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HYPR and MITRE Study Evaluates Three Biometric Modalities for Accessibility

HYPR and MITRE Study Evaluates Three Biometric Modalities for Accessibility

HYPR and MITRE have released the results of a study that examined the usability of various forms of biometric authentication for people with vision or hearing disabilities. The study leveraged HYPR’s True Passwordless Security platform, which meets the latest FIDO standards and is compatible with iOS, Android, and web applications. The study evaluated the utility…

IDnow Joins the FIDO Alliance

IDnow Joins the FIDO Alliance

IDnow has become an official member of the FIDO Alliance. The developer of the AutoIdent identity verification platform will lend its expertise to further the Alliance’s efforts to establish strong password-free security and authentication standards. “IDnow brings innovative AI-based identity verification technology and a high level of security experience to the Alliance,” said FIDO Executive…

Nok Nok and YOUNIQX Collaborate on Enhancing Multi-Factor Authentication

Nok Nok and YOUNIQX Collaborate on Enhancing Multi-Factor Authentication

“…YOUNIQX will integrate Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite into MIA to deliver multi-factor authentication solutions for the web and mobile devices.” YOUNIQX is teaming up with Nok Nok Labs to enhance the utility of its My Identity App (MIA). Through the partnership, YOUNIQX will integrate Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite into MIA to deliver multi-factor…

House Hearing Sees FIDO Standards Venerated as Solution to Financial ID Challenges

House Hearing Sees FIDO Standards Venerated as Solution to Financial ID Challenges

The FIDO Alliance received considerable praise during last week’s House hearing on Identity in Financial Services. Speaking before the US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services on behalf of the Better Identity Coalition, Venable LLP’s Jeremy Grant identified three main challenges facing modern financial institutions, and argued that FIDO standards offer potential solutions to…

Behavioral Analytics Specialist Gets FIDO2 Server Certification

Behavioral Analytics Specialist Gets FIDO2 Server Certification

Portland-based behavioral analytics specialist Acceptto has attained FIDO Alliance certification with respect to the FIDO2 server protocol. This means Acceptto’s Biobehavioral authentication platform supports both FIDO UAF 1.0 and FIDO 2.0 servers, helping to enable strong online authentication in conjunction with a given device’s biometric sensors or a PIN. Officially unveiled last November, Acceptto’s authentication…

FIDO Alliance Seeks Speakers For Authenticate 2020 Event

FIDO Alliance Seeks Speakers For Authenticate 2020 Event

“Professionals interest in speaking at the inaugural Authenticate conference are encouraged to send their proposals to FIDO’s event organizers by November 1st of this year.” The FIDO Alliance is organizing its first big industry conference, the organization has revealed; and it already has some big names on board. Dubbed “Authenticate”, it’s going to be a…

Egis Reports Revenue Jump in Q2 Results

Egis Technology has issued its Q2 results for the 2019 fiscal year, with the Taiwan-based biometrics specialist reporting a jump in revenues. The company says it saw revenues of NT 1.899 billion, an increase of 36 percent from the previous quarter, and a jump of 28 percent year over year. Earnings per share came in…

iBeta Testing Lab Gets Mastercard Accreditation

iBeta Testing Lab Gets Mastercard Accreditation

The iBeta Quality Assurance lab can officially add another certificate to its wall. The biometric testing facility has now been accredited by Mastercard, becoming a certified provider of Mastercard’s Formal Approval Services as of June. iBeta is one of the world’s leading biometric testing facilities, and is equipped to test face, palm, voice, and fingerprint…

Latest Batch of FIDO Certifications Shows Growing Ecosystem

Latest Batch of FIDO Certifications Shows Growing Ecosystem

The FIDO Alliance has released the full list of FIDO certifications that were handed out in the second quarter of 2019. Most of the new certifications focus on FIDO2 and FIDO UAF, ensuring greater interoperability as more companies adhere to the same set of standards. The full list of FIDO2 certifications includes Bank of America,…

Feitian Releases Biometric Security Token with FPC Tech

Feitian Releases Biometric Security Token with FPC Tech

Feitian is launching a new biometric security token featuring Fingerprint Cards technology. The token is called the AllinPass K33, and will be compliant with the FIDO2 standard. The token boasts of Bluetooth and NFC capabilities, which will allow it to communicate with mobile devices and PCs. That, in turn, will enable secure, biometric authentication, allowing…

PingID Authentication Platform Gets a FIDO Upgrade

PingID Authentication Platform Gets a FIDO Upgrade

Ping Identity is upgrading its enterprise-level multi-factor authentication platform to be compliant with the latest FIDO standards. PingID will soon support FIDO-certified authentication methods for Windows Hello and Touch ID, allowing users to log into their devices through facial or fingerprint recognition without the need for a password. Windows users will also be able to…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Roundup

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Roundup

There was a time – and it wasn’t so long ago – when biometric authentication was an extremely niche area of technological research and security. Indeed, until recently, the idea of scanning a fingerprint or face or eye for identification was often placed in the realm of science fiction, so far as pop culture has…

This Week’s Top Stories Look to the Biometric Future

This Week’s Top Stories Look to the Biometric Future

This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ most popular biometrics news articles finds a very forward-looking assortment. Three of our top five articles looked forward to anticipated biometric trends, while a fourth assessed an ongoing growth trend for the most important standards program in the authentication industry. Back to those anticipated trends, though: Two of this week’s…

Swiss IT Institute Becomes Third FIDO-Accredited Biometrics Lab

Swiss IT Institute Becomes Third FIDO-Accredited Biometrics Lab

“Now that it has succeeded in becoming an accredited FIDO biometrics lab, Idiap is poised to play an increasingly important role in the broader digital security fight…” The Idiap Research Institute – a Swiss IT research organization – has become the third accredited testing center for the FIDO Alliance’s Biometrics Component Certification Program. Affiliated with…

Brief: Mobility Rules This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories

Brief: Mobility Rules This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories

The mobile sector has been an increasingly prominent one in the larger biometrics market since the Apple’s game-changing launch of Touch ID back in 2013, and with new innovations like Face ID and in-display fingerprint scanning, it shows no signs of slowing down. So it’s no wonder that FindBiometrics’ roundup of this week’s top biometrics…

HYPR Joins FIDO Alliance Board of Directors

HYPR Joins FIDO Alliance Board of Directors

HYPR is the latest company to be appointed to the Board of Directors for the FIDO Alliance, with company co-founder and CTO Bojan Simic stepping up to serve as HYPR’s official delegate. “HYPR believes that FIDO standards provide enterprises with a powerful framework for securing their customers and employees without the use of passwords,” said…

FIDO Alliance Continues to Gain Traction in 2019 with Major New Certifications

FIDO Alliance Continues to Gain Traction in 2019 with Major New Certifications

The FIDO Alliance has continued to gain traction in 2019, and is increasingly becoming the security standard that tech manufacturers are expected to meet before competing in the modern marketplace. At least, that’s the takeaway from the list of companies that achieved some form of FIDO certification in the first quarter of the year. The…

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