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Consumer Biometrics Month: Why Average Users Shouldn’t Worry About Spoofing

Consumer Biometrics Month: Why Average Users Shouldn’t Worry About Spoofing

A recent HSBC report cited technophobia as a key obstacle in consumer adoption of new technologies such as biometrics, and while biometry is continuing to proliferate mobile devices to the point of near-ubiquity, there is little wonder why. Successful presentation attacks make major headlines in national and international news outlets every time a hacking group…

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INFOGRAPHIC: BIO-key’s Biometric of Things

INFOGRAPHIC: BIO-key’s Biometric of Things

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. We’ve all seen the forecasts and the numbers are staggering, some might even say breathtaking. Indeed, the future of the biometric technology market is forecasted to be very strong for the coming years and it seems that all…

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Financial ID Briefing: Technophobia, Selfie Finance, Copenhagen

Financial ID Briefing: Technophobia, Selfie Finance, Copenhagen

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. The Obstacle of Technophobia A new research report from HSBC, Trust in Technology, asserts that the biggest obstacle facing the mainstream adoption of biometrics in FinTech is consumer technophobia based on…

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Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer biometrics hinge on premium user experience. While the proposition of biometrics has always been higher security with greater convenience, the second half of that equation weighs heavier when it comes to consumer adoption. Fingerprint or selfie based security on a given device must be more convenient and comfortable to use than a password, PIN,…

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GUEST POST: Secure Your Travel Luggage With Biometric Locks

GUEST POST: Secure Your Travel Luggage With Biometric Locks

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. Securing your luggage when you travel just got a little better and easier thanks to BIO-key. The company is introducing a line of biometric padlocks for travelers. TouchLock TSA is an innovative solution to today’s security and privacy…

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Financial ID Briefing: Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized

Financial ID Briefing: Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized Smart cards continue to be the latest battleground for the fingerprint sensor integration wars, and payment applications are the popular use case fueling the fire.…

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Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

June is Consumer Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, during which we are placing a featured focus on the everyday biometry shaping lives, locking doors, and protecting accounts. To kick things off right we have compiled a primer to bring you up to speed on some of the major themes we will be examining in our coverage…

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GUEST POST: An Exclusive Look at BIO-key’s Biometric Bicycle Locks

GUEST POST: An Exclusive Look at BIO-key’s Biometric Bicycle Locks

The following article is a Consumer Biometrics Month sponsored guest post written by Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key. Here’s a look at one of BIO-key’s new BoT products. It’s the TouchLock Bicycle version: There’s a tremendous market of consumers that enjoy biking or simply use their bicycle for transportation.   In large cities, it’s common for…

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An Introduction to Consumer Biometrics Month From BIO-key

An Introduction to Consumer Biometrics Month From BIO-key

June is Consumer Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics. For the next four weeks we will be examining the booming consumer biometrics market—highlighting major products and solutions, commenting on major trends, and helping you get a full picture of the intricate world of popular biomerty.  The following introduction from Scott Mahnken, VP of Marketing, BIO-key—whose biometric technology…

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Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Roundup

With May coming to an end it is time to close the door on Physical Access Biometrics Month. Throughout the past five weeks, FindBiometrics has been focused on the strong authentication technology securing physical spaces with a large amount of assurance and a high level of convenience, exploring the topic though our featured articles, exclusive…

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INTERVIEW: Gary Drutin, CEO, FST Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Gary Drutin, CEO, FST Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Gary Drutin, CEO, FST Biometrics. FST’s contactless biometric technology, which leverages a combination of face and behavioral recognition, has been deployed all over the globe in a variety of verticals, most recently securing access at the HydroLife center health club in Israel. The following interview begins with talk of FST Biometrics’…

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Financial ID Briefing: Biometric Payment Cards and Wearable FinTech

Financial ID Briefing: Biometric Payment Cards and Wearable FinTech

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Biometric Payment Cards Fight Social Benefits Fraud Biometric payment cards are the new hot market in fingerprint sensors and mobile biometrics technology, spurring intense competition between biometrics vendors aiming for high…

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Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

When Worlds Collide Physical and information security are becoming one. All year, this sentiment has been at the forefront of access control discussions. Our 2016 FindBiometrics Year in Review was forwarded by Don Erickson, CEO of Security Industry Association, and he asserted: “SIA, as the world’s leading association for security solutions, sees this convergence occurring…

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Acuity Brings Biometric Debate to K(NO)W Identity Conference

Acuity Brings Biometric Debate to K(NO)W Identity Conference

The inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference is underway in Washington, DC, and as one would expect from an event aimed at shaping the future of identity, biometrics are playing a major role. Biometric authentication is being taken for granted in many of the conversations occurring at K(NO)W, often with fingerprint authentication on a smartphone mentioned as…

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K(NO)W Identity Conference: Decentralizing Digital Identity

K(NO)W Identity Conference: Decentralizing Digital Identity

The inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference is currently underway in Washington, DC, and FindBiometrics is there in person at this great meeting of the leading minds in global identity technology. K(NO)W is unique as a trade show, operating on a high conceptual level rather than drilling down into a specific vertical where digital identity is used.…

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K(NO)W Identity Conference Day 1: Snowden Offers Identity Advice To Startups

K(NO)W Identity Conference Day 1: Snowden Offers Identity Advice To Startups

FindBiometrics is in Washington this week for the inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference. Day one started off with an incredibly high profile opening presentation, a conversation between Manoush Zomorodi, host and managing editor of the Note to Self podcast, and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who joined the stage remotely from Russia. Zomorodi interviewed Snowden for nearly…

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News Roundup: Industry Accolades and Fighting Fraud

News Roundup: Industry Accolades and Fighting Fraud

Last week at FindBiometrics our month long investigation into Physical Access Biometrics continued as facial recognition, anti-fraud technology, and industry accolades filled out the headlines. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management: Physical Access Biometrics May is Physical Access Biometrics Month and last week that had us taking…

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Physical Access Biometrics Month: 5 Places Protected By Contactless Biometrics

Physical Access Biometrics Month: 5 Places Protected By Contactless Biometrics

When it comes to physical access biometrics, few things are more important than maintaining a balance between security and convenience. As biometrics become more pervasive as a physical security mechanism, contactless biometrics have gained a great deal of traction, offering the highest levels of user convenience without compromising the considerably strong security brought to the table…

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News Roundup: Physical Access and Everyday Biometrics

News Roundup: Physical Access and Everyday Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we opened the door on Physical Access Biometrics Month with a webinar announcement and a primer on the topic, while fingerprints made headlines with smartphone integrations and more. The industry news was filled with company expansions and acquisitions, reports on everyday biometrics, and big FinTech stories. Take a look back on last week’s top…

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Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Primer

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Primer

May is Physical Access Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, during which we are placing a featured focus on the biometry and strong authentication technologies locking our doors, protecting some of the most valuable spaces in the world. To start things off on the right foot, we have put together a primer designed to give you a…

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News Roundup: Biometric VR Interfaces and AI Upgrades

News Roundup: Biometric VR Interfaces and AI Upgrades

Last week at FindBiometrics Behavioral Biometrics Month came to a close with an expert webinar on our April featured topic. Meanwhile, the industry news covered a diverse selection of topics, from biometric virtual reality interfaces and AI innovations, to multimodal mobile devices and liveness detection standards. Here is a look back on last week’s top…

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Behavioral Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Behavioral Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Throughout April at FindBiometrics we have been placing a special focus on behavioral biometrics. The invisible, passive biometric modality is predicted to become a mainstream security solution by the end of this year, and judging by our Behavioral Biometrics Month featured articles, news coverage, and expert webinar, such forecasts certainly seem accurate. Here is a…

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News Roundup: Biometric Smart Cards Are Here

News Roundup: Biometric Smart Cards Are Here

Last week at FindBiometrics biometric smart cards made the biggest headlines thanks to two high profile payment solutions with embedded fingerprint sensors. The news was multimodal on the whole, with face, iris, fingerprint, behavioral, and voice all receiving coverage. Meanwhile, the clock ticked down as we continued to prepare for our upcoming behavioral biometrics webinar.…

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Behavioral Biometrics Month: The Micro-Modalities Within

Behavioral Biometrics Month: The Micro-Modalities Within

The invisibility of behavioral biometrics is a massive factor in the modality’s recent rise in popularity. Not only did it rank high in our 14th Annual FindBiometrics Year in Review, but the latest research from Acuity Market Intelligence on the topic has behavioral biometrics slated to become mainstream by the end of this year. The…

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News Roundup: A Week for Behavioral Biometrics, Fingerprints & Anti-Spoofing

News Roundup: A Week for Behavioral Biometrics, Fingerprints & Anti-Spoofing

Last week at FindBiometrics Behavioral Biometrics Month continued as we examined the anti-malware applications of the burgeoning modality. Fingerprints and facial recognition made up the bulk of the industry news, while the headlines were rounded out with stories about national ID, border control, and anti-spoofing innovation. Here is a look back on last week’s top…

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Behavioral Biometrics Month: A Better RAT Trap

Behavioral Biometrics Month: A Better RAT Trap

Rats in Your Walls RAT attacks are a high profile cyber-threat. Remote Access Trojans (RATs) are a category of malware that make good on their acronym: just like a real life rodent scurrying through your walls, RATs have access to your private digital space—they are invisible intruders given access to your things. The difference is,…

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Look and Listen: Check Out Our ISC West 2017 Highlights

Look and Listen: Check Out Our ISC West 2017 Highlights

We’re back from the ISC West conference and exhibition in Las Vegas, where we were bringing your live reporting straight from the industry-leading physical access control event. As biometrics and identity management technologies are coming further into the cultural mainstream, adapting and evolving with new innovations in connectivity and mobility, the technology is starting to…

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News Roundup: Biometrics Boom at ISC West 2017

News Roundup: Biometrics Boom at ISC West 2017

Last week at FindBiometrics we reported our ISC West 2017 coverage right from the exhibition floor where we interviewed the big names in biometric access control. Behavioral Biometrics Month kicked off with a primer as we announced the expert panel for our upcoming webinar. And the industry news was otherwise filled with fingerprints, border control,…

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Biometrics Buzz Continues Through Day Two of ISC West

Biometrics Buzz Continues Through Day Two of ISC West

The buzz kept building through day two of this year’s ISC West security expo in Las Vegas. The day started with the Security 5K Run / 2K Walk, an event in support of the Mission 500 child and family support charity. The event raised $125,000, which probably went some way in energizing ISC West attendees,…

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Behavioral Biometrics Month: The Primer

Behavioral Biometrics Month: The Primer

April is Behavioral Biometrics Month here at FindBiometrics, and over the coming weeks we will be taking a deep dive into the discussion around the new and exciting biometric modality with in-depth articles, specialized news coverage, and the next entry in our renowned webinar series, Continuous Identity: Why Behavioral Biometrics Are Going Mainstream.  Behavioral biometrics…

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News Roundup: Mastercard Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

News Roundup: Mastercard Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Mobile Biometrics Month to a close as we prepared to head to Las Vegas for this week’s ISC West conference and exhibition from which we will be reporting live. There was a ton of news activity in the realm of fingerprints, Samsung launched its multimodal Galaxy S8 handset, and…

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Mobile Biometrics Month 2017: The Roundup

Mobile Biometrics Month 2017: The Roundup

The end of March is upon us and with it we must bring Mobile Biometrics Month 2017 to a close. For the past five weeks we have brought you special featured coverage on the topic of mobile biometrics with interviews, live events coverage, insightful articles, and our usual brand of industry news. Here’s a look…

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News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

Last week at FindBiometrics we prepared for our first expert webinar of 2017, From Revolution to Evolution: The New Mobile Biometrics Landscape, scheduled for this Wednesday, as facial recognition made up the bulk of the industry headlines. Border control was in the news too, along with financial biometrics, as stories had us talking about identity tech…

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News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

Last week at FindBiometrics Mobile Biometrics Month 2017 continued as innovations in facial recognition dominated the news. We interviewed major industry personalities too, while border control rounded out the headlines and the industry prepared for the upcoming CeBIT and ISC West conferences.   Here is a roundup of last week’s top stories in global identity…

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Three Markets Where Mobile Biometrics Are Making a Difference

Three Markets Where Mobile Biometrics Are Making a Difference

Mobile biometric technology is more than just unlocking your smartphone with your fingerprint, face, or iris. Many of the same innovations that have made biometrics flexible and affordable enough to integrate into consumer-facing hardware have also allowed for strong biometric identity to become a more prominent aspect of vertical markets on a global scale. This week,…

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News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar Pay

News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar Pay

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to take a deep dive into the evolving world of connectivity and biometrics with our Mobile Biometrics Month 2017 coverage. The industry news was filled with more fingerprint innovation as we posted our recent interview with FPC CEO Christian Fredrikson, and the week’s headlines were rounded out with the…

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Mobile Fingerprint Biometrics And Adaptation

Mobile Fingerprint Biometrics And Adaptation

It has been four years since Touch ID popularized fingerprint biometrics on mainstream smartphones and we are now close to seeing fingerprint sensor ubiquity on mobile devices. Recent research from Acuity Market Intelligence states that there are over 500 biometric smartphone models on the market, and what’s more: they are affordable, with many landing under…

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News Roundup: Fingerprints Are All Over MWC 2017

News Roundup: Fingerprints Are All Over MWC 2017

Last week FindBiometrics was reporting live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (MWC 2017), along with our sister site Mobile ID World. The conference was filled to the brim with big fingerprint biometrics news, while elsewhere in the industry we reported on national ID, enterprise applications, and contactless modalities. Take a look back on the…

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AUDIO: FindBiometrics Speaks With GSMA’s David Pollington About Biometrics and 5G

AUDIO: FindBiometrics Speaks With GSMA’s David Pollington About Biometrics and 5G

FindBiometrics was in Barcelona this week for Mobile World Congress 2017. Tuesday morning at the conference’s Innovation City exhibit, Mobile ID World and FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill caught up with David Pollington, the GSMA’s head of Applications & Services. The conversation starts on the topic of how authentication technology fits into the 5G future outlined in…

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Mobile Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

Mobile Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

March is Mobile Biometrics Month 2017 at FindBiometrics, and what a time to take an in-depth look at one of the most rapidly evolving areas of identity and authentication technology. To get things started on the right foot, we have put together the following primer to provide you with a snapshot of mobile biometrics today.…

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Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Roundup

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Roundup

February has come to an end and with it we must bring Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017 to a close. For the past four weeks FindBiometrics has turned its focus to biometrics, authentication, and identity technology in the healthcare space, with featured articles, exclusive interviews, and breaking news coverage in this exciting vertical market. Read on…

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News Roundup: Preparing For MWC 2017

News Roundup: Preparing For MWC 2017

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month-long examination of healthcare biometrics as the industry prepared to head to Barcelona for this week’s Mobile World Congress where we will be reporting live coverage. The industry news featured its share of privacy-focused headlines, in the meantime, while stories on fingerprint biometrics, facial recognition, and national ID rounded out…

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Are Biometrics The Key to the Health IT Industry?

Are Biometrics The Key to the Health IT Industry?

by Kayla Matthews Did you know your heartbeat — the rhythm and timing in which your heart pumps — is unique to you? There are actually wearables that can measure this and convert your heartbeat into a kind of passcode. Amazing, right? Biometrics, in general, have the capacity to transform nearly every industry, one of…

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News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Month & HIMSS 2017

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Month & HIMSS 2017

Last week at FindBiometrics our Healthcare Biometrics Month coverage continued as we prepared for this week’s HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida. The industry news was filled with big contactless modality news too, while we saw innovations in IoT ID and biometric border control. Here’s a look back on all of last week’s top stories in…

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Biometrics Fighting Health Fraud

Biometrics Fighting Health Fraud

Biometrics in healthcare are on the rise according to the most recent market forecasts. According to Grand View Research, a surge in demand for biometric identity management solutions for healthcare has emerged from an increase in medical identity theft. The increased digitization of healthcare that has resulted from the needs of the Affordable Care Act…

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News Roundup: Aadhaar Versus Fraud

News Roundup: Aadhaar Versus Fraud

Last week at FindBiometrics Healthcare Biometrics Month continued as we took a look at how strong authentication and identity management can be applied outside of the realm of patient ID. The industry news, meanwhile, was filled with border control, FinTech, and automotive biometrics, while India’s government made moves to address Aadhaar fraud. Here is a look…

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Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Applications Outside of EHR

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Applications Outside of EHR

February is Healthcare Month at FindBiometrics. Last week we started our focused coverage with a primer on this month-long topic, and it became clear that the most visible area of application for biometrics in the health space is patient ID and electronic health records. But biometrics do have uses beyond properly managing patients, cutting down…

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News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Takes The Spotlight

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Takes The Spotlight

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought our 14th Annual Year in Review to a close before kicking off Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017. Major news broke as a leading fingerprint sensor company made moves to expand into multimodality, and FinTech, border control, and government applications rounded out the headlines. Here is a look back on last…

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Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: The Primer

February is Healthcare Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, wherein we are placing a featured focus on the role of identity management and strong authentication in hospitals, clinics, home care, and the connected health space. Healthcare has long been an ideal market for biometrics, given its need for technology solutions that prioritize both time-saving convenience and high…

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Year in Review 2016: An Introduction From Don Erickson, CEO, Security Industry Association (SIA)

Year in Review 2016: An Introduction From Don Erickson, CEO, Security Industry Association (SIA)

As evidenced by the FindBiometrics Year in Review, 2016 was a fantastic year for the identity management industry on a global scale. Real deployments of biometric technology across numerous vertical markets came to light, all in the name of strong authentication, better security, and greater ease of use. Beyond the obvious mainstream applications of biometrics,…

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