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Nigerian Authorities to Register Citizens’ Biometrics in 2018 Census

Nigerian Authorities to Register Citizens’ Biometrics in 2018 Census

“[Bio-Metrica is] going to provide handheld devices that can collect citizens’ fingerprint and facial biometrics, and its CRS is going to be used to manage that data.” Authorities in Nigeria are planning to employ biometrics in a nationwide census, and Bio-Metrica is providing the technology platform, the company has announced. The country’s National Population Commission…

Uniken to Present REL-ID Platform at Money20/20

Uniken to Present REL-ID Platform at Money20/20

Uniken will demonstrate its REL-ID digital security solution at this year’s Money20/20 conference, the company has announced. In a statement announcing its participation, the company explained its platform as a “patented security protocol that binds identity and channel to ensure that user, application, and device posture and identity are verified before access to applications is granted.”…

CU Wallet Selects AnchorID Multi-Factor Authentication Solution

CU Wallet Selects AnchorID Multi-Factor Authentication Solution

CU Wallet, a Los Angeles-based consortium offering digital money services to over 100 regional and community financial institutions, has selected AnchorID to provide the multi-factor authentication capabilities of its platform. AnchorID says its solution is able to leverage a wide range of authentication factors, with biometrics including voice, iris, hand, ear, gait, and even ear recognition.…

On-Device, Multi-Factor Approaches – and Better Tech – Can Thwart Biometric Spoofing: NNL

On-Device, Multi-Factor Approaches – and Better Tech – Can Thwart Biometric Spoofing: NNL

Nok Nok Labs is weighing in on the security of facial recognition authentication systems in the wake of recent spoofing claims from a team of University of North Carolina researchers. Using images collected from social media, the researchers developed 3D face models that could then be used for authentication, succeeding in their spoofing attempts with…

iovation Leverages LaunchKey Tech to Offer Flexible Authentication Solution

iovation Leverages LaunchKey Tech to Offer Flexible Authentication Solution

In a bid to dramatically extend its presence in the authentication market, iovation has acquired LaunchKey and is, accordingly, launching a new authentication solution that takes advantage of the companies’ combined technologies. iovation recently won some industry acclaim in The Golden Bridge Awards for its device-based Customer Authentication platform, which uses trusted devices to enable low-friction…

INTERVIEW: Rich Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

INTERVIEW: Rich Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Rich Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch. The conversation begins with recognition of the company’s 20th anniversary and an overview of Crossmatch’s efforts to reorganize into two distinct business segments. The interview then goes on to deal with Crossmatch’s involvement in two extremely important vertical markets right now—FinTech and refugee ID programs—before concluding…

DoD, “Five Eyes” Partners Prepare Multi-Factor Authentication Standard

DoD, “Five Eyes” Partners Prepare Multi-Factor Authentication Standard

The US Department of Defense is preparing to adopt sophisticated multi-factor authentication across the board, reports FedScoop. Speaking at the 2016 Federal Forum, Pentagon CIO Terry Halvorsen said that the DoD plans to replace the Common Access Card—a smart card currently in broad use for personnel authentication—within two years, save for some potential physical access…

Multimodal Biometrics to Gain ‘Widespread Acceptance’ by 2020: Technavio

Multimodal Biometrics to Gain ‘Widespread Acceptance’ by 2020: Technavio

Market research firm Technavio sees growth in the cards for the ‘global advanced authentication market’. In a new report, the firm predicts a CAGR of 17 percent between this year and 2020. By ‘advanced authentication’, Technavio means multi-factor and biometric solutions, and in making its market calculations the firm considered revenues from offerings like biometric…

BioConnect Partners with UK Distributor Norbain

BioConnect Partners with UK Distributor Norbain

BioConnect has partnered with a new UK distributor. Specializing in access control, IP, CCTV, and intruder detection solutions, Norbain is now offering customers multiple BioConnect products. One of those is, of course, the flagship BioConnect identity platform, which offers multi-factor authentication via technologies including fingerprint scanning. Norbain is also offering the compatible BioStation A2 and…

Biometrics Protect Solar Energy Management App

Biometrics Protect Solar Energy Management App

Solar energy company SunLink has launched a new mobile app that could dramatically change how its customers handle operations and maintenance for their solar projects. Called VERTEX, the system is available on iOS, and grants users access to real-time data on solar projects. The idea is to rein in O&M costs in solar power, a…

BioConnect Upgrades Flagship System

BioConnect Upgrades Flagship System

BioConnect has announced an update for its flagship biometric identity platform. In a statement, the company explained that while previous updates to its eponymous system have revolved around enabling integrations with other companies’ access control platforms, version 3.6 “focuses on improved performance and reliability to enhance the overall user experience.” The platform now employs more…

NCSA Expands Digital Security Info Session Tour

NCSA Expands Digital Security Info Session Tour

“The additional NCSA information sessions will be facilitated with help from new partners and IT training specialists CompTIA, Logical Operations, and New Horizons.” The nonprofit, government-backed National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has added 15 cities to its “Get Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life” tour in support of raising public awareness about digital security.…

New Intel Processor Line Features Multi-Factor Security Platform

New Intel Processor Line Features Multi-Factor Security Platform

Intel has launched its newest processor product line, the 6th Generation Intel Core vPro. In addition to improvements in performance and design, the new product family has a strong security focus, with biometrics in the mix. The company calls its new security platform Intel Authenticate and, borrowing concepts from the likes of the FIDO Alliance,…

News Roundup: The Gender of Fingerprints

News Roundup: The Gender of Fingerprints

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Financial Biometrics Month to a close with a roundup of all the featured articles, event coverage and industry news dealing with commerce from November. We also saw a great deal of fingerprint news, government announcements, and even novel innovation in the discovery that latent fingerprints can be used to…

Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on TrulySecure 2.0

Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on TrulySecure 2.0

TrulySecure 2.0 was released this morning and I recently had a chance to speak with Sensory’s CEO, Todd Mozer, about what’s new with this latest update. New And Improved TrulySecure is one of the flagship biometric solutions from Sensory, Inc. A biometric software platform, TrulySecure offers face and voice based biometric authentication on mobile devices, leveraging…

Webinar: Mobile Biometrics & Digital Identity

Webinar: Mobile Biometrics & Digital Identity

New research from Acuity Market Intelligence predicts massive growth for the global mobile biometrics market. Valued at $1.6 Billion in 2014, the firm predicts that the market will grow at a CAGR of 67 percent and hit a whopping $34.6 billion in 2020. This is not just big news for the identity industry, it’s good…

Congressman Seeks Crossmatch’s Biometric Expertise

Congressman Seeks Crossmatch’s Biometric Expertise

As government scrutiny of biometrics technology intensifies, Crossmatch is getting ready for a visit from a senior lawmaker. It should be a friendly one, though; Congressman Mike Honda, of Silicon Valley, is planning to meet the company’s leadership to gain a better understanding of how multi-factor authentication can help to keep data organizations’ data secure.…

INTERVIEW: Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

INTERVIEW: Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

Interview with Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Richard Agostinelli, CEO of Crossmatch. The conversation begins with an update on the company’s acquisition of Digital Persona, which was one of last year’s biggest news stories, and continues on about the interest Crossmatch is receiving in its Altus solution thanks to…

Crossmatch Enhances Multi-Factor Authentication Platform

Crossmatch Enhances Multi-Factor Authentication Platform

Today, Crossmatch announced that its DigitalPersona Altus  multi-factor authentication platform has been upgraded, receiving enhanced functionality. The strong multi-factor solution, which leverages biometric, token and passcode security factors, has been expanded to facilitate greater ease of use, and more robust mobile credentialing, as well as greater biometric reader compatibility. “DigitalPersona Altus is a strong, multi-factor authentication…

HYPR Submits 3-Factor Solution for NIST Testing

HYPR Submits 3-Factor Solution for NIST Testing

Biometric security developer HYPR Corp. has submitted a three-factor biometric authentication system for testing with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the company has announced. Its aim is to have its HYPR Token approved with respect to some of the most widely respected security standards in the world. More specifically, the HYPR…

Biometric IoT Security Platform Coming From HYPR

Biometric IoT Security Platform Coming From HYPR

HYPR Corp. is launching a new security platform for the Internet of Things. Called the Biometric Security Integration Kit, it’s an end-to-end solution that can secure both devices and applications. The Kit will be launched this summer in North America and Europe. It’s meant to be an embedded, under-the-hood security solution that the company calls…

Fingerprint Biometrics Factor into Bitcoin Wallet

Fingerprint Biometrics Factor into Bitcoin Wallet

A new device is aiming to offer comprehensive security for bitcoins, reports Romain Dillet in a TechCrunch article. Called Case, the credit card-shaped product is aiming to prevent any further data breaches against bitcoin users. The device features a robust security apparatus employing a fingerprint sensor, a small screen, and a GSM chip. In order…

Daon Highlights Success of Biometrics in USAA Mobile App

Daon Highlights Success of Biometrics in USAA Mobile App

Identity and authentication solutions provider Daon is highlighting the success of its client USAA. In a case study, the company is looking at how its IdentityX mobile biometric authentication system has helped the military-focused financial services organization to achieve its goals in providing users with mobile access that employs high-tech security. The multimodal system uses…

News Roundup: Preparing For ISC West

News Roundup: Preparing For ISC West

This past week at FindBiometrics Physical Access Month continued as we prepared to head to Las Vegas for next week’s ISC West conference. HIMSS 2015 is also next week, and as such healthcare was also prominently featured in the news. Of course, we had the obligatory fingerprint news too, as well as multi-factor innovations and headlines concerning…

KSI to Showcase New ePrescription Platform at HIMSS 2015

KSI to Showcase New ePrescription Platform at HIMSS 2015

Healthcare technology developer Key Source International (KSI) has unveiled a new ePrescription device, which it will showcase at the 2015 HIMSS Conference. Called the KSI-1900 DuoID pod, the device meets DEA standards and includes a FIPS 201-certified biometric sensor as well as a Wave ID dual band PcProx RFID badge reader. Speaking in a press…

Early Warning To Acquire Authentify

Early Warning To Acquire Authentify

Risk management and fraud prevention company Early Warning has announced that it is buying Authentify, Inc. The companies have signed a definitive agreement to that end, and the deal is set to close in the immediate future. Early Warning is expecting the acquisition to have a major payoff in enhancing its platform of digital channel…

BIO-key to Announce Q4 and 2014 Results on March 20

BIO-key to Announce Q4 and 2014 Results on March 20

Fingerprint biometrics company BIO-key International has announced that it’s going to release its fourth quarter and total 2014 financial results on Friday, March 20. The company will also hold a conference call that day at 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time. Investors are likely keen to find out the results, given the company’s recent activities: At the Mobile…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobile World Congress Goes Biometric

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobile World Congress Goes Biometric

This week all eyes were turned to Barcelona, Spain, for Mobile World Congress 2015, which featured more biometrics technology than ever before. With MWC throwing its weight behind digital identity there is no better time to take an indepth look at biometrics in mobile applications. That being the case, we kicked off Mobile Month at…

Patent Portfolio Adds Chemical Analysis to Fingerprint Biometrics

Patent Portfolio Adds Chemical Analysis to Fingerprint Biometrics

ICAP Patent Brokerage has announced a new patent portfolio that contains a novel method of biometric identification. Developed by inventor Theodosios Kountotsis, the system uses a combination of fingerprint recognition and chemical analysis. The general idea is to add the functionality of chemical analysis to on-site fingerprint scanning using an electronic device. For example, a…

Voice Month: 5 Unique Applications of Voice Biometrics

Voice Month: 5 Unique Applications of Voice Biometrics

It’s week three of Voice Month here at FindBiometrics in which we are exploring the world of hands free authentication through our featured articles and upcoming webinar. If you’ve read our previous featured articles on voice biometrics, you will have likely come to the conclusion that the modality of the month is nothing if not…

Voice Month: The Place For Voiceprints

Voice Month: The Place For Voiceprints

The Sound of Your Voice Voice recognition is becoming an incredibly popular biometric authentication method thanks to the spread of connectivity and the gradual shift to a post-password paradigm. As we explored in last week’s Voice Month primer, voice recognition can serve a wide range of applications, seeing deployment in criminal ID, on cell phones…

Sensory Brings Multi Factor Biometrics To Android Devices

Sensory Brings Multi Factor Biometrics To Android Devices

Tweet: Have you seen the #NewFindBiometrics ? The site that you depend on for all your #biometric news has a fresh new look! Check it out now http://ctt.ec/vKauZ+ #Biometrics Today, Sensory has announced the release of its AppLock software through the Google Play Store. Aiming to to offer a solid, convenient and secure solution to…