while we continued to explore Mobile Identity Month in the Featured Articles section. Meanwhile, in the Industry News section, we reported on physical access control, consumer biometrics and even a new potential biometric modality. Here is…

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Mobile Identity Month: The Multimodal Mindset

Mobile Identity Month: The Multimodal Mindset

Versatility Mobile devices are powerful pieces of technology. Enabling an unprecedented level of communication via multiple channels and methods, smartphones are designed to capture our human experience and translate it to the digital world. When it comes to the context of our lives – what we do, what we hear, see and think – the…

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News Roundup: Next Gen Mobile Identity

News Roundup: Next Gen Mobile Identity

Last week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Mobile Identity Month, in which we will be taking a focused look at the latest thinking and news in mobile biometrics technology. Iris, fingerprint and vascular biometrics technology made up the bulk of the news while we also reported on biometric elections, law enforcement and financial deployments. Here…

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Mobile Identity Month: The Primer

Mobile Identity Month: The Primer

Mobility and biometrics are at a mutual point of transformation thanks to a perfect alignment of factors. To celebrate the resulting boom in biometrics, FindBiometrics is pleased to announce that October is Mobile Identity Month. Throughout the next four weeks we will be taking a featured look at how biometrics and mobility are converging, the…

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News Roundup: The Future of Global Identity

News Roundup: The Future of Global Identity

Last week marked the end of September and with it we brought to a close National ID Month. Border control made headlines (and TV appearances), while iris and fingerprint shared the modality spotlight. Here are the top stories in global identity management from the week that was: National ID Last week we brought National ID Month…

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Smartmatic: The Future of Elections is Digital

Smartmatic: The Future of Elections is Digital

Elections commissions from around the world are increasingly adopting technology to improve election administration. According to expert Robert Cook, Worldwide Business Support Vice-President for Smartmatic, biometrics and the Internet are two of the technologies that are making elections more transparent and efficient. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill spoke to Robert Cook about the work this London-based…

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News Roundup: GIS 2015, National ID

News Roundup: GIS 2015, National ID

Last week at FindBiometrics we kicked off the fall conference season at the Global Identity Summit (GIS 2015) while preparations were made for ASIS 2015. Fingerprints remained the dominant modality in the industry news as our featured look at National ID had us talking about ambitious biometric deployments all across the globe. Here are last…

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National ID Month: 4 Biometric Countries

National ID Month: 4 Biometric Countries

National eID card programs are set to encompass half the world population in three years time, according to a report by Acuity Market Intelligence, and biometrics play a key role in said initiatives. September is National ID Month at FindBiometrics, in which we have been taking an in depth look at this proliferating global market…

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News Roundup: Biometrics And The Refugee Crisis

News Roundup: Biometrics And The Refugee Crisis

Last week at FindBiometrics National ID Month continued with a look at how the UNHCR is deploying biometrics around the world to serve and protect millions of forcibly displaced persons in what is commonly being referred to as a global refugee crisis. We also announced the National ID Month Webinar, for which registration is now…

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National ID Month: Biometrics and Refugees

National ID Month: Biometrics and Refugees

The Crisis Forced displacement is a global problem born as the result of persecution and conflict. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s 2014 Global Trends report, by the end of last year there were 59.5 million forcibly displaced persons worldwide, 19.5 million of which are counted as refugees. To illustrate the…

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News Roundup: A Closer Look At Aadhaar

News Roundup: A Closer Look At Aadhaar

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued National ID Month with a featured look at India’s ambitious Aadhaar program. In the industry news we got our first official look at Apple’s second generation Touch ID on the iPhone 6S, a slew of government biometrics headlines and the usual influx of mobile fingerprint integrations. Here’s a look…

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National ID Month: 4 Aspects of Aadhaar

National ID Month: 4 Aspects of Aadhaar

India can boast the most ambitious large scale national ID project in the world. The nation’s’ UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) was created in 2009 to spearhead the Aadhaar number program, which seeks to biometrically register India’s massive population and serve each citizen with a unique 12-digit ID number correlated to their nationally stored…

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News Roundup: Welcome To National ID Month

News Roundup: Welcome To National ID Month

Last week at FindBiometrics we welcomed in September by kicking off National ID Month. In the Industry news we saw headlines from around the world in law enforcement, border control, attendance tracking and more, spanning all sorts of modalities. Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in identity management: National ID Month September…

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National ID Month: The Primer

National ID Month: The Primer

Among the largest biometrics technology deployments in the world you will find government applications of national ID. Massive biometrics databases, containing citizen biometric data, allowing the countries that employ them to dole out essential services, conduct elections, keep track of visitors and more. September is National ID Month at FindBiometrics in which we will be…

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News Roundup: Fingerprints, Access Control, Identification

News Roundup: Fingerprints, Access Control, Identification

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Education Month to a close with a roundup of August’s featured theme. The industry news, meanwhile, was chock full of the usual big fingerprint headlines, upgrades in access control, a slew of national ID stories and intriguing new research reports. Here is a rundown of last week’s top stories…

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Education Month: The Roundup

Education Month: The Roundup

August is quickly coming to a close and with it goes Education Month at FindBiometrics, a four week event in which we placed a special focus on biometrics in schools. In our featured articles section we examined the overall education sector based on recent news, delved into the controversy that can plague implementations of student…

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