Biometric Security

Nok Nok Labs to Boost BBVA’s Mobile Security

Nok Nok Labs to Boost BBVA’s Mobile Security

The Spanish bank BBVA has partnered with Nok Nok Labs in an effort to strengthen the biometric security of its mobile platform. To that end, Nok Nok will outfit BBVA with a number of different authentication technologies for its mobile and online channels. The two companies did not specify exactly which authentication technologies would be covered through the arrangement,…

Former AWS Exec is IDEMIA’s New Chief Digital Product Officer

Former AWS Exec is IDEMIA’s New Chief Digital Product Officer

A former Amazon executive is now IDEMIA‘s Chief Digital Product Officer. The company has announced that David Desharnais “will lead IDEMIA’s cloud and digital platform strategy.” Desharnais joins the global identity company after serving as Amazon Web Services’ Worldwide Industries Group Head & GM, a position he held since July of 2018. Before that, he…

RealNetworks Brings on Interim CFO to Navigate Transition Period

RealNetworks Brings on Interim CFO to Navigate Transition Period

RealNetworks has announced that Mike Ensing will be stepping up as the company’s new Interim CFO. Ensing will be taking over from Cary Baker, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities after three years with the company. “We wish Cary the best in his future endeavors,” said RealNetworks Chairman and CEO Rob Glaser. “Mike is a…

abode Brings New Indoor/Outdoor Home Security Camera to CES

abode Brings New Indoor/Outdoor Home Security Camera to CES

The home security provider abode systems has unveiled a new Indoor/Outdoor Smart Camera that can be easily deployed anywhere in the home. The camera comes with a number of different mounts designed for different areas of the house. “Doorbell and external video cameras should not require a security expert to setup,” said abode Founder and CEO…

Skypatrol Leverages Ipsidy Access for New Biometric Truck Lock

Skypatrol Leverages Ipsidy Access for New Biometric Truck Lock

The fleet management company Skypatrol has integrated Ipsidy’s mobile authentication tech into a new line of biometric locks designed specifically for the trucking industry. The SkyOne lock is opened with a facial recognition scan performed through the Ipsidy Access app, which allows companies to ensure that only enrolled and authorized users are able to gain…

Florida’s Orange County Deploys BIO-key Tech to Secure Elections Process

Florida’s Orange County Deploys BIO-key Tech to Secure Elections Process

BIO-key is once again providing biometric technology to help secure the elections process in the state of Florida. This time around, the Supervisor of Elections in Florida’s Orange County will be using biometric authentication for any employees that need to gain access to sensitive voter data and election files. Orange County is the fifth largest…

Omnigo Outfits Macau Casinos with Incident Reporting System

Omnigo Outfits Macau Casinos with Incident Reporting System

Omnigo has revealed that its iTrak Incident Reporting platform has become a major component of the security infrastructure in Macau. The software solution has now been deployed by all six of the city’s primary casino operators. iTrak provides casinos with face-based surveillance tech that makes it easer to track persons of interest and respond to…

RealNetworks Expands Board of Directors

RealNetworks Expands Board of Directors

RealNetworks‘ board of directors has now grown from six to eight members. One of the newly appointed board members is a former RealNetworks employee. Tim Wan joined the company back in 2002 as its Director of Business Planning and Marketing, and didn’t depart until 2012, after serving for three years as its Chief Financial Officer.…

Comparitech Study Details World’s Most Intrusive Biometric Programs

Comparitech Study Details World’s Most Intrusive Biometric Programs

Comparitech has released a comprehensive report that evaluates the pervasiveness of biometric technology in 50 different countries. The report rated the countries based on their use (or non-use) of various technologies, as well as the legal protections those countries put in place to protect the privacy of their citizens. Each country was assigned a numerical…

Biometric Hand Scanners to be Installed at Winnipeg Police Headquarters

Biometric Hand Scanners to be Installed at Winnipeg Police Headquarters

Winnipeg Police Headquarters will have 11 biometric hand scanners installed at entrances and exits to track which officers are in the building at any given time, the CBC reports. The addition of the scanners comes as a result of a $158,000 human resources upgrade approved by Winnipeg’s city council in 2018, and will be connected to…

IriTech Promotes IriKey as Secure ID and Financial Platform

IriTech Promotes IriKey as Secure ID and Financial Platform

IriTech is highlighting the utility of the IriKey wallet for people who need to secure and transfer high-value financial assets. In a new statement, the company specifically mentions online gambling, cryptocurrency, and overseas remittances, presenting the IriKey as a more secure alternative to conventional financial platforms.   The IriKey itself is a hardware wallet with…

BioConnect Opens New Biometric Innovation Hub

BioConnect Opens New Biometric Innovation Hub

The Toronto-based biometric security specialist BioConnect has officially opened its BioConnect Labs innovation hub. BioConnect Labs will be focused primarily on R&D, and will work to develop new biometric security solutions for digital and physical spaces. The lab itself is a collaborative initiative with public and private support, including a $3.9 million investment from FedDev…

Colocation America Highlights Security Benefits of Facial Recognition

Colocation America Highlights Security Benefits of Facial Recognition

The data hosting company Colocation America pitched facial recognition as a potential solution to data breaches in a recent post on its company blog. In the post, Colocation America explained that data breaches can often be attributed to one of three reasons, each of which can be addressed with better biometric security practices. The first…

Unisys Launches SaaS Version of Stealth(identity) Platform

Unisys Launches SaaS Version of Stealth(identity) Platform

Unisys has released a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) version of its biometric Stealth(identity) platform. The new SaaS version of Stealth(identity) will make it easier (and cheaper) for small businesses to deploy the identity management and authentication platform. Stealth(identity) made its debut earlier this year, with a launch that was geared towards large enterprises. The SaaS release…

New Dynabook Windows PCs Feature Biometric Security

New Dynabook Windows PCs Feature Biometric Security

Dynabook Americas Inc. and Microsoft have partnered to release a lineup of Windows 10 Secured-core laptops that feature the latest in multimodal biometric security. The Portégé X30, Tecra X40 and Tecra X50 feature next-level hardware and software identity protection, and are among the first devices that meet the Windows Secured-core PCs requirements. “We are pleased to see the…

Daon, USL Partner to Bring Multimodal Authentication to Financial Institutions in Africa

Daon, USL Partner to Bring Multimodal Authentication to Financial Institutions in Africa

Biometrics News – Financial Services Daon and Union Systems Limited (USL) have announced a strategic partnership that will bring Daon’s biometric authentication services via their IdentityX platform to USL’s customers throughout the African market. Daon is a pioneer in methods for secure and convenient cross-channel biometric authentication. Their history of deployments include payment verification, digital…

Taiwanese Minister Orders Investigation of Megvii Following US Blacklisting

Taiwanese Minister Orders Investigation of Megvii Following US Blacklisting

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Taiwanese Economic Minister Sheng Jong-chin has ordered an investigation into Chinese company Megvii Technology following its inclusion in a list of 28 Chinese entities that were blacklisted by the US government. The investigation follows concerns surrounding Megvii’s recently acquired contract to provide a facial recognition security system at Taichung Power…

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