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, FIDO certification, and more.
Take a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management:
FindBiometrics at ISC West
Biometrics were a huge part of last week’s ISC West conference, which brought with it major product launches and demonstrations in the biometric access control realm. FindBiometrics was reporting straight from the exhibition floor, with interviews featuring the big names in biometric security. Check out our complete coverage below, featuring audio interviews and image galleries of ISC West highlights.
Behavioral Biometrics Month Begins
April is Behavioral Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, and to start things off right we published a primer on the exciting new modality. Our featured focus on behavioral biometrics will culminate April 26 with the next entry in our renowned webinar series featuring new research from Acuity Market Intelligence and an expert panel discussion. Learn more about the upcoming webcast event and meet the panelists at the link below.
Fingerprints were a big news-maker last week, starting with the launch of BQ’s newest mobile handset which features an FPC sensor running Precise Biometrics software. Zwipe announced growing interest from smart card manufacturers aiming to integrate biometrics into their products, and a new update enabled Touch ID security on Apple iWork files. In the meantime we reported on a new fingerprint sensor from CrucialTec aimed at Internet of Things applications. Read about all those stories and more at the links below:
NEC Biometrics Solutions, a major name in contactless biometrics including facial recognition, announced last week that it has rebranded as NEC Advanced Recognition Systems. NIST issued a new report outlining the limits of current facial recognition technology, having concluded its recent F.I.V.E. evaluation. Meanwhile, EyeLock announced it has received approval for its 45th patent, this one describing a system that combines iris recognition and facial recognition. Check out last week’s top contactless biometrics news:
FIDO certification made headlines last week. HYPR Corp achieved the milestone for the server component of its authentication platform, and FacePhi announced that its Selphi mobile face biometrics solution achieved UAF certification from the strong authentication alliance.
Christchurch Airport in New Zealand is trying out a family friendly biometrics screening system from Safran Identity & Security, we reported last week. Biometrics screening is being expanded in Canada too, with Vancouver Airport set to deploy 90 new automated kiosks this spring. In India, authorities are exploring the possibility of linking domestic flights to the Aadhaar national ID program, and in the United States a coalition of sheriffs unanimously voted to expand its use of biometric technology at the US-Mexico border.
All of that and more made up last week’s biometric border control news:
Nigeria and Biometrics
Nigeria’s use of biometrics for national ID purposes made headlines last week, with a UN official calling for the centralization of the countries’ various independent biometric ID databases. Meanwhile, the National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria renewed its contract with Safran Identity & Security as it proceeds with upgrading its ABIS.
Australian bank ANZ announced that this summer it will be launching voice biometrics authentication for high-value mobile transactions. This summer will also mark the launch of Sumitomo’s mobile biometrics app, powered by Daon’s Identity X platform. In biometric mobile wallet news last week, Samsung Pay was made available in Early Access to United Arab Emirates customers.
Here are last week’s biggest biometric FinTech headlines:
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