identity verification

NIST Launches Three New Biometric Databases to Aid Identity Verification Research

NIST Launches Three New Biometric Databases to Aid Identity Verification Research

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the release of three new biometric databases aimed at helping accelerate the development of more secure and accurate biometric identification systems. The databases — knows as SD 300, SD 301, and SD 302 — contain different types of biometric data collected at different times including…

Acuant ‘on Track’ for Record Revenues in 2019

Acuant ‘on Track’ for Record Revenues in 2019

Acuant is celebrating a successful year, announcing that it’s on track for record revenue generation for 2019. In a statement, the privately held company did not disclose hard numbers pertaining to its sales, but asserted that 2019 will likely prove to have been “a record year in revenue generation”. The IAM specialist added that it’s…

Onfido CEO Argues Digital Identities Can Reduce Hate Speech on Social Media

Onfido CEO Argues Digital Identities Can Reduce Hate Speech on Social Media

Onfido is arguing that identity verification technology can help reduce misinformation and hate speech in online spaces. Company Co-Founder and CEO Husayn Kassai makes the case in a guest article for the Forbes Technology Council, suggesting that people would be more reticent to express hateful views if they knew that they could be traced back…

AU10TIX Gets $20M More in VC Funding

AU10TIX Gets $20M More in VC Funding

Customer onboarding and KYC specialist AU10TIX has brought in $20 million in VC funding. The investment comes by way of Fund Oak HC/FT, and has been poured into ABC Technologies B.V., AU10TIX’s parent company. In announcing the funding, AU10TIX emphasized the growth in the identity and document verification market in which it specializes, suggesting that…

Onfido Provides Mobile Onboarding for b-sharpe Currency Exchange

Onfido Provides Mobile Onboarding for b-sharpe Currency Exchange

The Swiss company b-sharpe has turned to Onfido for secure onboarding and identity verification. b-sharpe is an online currency exchange platform that provides individuals and businesses with transparent pricing for currency exchanges. The company has cleared 1 billion Swiss Francs in transactions for 14,000 customers, and claims to save those customers around 70 percent when…

Yoti Explains the Basics of Biometric Authentication

Yoti Explains the Basics of Biometric Authentication

Yoti is trying to make the biometric authentication process a little more comprehensible for its users. Data Protection Officer Emma Butler has detailed the theory and the intent behind the company’s selfie authentication technology in a new post on the Yoti blog, explaining how it uses a facial recognition scan to create a biometric template…

Onfido to Leverage ID Expertise in Fraud-focused Presentation

Onfido to Leverage ID Expertise in Fraud-focused Presentation

Identity verification specialist Onfido is preparing to share some expert insights with an upcoming webinar event. Entitled “5 identity fraud predictions for 2020”, the hour-long webinar is slated for Thursday, November 14th starting at 2:30pm GMT. The webinar follows the publication of Onfido’s 2019 Global Fraud Index, in which the company’s analysis concluded that an…

Acuant Announces Enhanced Image Capture and Liveness Test

Acuant Announces Enhanced Image Capture and Liveness Test

Acuant, a global provider of identity verification solutions, announced Friday it has enhanced its image capture and liveness detection technologies, that form the core of their key services Acuant AssureID and Acuant Face. Their image capture services allow for the automatic recognition of the document type being presented, being able to distinguish between a driver’s…

Yoti Stamps Galaxkey Emails with an Extra Layer of KYC Security

Yoti Stamps Galaxkey Emails with an Extra Layer of KYC Security

Yoti is looking to cut down on phishing fraud through a new partnership with Galaxkey. Galaxkey is a data protection platform that allows users to send encrypted emails that meet the highest government and banking standards. Partnering with Yoti will allow Galaxkey to provide an even greater level of trust. When sending an email, Galaxkey…

Student Nannies Verifies Babysitter IDs with Yoti

Student Nannies Verifies Babysitter IDs with Yoti

Another digital service is making use of Yoti’s secure identity verification technology. Student Nannies is a site that connects students looking for extra work to working parents looking for affordable childcare. The site allows the students to sign up for free and set their rates and availability, and allows busy parents to select a babysitter…

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Report Finds Retail Fraud Attempts have Tripled Since 2017

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Report Finds Retail Fraud Attempts have Tripled Since 2017

A new LexisNexis Risk Solutions report on the retail market has concluded that fraud is getting worse, with fraud attempts tripling since 2017. The True Cost of Fraud report examined online and brick-and-mortar sellers, and concluded that merchants paid $3.13 for every dollar lost to fraud, a number that is up 6.5 percent from last…

RefNow Leverages Yoti for ID Verification, Simplifying the Hiring Process

RefNow Leverages Yoti for ID Verification, Simplifying the Hiring Process

Yoti is teaming up with RefNow in an effort to make the hiring process less of a hassle for employers and candidates alike. RefNow is a London-based human resources company that tracks down and contacts people’s employment references, which saves companies the trouble of doing it themselves.  To use the platform, employers submit the name…

Ipsidy Launches Browser-Based Identity Portal

Ipsidy Launches Browser-Based Identity Portal

Ipsidy is trying to simplify identity verification and authentication with a new web browser interface that does not require any back-end coding or software integration. Dubbed the Identity Portal, the new platform combines Ipsidy’s flagship Proof and Verified services to enable mobile identity verification and authentication with minimal technical expertise. Proof is a mobile document…

Socure Looking to Expand its Operations in India

Socure Looking to Expand its Operations in India

Socure is increasing its presence in Chennai, India. The New York-based identity verification startup first opened its Chennai office in 2017, and is looking to double its headcount from 15 to 30 by the end of 2019, before doubling again to 60 by 2021. According to Socure CEO Tom Thimot, the Chennai branch will be…

Acuant Sends Three-Person Delegation to Identity Week in London

Acuant Sends Three-Person Delegation to Identity Week in London

Acuant will be taking center stage at the Identity Week 2019 event in London. The identity verification specialist will be sending three executives – including President and CEO Yossi Zekri – to lead panels that explore challenges associated with digital identity. Identity Week is an amalgamation of three separate shows, all of which address identity…

OneSpan Secure Agreement Automation Makes it Easier to Open Digital Accounts

OneSpan Secure Agreement Automation Makes it Easier to Open Digital Accounts

OneSpan has launched a comprehensive onboarding platform designed for financial institutions. The cloud-based solution is called Secure Agreement Automation, and it automates the entire account opening process to reduce costs and improve the end-user experience. Secure Agreement Automation runs on open APIs, and unites multiple services under one software umbrella, including eSignature, workflow and end-to-end…

Get Ready For The Digital Identity Services Market Boom

Get Ready For The Digital Identity Services Market Boom

The demand for digital identity and document verification services is expected to skyrocket as the technology continues to improve. At least, that’s the takeaway from a new report from Goode Intelligence, which predicts that the market for such tech will hit $15 billion by 2024. According to the report, identity and document verification is so…

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