Digital identity takes the spotlight in this week’s roundup of the top FindBiometrics stories. We also touch on data center security and take a brief look into the future of the biometrics industry.
Up first is a three-question microsurvey for our 19th annual FindBiometrics Year in Review report. The microsurvey asks readers about the biometric applications with the most momentum coming out of 2021, and then asks them to predict which applications will drive growth in the biometric market in the next five years. Be sure to share your thoughts, and be there to discuss the results during our Year in Review online summit on February 16!
Our next story highlights an Alcatraz AI eBook that focuses on security best practices for data centers. The eBook argues that many organizations have not invested in the physical security technology they need to protect digital infrastructure, and advocates for the use of facial recognition in modern access control setups.
On the digital ID front, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has published a pair of reports that could lay the groundwork for a comprehensive digital identity scheme. One report addresses the use of facial recognition for online identity verification, while the other explains how self-sovereign identities can give people more control over their personal information and support interoperability between EU member states.
In employment news, Chris Pick has signed on as Transmit Security’s new Chief Marketing Officer. Pick will be expected to come up with a new marketing strategy to drive the company’s expansion into international markets.
Finally, the IRS is making an ID.me account mandatory for US taxpayers that want to access online taxation services. ID.me’s digital identities will be compatible with other state and federal agencies that use the service in addition to the IRS.
Keep reading FindBiometrics to learn more about the exciting world of biometrics. You can also visit our sibling site Mobile ID World for the latest news in digital identity.
January 29, 2022 – by Eric Weiss