behavioral biometrics

AimBrain Gets UK Patent for Biometric Context System

AimBrain Gets UK Patent for Biometric Context System

UK-based AimBrain has attained a UK patent for one of the processes involved in its biometric authentication solution. Entitled “Conditional behavioural biometrics”, the patent outlines a system that assesses the contextual conditions around a given biometric factor – background noise in a voice recording, for example, or the lighting around a face – and then…

Zighra Launches On-Device Continuous Authentication System

Zighra Launches On-Device Continuous Authentication System

Ottawa-based Zighra has launched a new continuous authentication solution. Called SensifyID, it’s “the first patented solution to run advanced machine learning and behavioral authentication algorithms entirely on-device”, according to a statement announcing its launch. The platform’s launch comes soon after Zighra announced its first US patent toward the end of this summer. It’s aimed at using…

CAS Researchers Claim Cutting Edge of Gait Recognition

CAS Researchers Claim Cutting Edge of Gait Recognition

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) say they have developed a gait recognition system that can identify an individual from as far as 50 meters. While other biometric modalities like fingerprint and facial recognition are more common, gait recognition is not unheard-of. Israel-based FST Biometrics, for example, has developed a commercial access control…

Researchers Develop Continuous Authentication For Smart Glasses

Researchers Develop Continuous Authentication For Smart Glasses

Researchers at the College of William and Mary in Virginia have developed a continuous authentication system for smart glasses devices that combines behavioral and voice biometrics. As the IEEE reports, the system, called GlassGuard, analyzes six types of user interactions with their smart glasses devices, mostly revolving around how the swipe their fingers across an…

Javelin Names NuData an Innovation Leader

Javelin Names NuData an Innovation Leader

NuData Security has won the Leader in Innovation in Identity Proofing Platform Award in Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2017 Identity Proofing Platform Awards. The awards are split into three strands – Functional, Innovative, and Tailored – with the three Leaders and multiple Contenders, Followers, and Laggards named in each category. In the Innovative category, NuData…

Behavioral Biometrics Can Counter Same Day ACH Fraud: BioCatch

Behavioral Biometrics Can Counter Same Day ACH Fraud: BioCatch

As the US shifts this week to Same Day ACH for debit payments, BioCatch is making the case for behavioral biometrics to help prevent a likely uptick in fraud. With the rule change, which takes effect tomorrow, banks are required to provide two settlement windows per day for transactions made through the standard Automated Clearing…

Plurilock Sees Rapid Growth in Wake of DoD Contracts

Plurilock Sees Rapid Growth in Wake of DoD Contracts

Behavioral biometrics specialist Plurilock has entered into a rapid expansionary phase in the wake of its recent DoD contract. The company has announced that it has opened new offices in Baltimore and New York. It has also appointed a new Director of Sales for the Atlantic Region, Neal Conlon, a former US Marine Corps engineer…

HoneyTek Systems Adopts Behavioral Biometrics Care of BioCatch

HoneyTek Systems Adopts Behavioral Biometrics Care of BioCatch

HoneyTek Systems, a Canadian business consultancy, is going to offer its customers behavioral biometrics security thanks to a new partnership with BioCatch. The latter’s technology will complement HoneyTek’s current firewall, IPS, SIEM, and cloud-based security solutions for clients. That means clients who take advantage of BioCatch’s technology will be able to remove friction from the…

Online Companies Need to Move Beyond Mere ‘Feel-Good’ Security Measures: BioCatch

Online Companies Need to Move Beyond Mere ‘Feel-Good’ Security Measures: BioCatch

Trying to verify an online user’s identity with SSO and the like “is a feel-good measure” that does little to stop serious fraudsters. That’s the assertion of BioCatch‘s vice president of marketing Frances Zelazny in the inaugural post on the company’s new blog, Fraud Stories. Zelazny’s emphasis is on the sophistication of contemporary identity fraud,…

iSign International Gets Well-Connected Advisor

iSign International Gets Well-Connected Advisor

Biometric signature specialist iSign International has signed up a new member of its Advisory Board who could help to extend the company’s reach. The new member, Dr. Alvin Rohrs, is the former CEO of Enactus, an NGO aimed at bringing entrepreneurial solutions to social issues. As iSign explained in a statement announcing Dr. Rohrs’ appointment,…

Account Takeover Attacks Shot Up 630% Between Feb. and May: NuData

Account Takeover Attacks Shot Up 630% Between Feb. and May: NuData

As the means of digital fraud grow ever more sophisticated, the subtle art of behavioral biometrics offers a truly powerful defence, argues NuData in a new blog post. According to the company’s own digital security assessments, account takeover attacks have increased by a whopping 630 percent between February and May of this year. Such attacks…

DoD, US Army to Trial Plurilock Behavioral Biometrics Solution for NETCOM

DoD, US Army to Trial Plurilock Behavioral Biometrics Solution for NETCOM

The US Army and the Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit Expermental (DIUx) will trial behavioral biometrics technology from Plurilock Security, the BC-based company has announced. The organizations will test out Plurilock’s BioTracker, a software platform designed to identify users based on patterns in how they use laptops and computers, assessing metrics related to keystrokes,…

Behavioral Biometrics Offers Powerful Tool Against Synthetic Identity Fraud: BioCatch

Behavioral Biometrics Offers Powerful Tool Against Synthetic Identity Fraud: BioCatch

Synthetic identity fraud is on the rise, and behavioral biometrics technology offers a powerful countermeasure, argues BioCatch’s Daniel Shkedi in a new post on the BioCatch blog. The idea of ‘synthetic identities’ essentially refers to the creation of fake identities based on stolen and fictitious personal data, such as the combination of a fake name…

Biometric Signature ID Expands Executive Team

Biometric Signature ID Expands Executive Team

Biometric Signature ID has expanded its leadership team with six new hires, the company has announced. Dr. Mark Sarver and David Chatham will help to lead the company’s technology and services efforts. Dr. Sarver comes from online education provider EDUKAN, BSI’s first client, for which he served as CEO; he joins the team as BSI’s…

LexisNexis Integrates BioCatch Tech Into Security Platform

LexisNexis Integrates BioCatch Tech Into Security Platform

BioCatch and LexisNexis Risk Solutions have teamed up, the companies have announced. The partnership will see BioCatch’s behavioral biometrics technology integrated into the LexisNexis Risk Defense Platform, allowing administrators to view additional risk score data pertaining to user’s innate behavioral patterns. The system will also determine whether a user is genuine or a fraudster by…

mSIGNIA Attains New Patent Approvals Supporting Digital Biometric Platform

mSIGNIA Attains New Patent Approvals Supporting Digital Biometric Platform

Nashville-based mSIGNIA has attained new patent approvals supporting its ‘digital biometric’ platform. The solution received its first patent in 2014, and another in the spring of 2016. It essentially tracks patterns in how users customize their devices, and in how they interact with their devices in terms of sending and receiving messages, visiting certain websites,…

InAuth and AimBrain Bringing Multimodal Biometrics To FinTech

InAuth and AimBrain Bringing Multimodal Biometrics To FinTech

InAuth and AimBrain are joining forces to bring sophisticated, multimodal biometric authentication to the financial services sector. The former’s InMobile platform is designed to analyze the attributes of a given user’s device for authentication. Earlier this year, InAuth announced that it was bringing biometric authentication to the platform, allowing users to take advantage of the…

BioCatch Granted Patent for Social Media RAT Trap

BioCatch Granted Patent for Social Media RAT Trap

BioCatch has won a patent for a system designed to detect remote access trojan (RAT) attacks. While the company’s behavioral biometrics technology is in general a kind of anti-RAT security solution, the system described in the newly granted patent is aimed specifically at attacks made through social media channels. In a statement announcing the patent…

Multimodal Authentication Startup Raises £4M in Series A Round

Multimodal Authentication Startup Raises £4M in Series A Round

A London-based startup offering a multimodal authentication service has raised £4 million in a Series A funding round. Called AimBrain, the startup’s eponymous platform combines facial and voice recognition with behavioral biometrics, analyzing patterns in how users type, grip their devices, and so on, for added authentication. The funding round was led by BGF Ventures, and…

Syniverse, Pinn to Answer PSD2, GDPR Regulations with Behavioral Biometrics

Syniverse, Pinn to Answer PSD2, GDPR Regulations with Behavioral Biometrics

Global transaction processor Syniverse and software developer Pinn have teamed up to offer a new security solution aimed at helping companies to comply with the European Union’s new payment and data regulations. The solution will integrate Pinn’s behavioral biometrics technology into Syniverse’s global platform, enabling continuous authentication for extra security. In a statement announcing the…

BioCatch Named in Both European and North American Red Herring Awards

BioCatch Named in Both European and North American Red Herring Awards

Behavioral biometrics specialist BioCatch has been included in Red Herring’s Top 100 awards for both Europe and North America. These are annual rankings determined by the media company, which focuses on an investor audience looking to learn about innovative companies. Commenting on this year’s results, Red Herring CEO Alex Vieux said organizers were “extremely pleased”…

Digital Clipboard Can Convert Ink-and-Paper Input to Digital Text, eSignatures

Digital Clipboard Can Convert Ink-and-Paper Input to Digital Text, eSignatures

Wacom has announced a new digital clipboard device designed to dynamically convert paper signatures to digital documents. Called the Wacom Clipboard, it features an integrated barcode reader meant to identify official documents. Paired with a PC via Bluetooth or USB, the device automatically communicates that information to the computer so that it can pull up the…

INTERVIEW: Gary Drutin, CEO, FST Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Gary Drutin, CEO, FST Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Gary Drutin, CEO, FST Biometrics. FST’s contactless biometric technology, which leverages a combination of face and behavioral recognition, has been deployed all over the globe in a variety of verticals, most recently securing access at the HydroLife center health club in Israel. The following interview begins with talk of FST Biometrics’…

Australian Tech Research Company Unveils Gait Authentication Solution

Australian Tech Research Company Unveils Gait Authentication Solution

Australian tech research company CSIRO has announced that its Data61 group has developed a system that leverages a user’s walking gait for both authentication and energy conservation. Gait-based authentication isn’t currently a common means of biometric authentication, but it has seen at least one pioneer in FST Biometrics, whose IMID system combines it with facial…

Banks Benefit from Behavioral Biometrics: BioCatch

Banks Benefit from Behavioral Biometrics: BioCatch

While banks have always seen security and fighting fraud as a key priority, they’ve also been eager to adopt innovative solutions like behavioral biometrics out of a concern for customer service and operational efficiency, says BioCatch Head of Analytics Dr. Shira Mintz. In an interview on the company’s blog, Mintz says banks are “in a…

WATCH: Expert Behavioral Biometrics Webinar

WATCH: Expert Behavioral Biometrics Webinar

Behavioral Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics culminated with an expert webinar on Wednesday, April 26. The presentation, moderated by FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill, starts with the latest market research from Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence, providing an overview of the current behavioral biometrics market. Most is then joined by Ryan Wilk, Vice President, Customer Success,…

Health Club Uses IMID Solution for Passive Member Identification

Health Club Uses IMID Solution for Passive Member Identification

“…the IMID system has been installed at HydroLife’s entrance turnstiles, automatically identifying each member as they come through.” The HydroLife Center health club in Israel has adopted FST Biometrics‘ In Motion Identification (IMID) technology for member identification. It’s a matter of efficiency and convenience. Commenting in a statement, the HydroLife Center’s CEO, Vered Libstein, explained…

Kount Adds Behavioral Biometrics to Anti-Fraud Platform

Kount Adds Behavioral Biometrics to Anti-Fraud Platform

Anti-fraud specialist Kount has integrated BehavioSec‘s behavioral biometrics technology into its SaaS platform. The integration brings a new fraud detection tool to the table, confirming users’ identities based on patterns in how they interact with their devices through activities like typing and mouse movements. In a statement announcing the integration, Kount COO Rich Stuppy explained that…

Nuance Goes Multimodal with Security Suite Platform

Nuance Goes Multimodal with Security Suite Platform

Nuance Communications has now officially expanded beyond the voice biometrics domain that has been the company’s specialty with the announcement of a new multimodal platform called Nuance Security Suite. While voice recognition still plays an important role, the platform also incorporates the behavioral biometrics technology provided to Nuance through its recent partnership with BioCatch. That…

INTERVIEW: Robert Capps, VP of Business Development, NuData Security, A Mastercard Company

INTERVIEW: Robert Capps, VP of Business Development, NuData Security, A Mastercard Company

FindBiometrics recently dedicated an entire month to behavioral biometrics, the passive modality on the rise promising to change the ways we fight fraud and authenticate users online. As one of the leading vendors in this booming space, NuData Security, a behavioral biometrics company recently acquired by MasterCard, figured prominently into our featured coverage. FindBiometrics had the…

The 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation Goes to BioCatch

The 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation Goes to BioCatch

BioCatch has won the 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation. The company was recognized for its behavioral biometrics technology, which analyzes patterns in user behavior to assess potential fraud threats, an emerging digital security field of which BioCatch has proven to be a pioneer. Commenting on the company’s win, Frost & Sullivan’s Ram…

Visa Moves Toward a Future of Ambient Authentication

Visa Moves Toward a Future of Ambient Authentication

Visa is moving gradually toward a future of “ambient authentication” for payments, reports International Business Times. That means passive authentication mechanisms that will largely go unnoticed by the consumer — behavioral biometrics like how a user interacts with a keyboard or a screen, but also patterns related to how often and how long she charges a…

Behavioral Biometrics Offers Considerable ROI: BioCatch

Behavioral Biometrics Offers Considerable ROI: BioCatch

Security based on behavioral biometrics can offer a considerable return on investment, BioCatch says. And to prove it, the company has launched an ROI calculator for organizations considering implementing the technology. In a blog post announcing the ROI calculator, BioCatch cites Experian, its new credit specialist partner, in asserting that as much as 10 percent…

Behavioral Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Behavioral Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Throughout April at FindBiometrics we have been placing a special focus on behavioral biometrics. The invisible, passive biometric modality is predicted to become a mainstream security solution by the end of this year, and judging by our Behavioral Biometrics Month featured articles, news coverage, and expert webinar, such forecasts certainly seem accurate. Here is a…

Appdome and BehavioSec Team Up on Sophisticated Mobile Authentication

Appdome and BehavioSec Team Up on Sophisticated Mobile Authentication

“BehavioSec, a member of the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA), specializes in the emerging field of behavioral biometrics; its technology analyzes users’ interaction patterns with their devices, as well as other metadata, to assess potential fraud threats” Appdome and BehavioSec have teamed up to bring more sophisticated authentication technologies into mobile apps. Appdome specializes in integrating…

FST Biometrics Celebrates ISC West Wins

FST Biometrics Celebrates ISC West Wins

FST Biometrics is celebrating a big win at this year’s ISC West security conference. Its IMID Access 4.0 platform was recognized in the 2017 SIA New Product Showcase, winning the award for Best User Authentication, Identification, Credentialling and Management Product; and it won in the Access Control – Biometrics category of Security Today’s Govies awards.…

News Roundup: Biometric Smart Cards Are Here

News Roundup: Biometric Smart Cards Are Here

Last week at FindBiometrics biometric smart cards made the biggest headlines thanks to two high profile payment solutions with embedded fingerprint sensors. The news was multimodal on the whole, with face, iris, fingerprint, behavioral, and voice all receiving coverage. Meanwhile, the clock ticked down as we continued to prepare for our upcoming behavioral biometrics webinar.…

NuData Success Stories Demonstrate Power of Behavioral Biometrics

NuData Success Stories Demonstrate Power of Behavioral Biometrics

NuData is highlighting some success stories to show how its NuDetect platform is helping to protect its clients from digital fraud. One client, a Fortune 200 company, was using NuDetect on its main eCommerce website, but hadn’t applied the technology to its loyalty program, which was being exploited by a criminal organization using an automated…

How Behavioral Biometrics Can Fight New Account Fraud

How Behavioral Biometrics Can Fight New Account Fraud

Behavioral biometrics expert BioCatch is raising the alarm over new account fraud with a new blog post. It’s a sucker-punch style of fraud in which a digital identity is stolen to create a new account that can be exploited, such as a new credit line. Citing data from Javelin, BioCatch reports that 1.5 million people…

News Roundup: A Week for Behavioral Biometrics, Fingerprints & Anti-Spoofing

News Roundup: A Week for Behavioral Biometrics, Fingerprints & Anti-Spoofing

Last week at FindBiometrics Behavioral Biometrics Month continued as we examined the anti-malware applications of the burgeoning modality. Fingerprints and facial recognition made up the bulk of the industry news, while the headlines were rounded out with stories about national ID, border control, and anti-spoofing innovation. Here is a look back on last week’s top…

Behavioral Biometrics Month: A Better RAT Trap

Behavioral Biometrics Month: A Better RAT Trap

Rats in Your Walls RAT attacks are a high profile cyber-threat. Remote Access Trojans (RATs) are a category of malware that make good on their acronym: just like a real life rodent scurrying through your walls, RATs have access to your private digital space—they are invisible intruders given access to your things. The difference is,…

NuData Nominated for European SC Excellence Award

NuData Nominated for European SC Excellence Award

NuData Security is a finalist in the European SC Awards, with its NuDetect behavioral biometrics platform nominated in the category of Best Behaviour Analytics/Enterprise Threat Detection. The Excellence Awards are organized by SC Magazine, a resource for IT security professionals, and are determined by a panel of expert judges selected by the SC Media UK editorial…

Experian to Leverage BioCatch Behavioral Biometrics in Anti-Fraud Platform

Experian to Leverage BioCatch Behavioral Biometrics in Anti-Fraud Platform

“BioCatch VP Frances Zelazny will discuss this technology in FindBiometrics’ upcoming webinar on the topic…” Credit information specialist Experian will integrate BioCatch‘s behavioral biometrics technology into its CrossCore identity security platform, the companies have announced. The technology, which assesses patterns in user behavior for authentication security, will be used to further counter the threat of…

News Roundup: Biometrics Boom at ISC West 2017

News Roundup: Biometrics Boom at ISC West 2017

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,…

Buzz Builds for Behavioral Biometrics Ahead of Expert Webinar

Buzz Builds for Behavioral Biometrics Ahead of Expert Webinar

While numerous vendors at this year’s ISC West security expo continue to demonstrate the utility of traditional biometric modalities like fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, a new kind of biometric technology is poised to take a growing place in the spotlight: behavioral biometrics. Based on the subtle behavioral patterns emerging from how users behave online…

ISC West 2017: Interview with Arie Melamed Yekel, CMO, FST Biometrics [AUDIO]

ISC West 2017: Interview with Arie Melamed Yekel, CMO, FST Biometrics [AUDIO]

Biometrics are booming at ISC West in Las Vegas this week and FindBiometrics is there on the exhibition floor. Today, FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill stopped by the FST Biometrics booth, where the contactless biometrics company is showcasing the latest upgrade to its In Motion Identification (IMID) access control platform—a frictionless security solution that identifies individuals based…

News Roundup: Mastercard Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

News Roundup: Mastercard Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Mobile Biometrics Month to a close as we prepared to head to Las Vegas for this week’s ISC West conference and exhibition from which we will be reporting live. There was a ton of news activity in the realm of fingerprints, Samsung launched its multimodal Galaxy S8 handset, and…

Mastercard to Acquire NuData Security

Mastercard to Acquire NuData Security

“NuData has proven to be one of the pioneers of the emerging behavioral biometrics approach to security.” Mastercard is going to acquire NuData Security, the companies have announced. In a statement, the companies declined to offer the terms of the agreement, but both committed to the project of integrating NuData and its NuDetect platform into…

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