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Money20/20 Coming To Europe Thanks To North American Success

Money20/20 Coming To Europe Thanks To North American Success

Today, Money20/20 LLC – the organizer of its eponymous payments and financial services industry event – announced that it will be launching Money20/20Europe with an inaugural conference date set for Spring 2016. According to Anil D. Aggarwal, co creator of Money20/20, the expansion of the event into Europe is a logical next step after three…

Money 20/20 Announces Speakers In Biometrics Panel

This November in Las Vegas the payments industry will be converging on the Money 20/20 conference. Running from November 2nd to the 5th, the event is expected to host more than 7,000 attendees including over 600 CEOs from around the world as they celebrate and discuss the newest innovations in money. This year, the event…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Border Control, Biometric Payment and Multi-Modal Month

This past week at findBIOMETRICS was filled with a diverse selection of news, a nice convenience considering that the wide range of topics, applications and technologies is the focus of our first ever Multi-Modal Month. We saw some leadership changes at Precise Biometrics, a number of border control stories, the birth of a new company,…

France Interbank Network Evaluating Biometric Payment Options

France Interbank Network Evaluating Biometric Payment Options

The Groupment des Cartes Bancaires CB is France’s national interbank network, and it is looking to biometrics for a next generation payment method that is both secure and simple. As such, it is currently evaluating the use of biometrics in payment transactions, eyeing a Natural Security Alliance defined strong authentication standard that it is expected…

Reality, Meet Biometrics – findBIOMETRICS Year in Review Part 1

Reality, Meet Biometrics – findBIOMETRICS Year in Review Part 1

January 16, 2014 – by findBIOMETRICS Staff Reality, meet biometrics. The whirlwind that was 2013 saw strong authentication hitting an unprecedented level of public popularity, but at what point did biometrics become so real? As part of our 11th annual industry survey, we asked a wide range of experts int he identity management community the…

Remember This Face: Can Face Recognition Replace Passwords On PCs?

Remember This Face: Can Face Recognition Replace Passwords On PCs?

December 13, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter      Contrarians, detractors and those who generally resist or object to the post-password paradigm being heralded in by consortia such as FIDO, the Natural Security Alliance and NSTIC stand by password logins, shielding their stance with arguments that nothing beats a good old fashioned password. This…

The Mobile Biometrics Market Landscape, Fingerprints in Vaccination and BIO-key’s Strong Financial Position – findBIOMETRICS Industry News Roundup: Nov 11-15

The Mobile Biometrics Market Landscape, Fingerprints in Vaccination and BIO-key’s Strong Financial Position – findBIOMETRICS Industry News Roundup: Nov 11-15

November 17, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter      As this week came to a close BIO-key International released its financial results for Q3 2013, and with it some encouraging news: thanks to a number of private placements and the growing interest in mobile biometrics, the fingerprint solutions company has found itself in its…

Ontario Government Recognizes Natural Security As Privacy by Design Ambassador

Authentication standard provider Natural Security announced Tuesday that the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada has appointed it the title of Privacy by Design Ambassador, joining an international pantheon of organizations and individuals dedicated to privacy when it comes to developing new technologies. Changes that have been proposed to data protection regulation, along with…


Lille- 29th May 2013- Natural Security announces results of the first ever pilot of a new payment method incorporating payment cards, biometrics and mid-range contactless technology.  In partnership with Banque Accord, BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, Groupe Auchan, Ingenico and Leroy Merlin, the extensive pilot was carried out in France from October 2012…

San Jose State University First to Implement Biometric Access Control

Natural Security has today announced a new partnership with US based Spartan Shops to implement biometric authentication at San Jose State University (SJSU) in California. This first of its kind implementation will see SJSU students carrying a unique personal device or a mobile phone that uses biometric information stored on a secure element. Biometric authentication…

findBIOMETRICS Year in Review 2012

This is our 10th Anniversary Year in Review and the response this year was our largest ever with 68 companies/industry experts responding to our questionnaire!

yir2k12Thanks to all on our expert panel. This is the largest yearly global snapshot of our industry and over the past 10 years we have seen so many changes. The industry is entering into a serious growth phase right now. So many companies are reporting new markets, new verticals, new and innovative product lines, new partnerships and new deployments…several in the hundreds of millions of enrollees. There is a clear indication that GROWTH is where we are heading over the next 5 years. I can’t wait to see what the Identity and Biometrics world will look like then.

We received responses from Canada, Spain, Russia, China, Ireland, Brazil, Hong Kong, Sweden, Germany, UK, Israel, France, Korea, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Lithuania, Singapore, Japan, Italy, Malaysia and the USA.

Participants include:

Iris ID Systems Inc., MorphoTrak, Lumidigm, IBIA, 3M Cogent, Cross Match Technologies, MITRE, Aware, Lockheed Martin, SmartMatic, ZKTeco, Northstar Recruiting, San Jose State University, Greenbit, NEC, Suprema, Daon, IEEE, WCC Smart Search and Search, Digital Persona, MorphoTrust, FaceFirst, Avalon Biometrics, AOptix, Natural Security, Agnitio, ekey Biometric Systems, Innometrics, Smart Sensors, Identification Technology Partners, Fingerprint Cards, IriTech, BIO-key, Cognitec, SIC Biometrics, SRI International, Creative Information Technology, Accenture, TBS- Touchless Biometric Systems, Raptor ID, ipsiti, Secunet, FST21, Biocertification, Nuance Communications, Neurotechnology, Precise Biometrics, Acuity, SecurLinx, Imageware, Speech Technology Center, Unisys, Speed Identity, HSB, Authenware, Human Recognition Systems,  Koehlke, IdentiMetrics, Fulcrum,  SecuGen, Integrated Biometrics, realtime, Voice Security Systems, M2SYS, SOFTPRO, Biometrie-Online.Net, ievo and Fujitsu Frontech North America. 

I hope you enjoy reading the 2012 Year in Review!  

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Natural Security and Discover Financial Services Pilot Hands-Free Biometric Solution for Payments

Strong authentication technology specialist, Natural Security has inked a deal with Discover Financial Services (Discover), one of America’s largest payments companies, to experiment with the Natural Security solution. The deal will see Discover integrate Natural Security’s universal, hands-free biometric strong authentication solution, enabling its customers to execute fast, simple, convenient, highly secure payment transactions via…

CARTES Present This Year’s Innovations Live Demos

Mobile payment, identification or urban mobility smart technologies are taking an increasing part of everyday life. Exhibitors from the smart technology industry will make the most of CARTES 2012 Exhibition and Conference and present their innovative devices and solutions through live demos. Urban Mobility: UINT will introduce and make in live demos of uBike card…

findBIOMETRICS at the 2012 Biometric Consortium Conference

findBIOMETRICS is pleased to bring our readers the following exclusive video interviews from the Biometric Consortium Conference 2012 which was held in Tampa, Florida on September 18 – 20th.

Supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA), the Biometrics Consortium Conference and Technology Expo are focused on Biometric Technologies for Defense, Homeland Security, Identity Management, Border Crossing and Electronic Commerce. The Conference features two and a half days of presentations, seminars and panel discussions with the participation of national and internationally recognized experts in biometric technologies, system and application developers, IT business strategists, and government and commercial leaders.

Interview with Cédric Hozanne, CEO and André Delaforge, Marketing Manager, Natural Security

altNatural Security was launched in 2006 in Lille in the north of France. It is a project based on the business requirements from large retailers and banks to improve existing authentication methods for payment and non-payment transactions. The initial business requirement from retailers was to speed up the execution of payments at the checkout. Whilst banks needed a way to authenticate their customers when completing a secure transaction such as home banking. In addition, the transaction execution needed to be simple, highly secure and provide a unique user experience whatever the situation and the personal device form factor used.

fB: Can you describe your product for us please?

NS: Natural Security positions its technology as a "de facto" standard for end-user authentication. The transaction execution is very simple: you just put your finger on a biometric reader connected to a POS an ATM or a PC and your biometric is securely sent to your personal device. This will verify your biometric data and confirm that you are the person you claim to be. The transaction is executed over a contactless interface so that you don’t need to handle the device during the process.

fB: So you don’t have to pull something out of your pocket to execute the transaction?

NS: Exactly. You don’t need to handle the personal device at all. You just need to carry it in your pocket or bag.

fB: Is the biometric data for the fingerprint stored on the personal device?

NS: Yes, our technology requires that biometric data be stored on…

Taztag, First Manufacturer to Integrate Specifications from Natural Security

Natural Security, a pioneering provider of powerful authentication technology, and member of the international Biometric Alliance, today announces the first generation of natural security based devices. These devices are the first results of the partnership with TazTag, a specialist in contactless technology, as announced earlier this year. The products include a personal device that stores…

Natural Security Chosen as a Florin Award Finalist

Natural security has been selected as one of five finalists by the EPCA (European Payments Consulting Association) and will compete for the prestigious "Florin" Awards on the grounds of innovations in the transaction services industry and broad industry appeal. As a nominee, natural security will be eligible for three "Florins": "Winner Jury Vote," "Winner Community…