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INTERVIEW: Jim Sullivan, SVP, Strategy and Business Development, BIO-key

INTERVIEW: Jim Sullivan, SVP, Strategy and Business Development, BIO-key

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Jim Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, BIO-key. The interview begins with highlights from BIO-key’s exciting and productive 2017, as well as discussion of the financial biometrics market, before taking a deep-dive into the company’s enterprise operations. O’Neill and Sullivan delve into the nuances of implementing…

Hackers Aren’t Ahead, We Are Behind: BIO-key CEO

Hackers Aren’t Ahead, We Are Behind: BIO-key CEO

In the wake of this month’s Equifax data breach, BIO-key CEO Mike DePasquale is urging readers of his company’s blog, “Don’t Get Mad, Get Furious”. Clearly exasperated, DePasquale argues that the breach – and the many others that followed it – don’t so much illustrate that hackers are a step ahead of us, but rather…

IBIA Calls for Privacy Shield Negotiators to Develop Strong, Clear System

IBIA Calls for Privacy Shield Negotiators to Develop Strong, Clear System

As US and EU Commission negotiators work to develop their Privacy Shield agreement on data transfer standards, the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has issued a statement calling for a “strong, mutually beneficial, easily understood privacy system” that “will help kindle a sense of trust in matters requiring sharing of critically important data such as…

Apple Pay Data Reveals Biometric Payment Insights

Apple Pay Data Reveals Biometric Payment Insights

Interesting new data on Apple Pay is emerging from Phoenix Marketing International. In a new report, the marketing services firm outlined its most recent findings. Among them is the fact that in-app purchases make up a considerable proportion of Apple Pay’s credit card transactions: a survey conducted after the first year of Apple Pay’s service…

Fujitsu Truedentity Integration Leverages PalmSecure

Fujitsu Truedentity Integration Leverages PalmSecure

In a new partnership, Fujitsu has integrated OpenLimit’s data protection technology into its flagship biometric identification system. The resulting Fujitsu PalmSecure Truedentity platform leverages both Fujitsu’s palm vein biometrics scanning and OpenLimit’s Truedentity data transmission security. It’s a development aimed at better protecting the biometric identity data collected and transmitted via Fujitsu’s biometric system. Its…

INTERVIEW: Peter Went, CEO, WCC

INTERVIEW: Peter Went, CEO, WCC

Interview with Peter Went, CEO, WCC Smart Search and Match Identity goes beyond biometrics, and in the global identity management industry we are beginning to see a shift toward a broader, more accurate understanding of who an individual is. This is thanks, in large part,  to the reemergence of biographics as an important identifier. FindBiometrics…

Fujitsu Develops Randomized Biometric Encryption System

Fujitsu Develops Randomized Biometric Encryption System

Fujitsu has developed a new method of encrypting biometric data, the company has announced. Representatives discussed the technology today at the International Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security (FPS 2015) in France. In essence, it’s a simple concept: Fujitsu’s system converts biometric data into randomized numbers, making a cryptographic key. While other such systems are…

HYPR: OPM Hack Attack Shows Dangers of Centralized Data Storage

HYPR: OPM Hack Attack Shows Dangers of Centralized Data Storage

In the wake of the OPM hacking scandal, HYPR is promoting its security solution as a means preventing such occurrences in the future. In a recent blog post, the company notes that the Office of Personnel Management lost the fingerprint biometric data of about 5.6 million people in the security breach, and asserts, “This is what…

NEC to Showcase Smart City Data Security at GovWare Conference

NEC to Showcase Smart City Data Security at GovWare Conference

NEC is planning to promote a new data protection solution at this week’s GovernmentWare (GovWare) conference in Singapore, the company has announced. NEC is promoting it as a smart cities solution, offering particular value to municipal governments seeking to store data virtually. In a press release, NEC explained that its new technology concept is designed to secure…

UK Home Office Backs ‘Coercion’ to Get Migrants’ Biometric Data

UK Home Office Backs ‘Coercion’ to Get Migrants’ Biometric Data

Britain’s Home Office is backing a hardline stance on the part of the European Union to get the fingerprint data of illegal immigrants. As asylum-seekers continue to reach the continent from across the Mediterranean, EU members are seeking to make fingerprinting compliance compulsory. That means that ‘coercion’ can be used to get those fingerprints, meaning…

Nigerian President Calls for Biometric Data Centralization

Nigerian President Calls for Biometric Data Centralization

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is calling on his government’s various agencies to start sharing biometric data. He asserts that the duplicate efforts of numerous agencies are wasteful, and that citizens’ biometric data could be efficiently managed centrally by the National Population Commission. Biometric technology has indeed enjoyed quite a bit of popularity in the country.…

Aite Highlights NuData as Leader Behavioral Analytics

Aite Highlights NuData as Leader Behavioral Analytics

Aite Group, a market research firm specializing in the financial services sector, has released a new report on digital fraud mitigation. In it, research director Julie Conroy finds that there is a growing place for behavioral analytics systems such as the one offered by NuData Security. The research was conducted this past spring and involved…

MacB to Show Off ‘Discrete Biometrics Collection’ System

MacB to Show Off ‘Discrete Biometrics Collection’ System

Macaulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) a provider of national security solutions, is going to be demonstrating some of its technology at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) next week. The event is a showcase for advanced technology for the global defense industry. In a press release, MacB CEO Sid Fuchs said his company is “very proud…