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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…

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…

Suprema ID Gets FAP 30 Certification for New Fingerprint Scanner

Suprema ID Gets FAP 30 Certification for New Fingerprint Scanner

“First unveiled at this year’s ID4Africa event in Johannesburg this past June, the BioMini Slim 3 lays claim to the world’s slimmest fingerprint sensor.” Suprema ID has announced that it has attained FAP 30 certification for its BioMini Slim 3 optical fingerprint scanner. A subset of the FBI’s PIV specifications, the FAP 30 certification essentially…

Tascent Posts Top Score in DHS Biometric Technology Rally

Tascent Posts Top Score in DHS Biometric Technology Rally

Tascent’s InSight Face cooperative facial recognition solution has bested its competitors in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) second annual Biometric Technology Rally. The Rally measured 14 biometric capture products in a test designed to mimic high-traffic environments like airports or other travel hubs. During the test, subjects were asked to move through an eight-foot…

Ever AI Rebrands as Paravision After Scoring Top NIST Result

Ever AI Rebrands as Paravision After Scoring Top NIST Result

The American facial recognition specialist Ever AI is formally rebranding as Paravision. The newly renamed company is also celebrating a banner performance in the latest round of the NIST’s ongoing Face Recognition Vendor Test, where Paravision’s facial recognition algorithm achieved the top spot on the 1:1 Leaderboard against 87 other vendors. “We believe that it…

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…

Nulab Embraces Security Key, Biometric Logins with WebAuthn

Nulab Embraces Security Key, Biometric Logins with WebAuthn

The software company Nulab has announced that it will be extending support for WebAuthn across its entire portfolio of collaborative software. Nulab is the developer of Backlog, Cacoo, and Typetalk. Thanks to WebAuthn, users of all three will now be able to log into their accounts with a security key or biometric authentication rather than…

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,…

SkyBiometry and Neurotechnology Upgrade Face Recognition API

SkyBiometry and Neurotechnology Upgrade Face Recognition API

“SkyBiometry is pitching the API for user authentication, access management, and attendance tracking, as well as interactive marketing and database management for companies who need to sort through a large number of photos…” The Neurotechnology subsidiary SkyBiometry has improved its facial recognition API with an upgraded algorithm that allows the platform to detect and recognize…

HID Global Gets Another Perfect Score in ISO Anti-spoofing Testing

HID Global Gets Another Perfect Score in ISO Anti-spoofing Testing

“HID Global’s multispectral imaging technology is designed to capture image data from both the surface of a fingerprint and its subsurface, helping it to detect presentation attacks that do no involve live, human fingers.” HID Global has another feather in its cap thanks to its Lumidigm multispectral imaging technology. The company has announced that its…

Aratek’s Biometric Algorithm Gets MINEX III Certification

Aratek’s Biometric Algorithm Gets MINEX III Certification

“The fact that the BIONE notched top scores serves to confirm its best-in-class status in interoperability, well as its ability to generate fast, economic, and accurate interchange of compact biometric templates.” – Samuel Wu, VP Sales, International Business Department, Aratek Aratek‘s BIONE fingerprint algorithm has attained MINEX III certification, the company has announced. The Minutiae…

Vision-Box Biometric Algorithm Boasts Top-15 NIST Performance

Vision-Box Biometric Algorithm Boasts Top-15 NIST Performance

Vision-Box has announced that its Vision-Box FR facial recognition algorithm has achieved a top-15 performance in the latest round of testing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The border control specialist did particularly well in the live-to-live recognition test set, thereby demonstrating its utility for identity verification in a high-volume setting like…

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…

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…

NEXT Biometrics and Top-Five US Payment Network Developing Biometric System-on-Card Specs

NEXT Biometrics and Top-Five US Payment Network Developing Biometric System-on-Card Specs

“It’s an important development for NEXT Biometrics, which has been keenly focused on the emerging biometric payment cards market.” NEXT Biometrics has announced that it’s working with one of the top five US payment networks to develop Biometric System-on-Card, or “BSoC”, specifications for biometric payment cards. NEXT says it has delivered technical documentation as part…

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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