This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles displays a refreshing – you might even say merciful – variety in its topics after last week’s pandemic-saturated collection, though COVID-19 can’t help but creep into a few of the stories.
FacePhi’s big news is free of the contagion, at least. The company reached a milestone in achieving Level 1 compliance in iBeta’s Presentation Attack Detection evaluation program. This the gold standard in third party evaluations of anti-spoofing technology, so FindBiometrics readers were understandably interested to learn about FacePhi’s accomplishment:
FindBiometrics visitors also showed a lot of interest in an interview with IDEMIA VP Nicolas Raffin. The topic of COVID-19 was unavoidable, of course, but the discussion also delves into contactless access control, AI, and more:
INTERVIEW: IDEMIA’s Nicolas Raffin Discusses the Company’s Latest Biometric Solutions, COVID-19, and What’s Next
This week also brought a report from ForgeRock asserting that data breaches cost US organizations over $1.2 trillion last year. The figure underscores the need for sophisticated security such as biometric authentication in the protection of online data:
Readers were also interested in the news this week that Daon has been contracted by the Denver International Airport to pilot touchless biometric technologies to help serve travelers within the airport. Admittedly, this partnership was established in response to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, but it also fits into a larger trend that has seen airports and the air travel industry embrace biometric technologies more broadly:
On a similar note, SITA got some attention this week with its announcement of two new executive appointments, aimed at least in part at helping the organization to navigate the post-pandemic air travel industry:
Stay posted to FindBiometrics next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of biometrics. To see the hottest stories of the week in mobile digital identity, visit our sibling site Mobile ID World.
June 14, 2020 – by Alex Perala