Last week at FindBiometrics physical access control and FinTech were the biggest topics, as we brought you live reporting from Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen and ISC West in Las Vegas. Physical Access & Enterprise month kicked off in the featured articles section with a primer on April’s featured topic too, while FIDO, national ID, and fingerprints rounded out the headlines.
Here’s a look back on all the top news from the week that was:
Last week FindBiometrics was reporting straight out of Copenhagen where Money20/20 Europe was taking place and company president Peter O’Neill hosted a biometrics in finance panel. Morpho (Safran) was demonstrating its Scan & Pay solution that takes advantage of the MorphoWave contactless fingerprint scanning technology, Diebold was showing off its advanced Irving ATM concept, and we got a look at TOC Biometrics’ Approve app. The keynote stage was something to watch too, especially for those interested in biometrics and ID, as MasterCard went on record regarding the role of digital identity in financial inclusion and Samsung Pay revealed that more advanced biometrics are coming to its mobile wallet.
ISC West 2016
Meanwhile in Las Vegas, FindBiometrics contributing editor Darrell Geusz was reporting from the showroom floor on the trends in mobility, biometrics, identity, and security. The event, which traditionally helps dictate the conversation around physical access control for the rest of the year, brought with it its usual glut of announcements, integrations, and product launches. Suprema, BioConnect, EyeLock, SRI Identity, Fujitsu, and MicroStrategies all had their share of headlines.
Take a look at the links below to see the big news from ISC West 2016, as well as some of our notable observations on the showroom floor.
Physical Access & Enterprise
Physical access wasn’t solely confined to Las Vegas last week. FindBiometrics launched our latest featured topic, Physical Access & Enterprise Month, with a primer. Over the next few weeks we will be taking an in depth look at biometric security in the workplace. Registration is now open for the webinar that will serve as the culmination of our April focus. Last week we also published a video interview with Rob Douglas, founder and CEO of BioConnect, and we reported on the latest security integration of VIRDI’s biometric tech.
National ID, Border Control
Morpho (Safran) celebrated a major national ID milestone in India last week, as we learned that Aadhaar has now enrolled one billion people. Gemalto launched its ID Verification platform, and a mobile visa enrollment service was launched in the UK, while details emerged surrounding a hack attack in the Philippines that may have compromised the biometric data in Comelec’s database.
Fingerprint Cards (FPC) was making news last week with a number of smartphone sensor integrations as well as the announcement that it has upgraded its own biometric algorithm. Additionally, the company announced that its AGM has been scheduled for May 4, 2016. Precise Biometrics was in the fingerprint news too last week, involved in some of the same integrations as FPC and also because of its latest licensing agreement with MStar Semiconductor.
FinTech Outside of Copenhagen
Financial biometrics weren’t just confined to Money20/20 Europe last week. Wells Fargo was recognized for its use of mobile biometrics with a Monarch Innovation Award, and Barclays finally enabled Apple Pay for its customers. We saw new research regarding the driving factors in the retail POS biometrics market too, while Morpho announced a major touring demonstration of financial biometrics that it is embarking on with Visa Europe.
Getting Certified, Behaving Authentically
Finally, last week’s news was rounded out with TeleSign announcing its Behavior ID solution, NetBio receiving FBI approval for its rapid DNA product, and FIDO announcing that there are now 150 FIDO Certified products on the market.
Stay posted to FindBiometrics throughout the week as we continue to bring you the best in identity management news. Don’t forget to sign up for our upcoming webinar, Biometrics, Access Control and the Enterprise of Tomorrow, and be sure to follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss a thing.
April 11, 2016 – by Peter B. Counter