biometric authentication

Unisys Study Highlights the Importance of Data Security for Hong Kong Banking Customers

Unisys Study Highlights the Importance of Data Security for Hong Kong Banking Customers

A new report from Unisys suggests that data security is crucial for Hong Kong banking customers. The regional study looked at people’s banking preferences in Australia, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong, and found that the majority (61 percent) of those in Hong Kong cited safety as their primary criteria when searching for…

Apple Pay Brings Biometric Mobile Payments to Iceland

Apple Pay Brings Biometric Mobile Payments to Iceland

The Apple Pay network continues to expand. The tech giant has announced that its biometrically secured mobile wallet platform is now available in Iceland, launching with support from the Icelandic banks Arion Banki and Landsbankinn. More banks are expected to add support for the platform in the not-too-distant future. To use Apple Pay, Arion Banki…

ImageWare CEO Notes Growing Interest in Biometrics in Q1 Update

ImageWare CEO Notes Growing Interest in Biometrics in Q1 Update

ImageWare has issued its Q1 results for 2019, delivering a status quo net result alongside a spike in revenues. With respect to the latter, ImageWare brought in $931,000 in the quarter, compared to $716,000 in Q1 of 2018 – an increase of 30 percent. Its net loss, meanwhile, was $3.6 million, the same as in…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Rise of FIDO

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Rise of FIDO

As we suggested in our Primer for On-Device Biometrics Month, a lot of companies have embraced the idea of performing biometric authentication entirely on a user’s device, and making sure the user’s data stays there. But in this particular area of digital security, there may be no more important organization than the FIDO Alliance. Founded…

Biometric Tech Enhancement, Partnerships Drive Ipsidy Growth in Q1 Update

Biometric Tech Enhancement, Partnerships Drive Ipsidy Growth in Q1 Update

“Our identity platform offers mobile biometric services that work great on their own and even better together,” – Philip Beck, Chairman and CEO, Ipsidy Ipsidy has reported its results for the first quarter of 2019, showing a dramatic year-over-year improvement for the biometric identification specialist. Revenues for the quarter ended March 31st came in at…

UNHCR’s Biometric IDs Help Protect Refugees from Itself

UNHCR’s Biometric IDs Help Protect Refugees from Itself

The United Nations’ refugee agency has been vocal about the benefits of biometric identification for those in its charge for years, but recently the organization invoked this technology in its own defense. The UNHCR was responding to an extensive investigative report from NBC alleging widespread corruption at the refugee agency. Usually this involves bribery in…

Benefits Program Enrolls Indian Farmers with Mantra’s Iris Recognition

Benefits Program Enrolls Indian Farmers with Mantra’s Iris Recognition

The Government of India is using biometric tech to implement a new program that will provide monetary support to small farmers in the country. The program is called Pradhan Mantri Samman Nidhi Yojana (or PM-Kishan Yojana), and provides eligible farmers (those with less than two hectares of land) with 6,000 rupees every year. To receive…

New Dell Latitude Computers Feature Biometric Security Tools

New Dell Latitude Computers Feature Biometric Security Tools

Dell has unveiled the latest iteration of its Latitude series of computers, offering a raft of new features to enterprise-level customers. In addition to the expected performance upgrades – including better connectivity and battery life – Dell is delivering biometric security tools to better address the data safety concerns of modern employees.      Specifically, the…

Biometric Authentication Makes LastPass Account Recovery a Breeze

Biometric Authentication Makes LastPass Account Recovery a Breeze

LastPass has upgraded its iOS and Android apps to better serve its increasingly mobile user base. In the case of a forgotten master password, the password manager will now allow users to complete the entire account recovery process using only their mobile device thanks to a new software update that incorporates secure biometric authentication. To…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

‘On-device biometrics’ is probably one of the most important concepts in today’s digital security landscape, yet it’s also an idea that is not widely understood by everyday users. It refers to a question that a lot of people don’t even think of – where does my biometric data go when it’s scanned? It’s a crucial…

New Aware White Paper Outlines Enterprise Security Challenges, and Biometric Solutions

New Aware White Paper Outlines Enterprise Security Challenges, and Biometric Solutions

“Work will continue to change, but identity will always remain a fundamental element of enterprise security.” That observation is key to the perspective offered in Aware, Inc.‘s newest white paper, “Enterprise Security in the Age of Remote and Mobile Work”, a newly published resource offering a compelling assessment of the enterprise security landscape in the…

OneSpan Protects United Bulgarian Bank with Biometrics

OneSpan Protects United Bulgarian Bank with Biometrics

OneSpan has found a new client for its mobile security services. The company has announced that the United Bulgarian Bank is now using both Cronto and its Mobile Security Suite to safeguard its six-month-old mobile banking app. “We want to improve and expand the use of our digital channels, especially mobile,” said Iliyana Voynova, the…

Ipsidy Grants Access to Security Company in Peru

Ipsidy Grants Access to Security Company in Peru

Ipsidy is bringing its biometric identity technology to a new partnership with Boxer Security, S.A., a private security firm operating in Peru. Boxer provides its clients with a raft of security services that range from perimeter control and fleet transportation to consulting and events, and will be using Ipsidy’s Access platform to ensure employees make…

Cyleron Launches New Keyboard Biometrics Platform

Cyleron Launches New Keyboard Biometrics Platform

The AI software firm Cyleron has launched a new behavioral biometrics security solution designed for corporate customers. Dubbed CyleronCentry, the new platform uses keyboard biometrics and machine learning to build a user profile based on the typing habits of an employee. That profile can then be used as a template to provide ongoing passive authentication.…

FPC On Solid Footing After Challenging Year, Says CEO in Annual Report

FPC On Solid Footing After Challenging Year, Says CEO in Annual Report

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has issued its Annual Report for 2018, detailing a difficult year that the company has nevertheless been able to navigate effectively. In his commentary in the report, Fingerprints CEO Christian Fredrikson is upfront about the challenges the company has faced, noting that a 30 percent drop (compared to 2017) in the Average…

Sony Patent Adds Biometric Sensor to PS5 Controller

Sony Patent Adds Biometric Sensor to PS5 Controller

Sony is finally sharing details about the highly anticipated PlayStation 5, but the latest bit of news comes from a recently disclosed patent rather than the company itself. The details are complicated, but the concept is relatively straightforward. The patent would insert a biometric sensor into the body of the standard PS5 controller. The sensor…

Enterprise Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Enterprise Biometrics Month: The Roundup

As the biometrics revolution has continued to accelerate over the last several years, the enterprise sector has proven to be one of the ripest areas of adoption. Businesses and other organizations have always had particular security needs, and in the past these have been met with solutions like office keys and security guards. But as…

Amazon Requests Selfie Authentication from its Delivery Drivers

Amazon Requests Selfie Authentication from its Delivery Drivers

Amazon is hoping to raise accountability and reduce fraud with a new policy that requires Amazon Flex delivery drivers to take a selfie to confirm their identity. The new requirement specifically applies to Amazon Flex drivers working as independent contractors, who make deliveries with their personal vehicles. This is not the first time that a…

UK’s First Blockchain-Based Home Sale Facilitated by Yoti’s Biometrics

UK’s First Blockchain-Based Home Sale Facilitated by Yoti’s Biometrics

Yoti is further illustrating the versatility of its digital identity platform with the news that the UK government’s housing department has used it in a trial of blockchain-based home sale. Part of Her Majesty’s Land Registry’s ‘Digital Street’ R&D program, the blockchain home sale was facilitated in partnership with Yoti, Premier Property Lawyers, Barclays, ShieldPay,…

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