Welcome to FindBiometrics’ digest of identity industry news. Here’s what you need to know about the world of digital identity and biometrics today:
Redrock Biometrics Brings Palm Authentication to PopID Platform
PopID has added palm-based authentication to its biometric payments platform. Thus far, PopID’s PopPay platform has enabled end users to confirm a transaction at participating merchants with a face scan, negating the need to present a payment card, cash, or any other hardware token. Palm-based authentication is now available as an alternative, with PopID explaining in a statement that it’s the result of a “partnership with PalmID.” The latter is a palm-scanning authentication system offered by San Francisco-based Redrock Biometrics.
Xage Announces IAM Solution for Critical Infrastructure
Xage Security has announced a new Identity and Access Management solution aimed primarily at protecting operational technology and industrial control system environments — in other words, critical infrastructure. Dubbed “Multi-layer Identity and Access Management”, the solution was built with a focus on interoperability. As Xage explained in a statement, the solution can be used to orchestrate IAM security “across multiple identity providers, Microsoft AD instances, network security levels, and locations.” It’s also designed to enable support for passwordless and biometric authentication, as well as authentication using security keys.
Zerify Nets Another New Client
Annie Damato & Associates, a financial consulting agency based in New Jersey, has become Zerify’s latest client, embracing the Zerify Meet secure video conferencing platform for discussions with clients. Zerify Meet supports the use of biometric authentication to verify participants on a given video call. It was recently adopted by the drug development advisory firm Rosa & Co., thanks to a reseller agreement established between Zerify and Visualnet Media.
FindBiometrics to Host Air Travel Webinar
FindBiometrics has announced a new expert webinar focused on digital identity in air travel. Dubbed “How to Build Aviation’s Identity-First Future”, the webinar will feature NEC Corporation of America’s VP of Advanced Recognition Systems, Jason Van Sice, and SITA Americas CTO Sherry Stein, with FindBiometrics Editor in Chief Peter Counter to host the discussion. Topics will include the current role of digital ID in air travel, how identity technologies are transforming the sector, and the importance of privacy, interoperability, and collaboration, among others. The event is slated to begin at 11 a.m. Eastern on May 4, with registration now open and completely free of charge.
Sweden’s BankID Announces New Mobile ID
Sweden’s BankID, a digital ID company owned by a consortium of seven of the country’s banks, has announced a new mobile ID system that will act as proof of age when buying alcohol, and proof of identity at the post office, with plans to extend its functionality to other retail services. But it will not be accepted as proof of identity in dealings with government authorities. Swedes wishing for a mobile ID with that kind of functionality may have to wait until the conclusion of an official inquiry into digital ID announced near the end of last year, which is expected to produce a final report in May of 2024.
UK Bank Warns Twins Against Face ID Login
NatWest is cautioning twin sibling not to trust each other. The United Kingdom-based bank recently sent messages to customers informing them of the availability of Face ID as a means of authentication when accessing their accounts remotely, asserting that the facial recognition system is “both fast and secure.” But NatWest also cautioned, “If you have an identical twin we recommend you log into the app using your passcode instead of Face ID.” A spokesperson for the bank later elaborated that NatWest’s guidance on the issue “is in line with Apple’s own advice about Face ID advanced technology.”
April 21, 2023 – by Alex Perala
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