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Biometric CCTV Surveillance Deployed in Malaysian State

Biometric CCTV Surveillance Deployed in Malaysian State

China-style biometric surveillance has come to Malaysia, with authorities in the state of Penang announcing a new CCTV surveillance system that is based on facial recognition. As Channel News Asia reports, the technology comes by way of IBM. It will be applied to video feeds from 767 surveillance cameras deployed throughout the state, with police…

Microsoft Reduces Biometric Bias (But Won’t Say How Much)

Microsoft Reduces Biometric Bias (But Won’t Say How Much)

Microsoft’s face scanning technology is now better able to determine the genders of subjects with darker skin tones, the company has announced. In a post on its AI Blog, Microsoft explained that it had reduced its system’s error rates by “up to 20 times,” and specified that for women the error rates had been reduced…

IBM Developing Huge Public Dataset to Help Eliminate Bias from Facial Recognition

IBM Developing Huge Public Dataset to Help Eliminate Bias from Facial Recognition

“IBM is going to release a dataset of 36,000 facial images that will be equally distributed across a range of ethnicities, genders, and ages.” As the competition to develop sophisticated facial recognition systems continues to escalate, IBM is preparing to make a decidedly counterintuitive move, with plans to release a huge dataset for training facial…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2018: How Familiarity and Fun Builds Confidence in Consumer Biometrics

Mobile Biometrics Month 2018: How Familiarity and Fun Builds Confidence in Consumer Biometrics

Apple sparked the mobile revolution in 2013 with the launch of Touch ID, and since then biometric authentication has become a mainstream technology. Fingerprint sensors in particular became almost as ubiquitous on smartphones as front-facing cameras and microphones. Now, nearly five years since that fateful Cupertino keynote, the consumer mobile biometrics space is practically unrecognizable.…

Millennials Are Lax On Passwords, But That’s Where Biometrics Come In: Study

Millennials Are Lax On Passwords, But That’s Where Biometrics Come In: Study

“…75 percent of millennials said they are comfortable using biometrics now, compared to the general average of 67 percent, and 58 percent for those over the age of 55.” Consumers are more concerned than ever about digital security, and millennials are leading the charge to replace the password with biometrics, suggest the results of a…

GoVerifyID Comes to IBM Security App Exchange

GoVerifyID Comes to IBM Security App Exchange

ImageWare‘s GoVerifyID biometric identity management system is now available on the IBM Security App Exchange, the company has announced. The latter platform is a virtual marketplace offering various third party solutions compatible with the IBM Security technologies. GoVerifyID became eligible for the marketplace thanks to its compatibility with IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM), which was…

ImageWare Systems to Post Q3 Results on Nov. 9

ImageWare Systems to Post Q3 Results on Nov. 9

“…ImageWare said that the Q3 results will be published prior to a 5:00 p.m. ET conference call in which the corporate update will be discussed.” ImageWare Systems will post its Q3 corporate results on November 9th, the company has announced. The results will arrive soon after ImageWare showcased its GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for IBM Security Access…

IBM Among Zelle’s New Technology Partners

IBM Among Zelle’s New Technology Partners

The Zelle payments network now has four new technology partners – ACI Worldwide, CGI, D3 Banking Technology, and IBM. In a statement announcing the partnerships, Early Warning Services, the payments network’s provider, indicated that its new partners “will provide design, development and integration solutions and services to accelerate the adoption of Zelle at their financial…

ImageWare to Demo GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for ISAM at Money20/20

ImageWare to Demo GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for ISAM at Money20/20

“At Money20/20, ImageWare will showcase how its platform can be used to enable voice-, fingerprint-, and selfie-based authentication for end users through ISAM…” ImageWare Systems will demo its GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM) at this year’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, the company has announced. While ImageWare first announced the GoVerifyID…

GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite Gets ‘Ready for IBM Security Intelligence’ Designation

GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite Gets ‘Ready for IBM Security Intelligence’ Designation

” For organizations that are security-conscious enough to already be using IBM Security Access Manager, the prospect of the easy integration of an enterprise-focused multimodal biometric authentication platform will prove appealing.” ImageWare Systems‘ GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite has received “Ready for IBM Security Intelligence” certification, the company has announced. The designation means that ImageWare’s biometric authentication…

K(NO)W Identity Conference: Decentralizing Digital Identity

K(NO)W Identity Conference: Decentralizing Digital Identity

The inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference is currently underway in Washington, DC, and FindBiometrics is there in person at this great meeting of the leading minds in global identity technology. K(NO)W is unique as a trade show, operating on a high conceptual level rather than drilling down into a specific vertical where digital identity is used.…

Peer Recognition Sheds Light on IBM Scientist’s Cutting-Edge Work in Digital Security

Peer Recognition Sheds Light on IBM Scientist’s Cutting-Edge Work in Digital Security

An IBM computer scientist is gaining new prominence as he works on cutting-edge identity solutions for his employer. At the recent Eurocrypt 2017 conference, Dr. Jan Camenisch was named a Fellow of the Association for Cryptological Research for his work in the field, Camenisch having published over 120 papers and holding 127 patents. The recognition…

IBM Sets New Speech Recognition Record

IBM Sets New Speech Recognition Record

IBM has broken an industry record with its speech recognition technology, reaching a word error rate of 5.5 percent. It’s a considerable accomplishment given that the company attained a word error rate of 6.9 percent only half a year ago. More importantly, it has broken the record of a rival, with Microsoft researchers having reached…

IBM Watson Turns to Cyber Crime Sleuthing

IBM Watson Turns to Cyber Crime Sleuthing

“Watson for Cyber Security complements other sophisticated offerings in IBM’s digital security portfolio, including IBM Trusteer Pinpoint Detect, a system that uses machine learning and behavioral biometrics to scan for threats from connected users…” IBM has adopted its famous Watson artificial intelligence program for digital security, and already has 40 clients on board for a…

IBM Dives Into Behavioral Biometrics

IBM Dives Into Behavioral Biometrics

IBM is diving into the emerging field of behavioral biometrics with a new upgrade for its digital banking security system. Called IBM Security Trusteer Pinpoint Detect, the system now uses machine learning to build profiles of how users interact with their devices. Those profiles are based on subtle gestures such as how a given user…

Multiple Clients to Highlight BIO-key Tech at HIMSS 2016

Multiple Clients to Highlight BIO-key Tech at HIMSS 2016

Ten of BIO-key‘s clients are going to showcase its biometric authentication solutions at this year’s HIMSS conference, the company has announced. It’s a significant opportunity for promotion of the technology. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is a non-profit organization concerned with improving healthcare through innovative IT solutions, and its yearly conference provides companies like…

BIO-key and Avnet Enter ASL Agreement

BIO-key and Avnet Enter ASL Agreement

Today, fingerprint biometrics and secure authentication company BIO-key International announced that it has entered into an Application Specific Licensing (ASL) agreement with Avnet, a global IT solutions distributor. The deal will see IBM middleware integrated with BIO-key software. The aim it toward accelerating sales to customers in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. BIO-key chairman…