behavioral biometrics

ID R&D Solution Can Identify a Voice with 1-2 Seconds of Natural Speech

ID R&D Solution Can Identify a Voice with 1-2 Seconds of Natural Speech

“What’s more, the system is highly accurate, offering an Equal Error Rate of 0.3 percent on microphones and 0.6 percent for speech collected through a telephone.” ID R&D has upgraded IDVoice, its voice recognition system. The company says that IDVoice can now identify a speaker within one to two seconds of natural speech, making it…

Zighra Adapts Passive Authentication Solution to FIDO2

Zighra Adapts Passive Authentication Solution to FIDO2

“In a statement, Zighra suggested its FIDO2 adaptation was particularly well-timed given the recent implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).” Zighra has adapted the on-device version of its authentication platform to comply with the FIDO Alliance’s latest standard, the Ottawa-based company has announced. Its solution revolves around behavioral biometrics, tracking how…

Government Contract Aggregator Carahsoft to Help Plurilock Reach US Gov’t Sector

Government Contract Aggregator Carahsoft to Help Plurilock Reach US Gov’t Sector

Plurilock is aiming to further extend its reach in the government market through a new partnership with Carahsoft. Based in Virginia, the latter is a major contract holder with both the GSA Schedule and NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) contract acquisition programs. The company describes itself as a government contract aggregator for its technology…

Experian Maintains Biometric Focus with Acuant Partnership

Experian Maintains Biometric Focus with Acuant Partnership

Experian is bringing yet more biometric capabilities to its CrossCore anti-fraud platform, thanks to a new partnership with Acuant. The latter is bringing to the table its AssureID solution, which combines document reading with facial recognition in order to match end users against their government-issued IDs. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies suggested…

Behavioral Biometrics Can Plug Hole in PSD2 Security: BioCatch

Behavioral Biometrics Can Plug Hole in PSD2 Security: BioCatch

With the European Union’s big new privacy and data protection regulations now in place, EU citizens are now equipped with greater security than ever. But these protections aren’t watertight, with one particular flaw in the PSD2 regulation coming under BioCatch‘s magnifying glass. In a new blog post, the company points out that under PSD2 third-party…

“Biometrics are Accepted as the Premium FinTech Experience” – FindBiometrics Takes Authentication to Amsterdam for Money20/20 Europe

“Biometrics are Accepted as the Premium FinTech Experience” – FindBiometrics Takes Authentication to Amsterdam for Money20/20 Europe

“Now that biometrics are accepted as the premium FinTech experience, we can get down to the real work,” said FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill, addressing the audience for “Breaking the compromise between security and convenience” – the FindBiometrics panel at Money20/20 Europe. Focused around the concept of ‘Identity First’, the panel brought together leaders in biometrics…

INTERVIEW: Zighra CEO Deepak Dutt at Money 20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Zighra CEO Deepak Dutt at Money 20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

On-device authentication has been a hot topic here at FindBiometrics, and it’s the same story at this year’s Money 20/20 Europe, now in full swing in Amsterdam. User authentication and a password free internet are all major topics being discussed at Europe’s largest FinTech event and FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill is on the scene and…

Money20/20 Europe: Mastercard Uses Biometrics To Secure Trust

Money20/20 Europe: Mastercard Uses Biometrics To Secure Trust

FindBiometrics is reporting live from Money20/20 Europe this week, and today biometrics hit the stage. As we’ve seen with other Money20/20 global events, biometrics are becoming a key component in the future of financial identity, and today Mastercard Chief Security Solutions Officer Ajay Bhalla offered insight into how biometric technology fits into his company’s initiatives to…

VASCO Rebrands as OneSpan, and Grows with Dealflo Acquisition

VASCO Rebrands as OneSpan, and Grows with Dealflo Acquisition

VASCO Data Security International is changing its name and expanding its business. The company is now called OneSpan, and it has acquired an e-signature specialist. OneSpan’s major flagship offering moving forward will be its Trusted Identity, or “TID”, platform. It isn’t entirely new, comprising its existing portfolio of fraud detection and authentication solutions such as…

Database Services Change Points to Growth for BioCatch

Database Services Change Points to Growth for BioCatch

“The data points not only to booming business for BioCatch, but increasing excitement over behavioral biometrics more broadly.” BioCatch has reconfigured its back end infrastructure, in a move that reflects growing interest in the company’s behavioral biometrics platform. The news comes by way of Redis Labs, whose Redis Enterprise VPC database-as-a-service solution is now being…

Researchers Say Gait Recognition System Offers 99.3% Accuracy

Researchers Say Gait Recognition System Offers 99.3% Accuracy

Researchers at the University of Manchester are proposing the use of gait recognition in airport screening. As detailed in a recent report in the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) journal, the researchers, led by The University of Manchester’s Dr. Omar Costilla Reyes, developed a system that can operate through floor sensors,…

On-Device Authentication Month: 8 Expert Interviews About FIDO Authentication

On-Device Authentication Month: 8 Expert Interviews About FIDO Authentication

Next week FindBiometrics and the FIDO Alliance are presenting the latest entry in our expert biometrics webinar series. On Wednesday May 30 at 11 AM Eastern Time, On-Device Authentication Month will culminate in this 45 minute live event featuring a FIDO update from Alliance Executive Director Brett McDowell and a dynamic panel conversation with executives…

BioCatch Joins ForgeRock Trust Network

BioCatch Joins ForgeRock Trust Network

“BioCatch delivers results across the identity ecosystem, from the account creation stage, to the login and beyond, providing a powerful layer of actionable intelligence and continuous authentication to protect against the most intractable identity challenges that our customers are facing today.” – Ben Goodman, VP, Global Strategy and Innovation, ForgeRock BioCatch has found a new channel to…

Account Takeover Increased Tenfold in 2017: NuData

Account Takeover Increased Tenfold in 2017: NuData

“The trends underline the value of authentication solutions based on behavioral biometrics, which are able to run passively in the background of authenticated sessions.” NuData Security is publicizing some worrying trends from data collected from its behavioral biometrics platform. One is a jump in “high-risk” security events, which reached 40 percent in 2017. The company…

Arvato Invests in Behavioral Biometrics Specialist SecuredTouch

Arvato Invests in Behavioral Biometrics Specialist SecuredTouch

Arvato Financial Solutions has invested in behavioral biometrics specialist SecuredTouch as part of a larger partnership between the firms. In a statement, the firms were vague about the details of the investment and their partnership, asserting only that Arvato “has chosen to strategically invest in online security and decided to partner with Israeli-based SecuredTouch.” The companies…

Humaniq Upgrades Biometric Security of Cryptocurrency App

Humaniq Upgrades Biometric Security of Cryptocurrency App

“Such security precautions are vital to an app like Humaniq. Launched toward the end of last year, the platform allows users to trade the company’s HMQ cryptocurrency…” Humaniq has upgraded the biometric security of its eponymous cryptocurrency app. Thanks to new ‘bioID’ settings, the app uses behavioral biometrics to assess patterns in user activity. If…

BioCatch Chairman Becomes Its CEO

BioCatch Chairman Becomes Its CEO

The chairman of BioCatch‘s board of directors has now been named the company’s CEO. Howard Edelstein became the behavioral biometrics specialist‘s chairman in 2016, the same year that Eyal Goldwerger took on the role of CEO. In a statement announcing Edelstein’s new appointment as CEO, the company called him a “FinTech industry luminary”, highlighting his…

RELX Group to Acquire ThreatMetrix for £580 Million

RELX Group to Acquire ThreatMetrix for £580 Million

RELX Group has made a deal to acquire digital identity security specialist ThreatMetrix. The IT services firm intends to acquire the entire issued share capital of ThreatMetrix for £580 million in cash. The plan is to fold ThreatMetrix into RELX Group’s Risk & Business Analytics division, and for good reason. ThreatMetrix’s flagship platform, the Digital Identity…

BioCatch Introduces Behavioral Biometrics to Wider Audience

BioCatch Introduces Behavioral Biometrics to Wider Audience

An industry insider is making the case for behavioral biometrics to the wider world in a new essay for Forbes. Penned by BioCatch co-founder, CTO, and VP Avi Turgeman, the article proclaims that machine learning and behavioral biometrics are ‘a match made in heaven‘. Addressing an audience that is likely pretty unfamiliar with the emerging…

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