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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…

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