multifactor authentication

BioCatch: 3 Use Cases Demonstrate the Utility of Behavioral Biometrics

BioCatch: 3 Use Cases Demonstrate the Utility of Behavioral Biometrics

Earlier this month, Frost & Sullivan released a new report that emphasized the growing importance of behavioral biometrics, arguing that it “will become the main identity verification element in two factor or multifactor authentication.” Now BioCatch is following up with a blog post that highlights the more tangible benefits of the technology. In the post,…

BioTect-ID Gesture Recognition Platform Has Users Draw Their Password

BioTect-ID Gesture Recognition Platform Has Users Draw Their Password

“BioTect-ID can be used to lock down any Windows device, and represents an expansion of BSI’s existing BioSig-ID identity verification solution.” Biometric Signature ID (BSI) has announced the launch of BioTect-ID, a new identity verification solution that combines a 4-character password with gesture recognition. The platform asks users to draw their password with a finger,…

Suprema Fingerprint Readers Integrated Into AMAG Access Control Platform

Suprema Fingerprint Readers Integrated Into AMAG Access Control Platform

Suprema‘s BioLite N2 and BioEntry P2 biometric readers have now been integrated into AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Access Control platform. The biometric readers are designed primarily to support fingerprint recognition, but can also be configured to require PINs and ID cards in for particularly sensitive access control situations. Alternatively, lower-security deployments can rely on PIN- and…

ImageWare to Debut New Identity Platform at RSA 2019

ImageWare to Debut New Identity Platform at RSA 2019

“Identity IS the new security perimeter and the breadth of our Digital Identity Platform distinguishes us from basic two-factor authentication, biometric, and digital proofing companies. Our solutions are perfect for enterprises, IT Service Providers, and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) across a wide range of industries and vertical markets.” – Jim Miller, CEO, ImageWare Systems…

Behavioral Biometrics Specialist Reveals Role in DoD’s DISA Project

Behavioral Biometrics Specialist Reveals Role in DoD’s DISA Project

A Brooklyn-based behavioral biometrics specialist has revealed that it was recruited to aid in the Department of Defense’s development of a ‘proof of life’ authentication system. Called Twosense.ai, the company says it won a contract through Army Contracting Command’s Rapid Innovation Fund. The deal is valued at $2.42 million, and was actually awarded in late…

Good News: Organizations are Finally Embracing Post-Password Security

Good News: Organizations are Finally Embracing Post-Password Security

“The increase in strong authentication adoption makes sense given that while data breaches, phishing threats and regulatory pressures have risen, the financial and user experience costs associated with implementing strong authentication have decreased.” – Al Pascual, SVP and Research Director, Javelin Strategy & Research Finally, some good news about the current state of digital security:…

Experimental Authentication System Uses Speech Recognition and a Smartwatch

Experimental Authentication System Uses Speech Recognition and a Smartwatch

A pair of researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have devised a novel approach to online authentication that leverages speech recognition and a smartwatch. Dubbed ‘Listening-Watch’, the system requires a given user to download a security app on their smartwatch device. When authenticating through a PC or laptop, the computer will play a…

GAO Urges IRS to Consider FIDO Security for Taxpayer Authentication

GAO Urges IRS to Consider FIDO Security for Taxpayer Authentication

“…the GAO’s report highlights authentication solutions based on FIDO standards for their capacity to offer ‘a convenient, added layer of security when used as a second factor for accessing websites or systems that would otherwise rely on a username and password for single-factor authentication.’” The FIDO Alliance has a high-profile new supporter in the government…