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 on smartphones to border control news.
Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management
For the second year in a row biometric tech was a huge topic at Money20/20 in Las Vegas, and FindBiometrics played an important role in bringing the booming technology to the forefront of discussion. FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill hosted a panel last Monday that helped set the tone for the very biometrics focused FinTech conference. New product launches were abound, with facial recognition, behavioral analysis, voice and mobility all taking their share of the spotlight. The turnout was massive to the event and the biometrics panel, with Money20/20 yet again helping show how important strong authentication has become in the financial services industry.
Here are the top Money20/20 headlines from last week:
Mobile Identity Month
Mobile Identity Month came to a close last week with our look at how mobility and biometrics converge outside of the consumer markets. We also ran an interview with Håkan Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics, and reported on Crossmatch’s newest products: DigitalPersona Mobile ID and DigitalPersona Commander.
Fingerprint biometrics news spanned a wide range of topics last week, with Fingerprint Cards (FPC) and Precise Biometrics announcing their technologies on a new Huawei phone. NEXT Biometrics also made headlines with its new Spanish distributor and the news that its sensors will be included on 2016 products from Dell. InvenSense announced its ultrasonic fingerprint imaging solution for CMOS-MEMS and SecuGen announced its HamsterPro 20 now leverages SAP Systems’ bioLock capabilities.
Here’s how fingerprints factored into the news last week:
Eyeprints were in the news last week with a new smartphone from UMI launching with the EyeVerify technology in tow. Meanwhile, RSA announced that it added Eyeprint ID security to its mobile SDK.
In mCommerce news outside of Money20/20, last week we reported on Samsung Pay’s support from Verizon, the Google Play Store’s leveraging of fingerprint scans for transaction authentication and Radius Bank’s embrace of Apple Pay. Meanwhile, a new report surfaced predicting that biometric transactions will reach $5 billion by 2019.
The European Commission will now require all Indian visitors to register their fingerprint biometrics and Australia is mulling the implementation of cloud-based biometric passports. Here’s how the border control news went last week:
Finally, multimodal solutions were in the news last week too, with Daon launching an upgraded version of it’s Identity X platform, which readers will know as the solution behind USAA’s mobile biometric sign-on. FST Biometrics announced the latest in its access control solutions as well, with the launch of IMID Access 3.0.7. NEC Corporation made the news as well, with the announcement of its UC Summit 2015 plans, which include showing off its multimodal Smart Enterprise concept.
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November 2, 2015 – by Peter B. Counter