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Rockwell Automation Teams With Nymi For Wearable Biometric Authentication

Rockwell Automation Teams With Nymi For Wearable Biometric Authentication

Nymi is teaming up with Rockwell Automation to bring secure biometric authentication to the latter’s ThinManager platform. Rockwell will specifically be incorporating the Nymi band, a wearable device that is able to verify the identities of users based on unique cardiac biometrics. ThinManager, meanwhile, is a Remote Desktop Server software management suite designed for modern…

Nymi Partners with Systec & Solutions for Biometric Cleanroom Access Control

Nymi Partners with Systec & Solutions for Biometric Cleanroom Access Control

“The Systec readers will be able to verify the identities of employees using the biometric information stored in the Band, so employees will be able to gain access to corporate cleanrooms without touching a keypad and dirtying their hands…” Nymi has partnered with Systec & Solutions to make its biometric authentication technology more appealing to…

New Facial Recognition Tech Enables Passive Liveness Detection

New Facial Recognition Tech Enables Passive Liveness Detection

ID R&D has announced a new biometric authentication system based on facial recognition that is entirely passive, requiring no special effort from the end user. Called IDLive Face, the solution is designed for Android or iOS apps, or for web-based apps. Users’ faces are scanned as they use the apps, and their biometrics are matched…

NuData Co-Founder Steps Up as New CEO

NuData Co-Founder Steps Up as New CEO

NuData Security’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer is taking over as the company’s new CEO. Christopher Bailey will be replacing company co-founder Michel Giasson, who is retiring after 12 years of service as the former CEO. Though the assignment is technically a promotion, Bailey co-founded NuData alongside Giasson in 2007 and is extremely…

Behavioral Biometrics Boost BlackBerry Cylance Security Platform

Behavioral Biometrics Boost BlackBerry Cylance Security Platform

BlackBerry Cylance is using behavioral biometrics to enhance its Cylance AI security platform. The new features are being introduced under the CylancePERSONA heading, and will deliver continuous authentication to its enterprise-level clients to detect and prevent fraudulent activity. “Every day, rogue insiders and external threat actors exploit valid user credentials to launch cyber attacks, so…

B-Secur Receives £4M Investment to Expand its HeartKey Operations

B-Secur Receives £4M Investment to Expand its HeartKey Operations

B-Secur has received £4M in additional funding from a group of UK and Irish investors that includes Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) and Kernel Capital, both of which supported B-Secur’s previous funding round in 2017. The cardiac biometric company hopes to use the money to expand its business and secure new partnerships to capitalize on the success of…

BioCatch Explains How Behavioral Biometrics Reduces Friction in Digital Transactions

BioCatch Explains How Behavioral Biometrics Reduces Friction in Digital Transactions

Financial security is important. It can also be frustrating when a transaction gets declined while you’re using your own credit card. According to BioCatch, false declines – that is, legitimate transactions that are flagged as potentially fraudulent – have a footprint 13 times bigger than the cost of fraud itself, a number that reflects the…

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…

DoD Now Actively Testing ‘Patterns of Life’ Mobile Authentication

DoD Now Actively Testing ‘Patterns of Life’ Mobile Authentication

“The aim is to develop a highly sophisticated authentication system that can passively identify a user without relying on any single modality.” The US military is making progress in its effort to develop a ‘patterns of life’ authentication system to replace the Common Access Cards traditionally used by personnel. According to a new FCW report,…

New Security System Passively Verifies User Identities on WhatsApp, Other Messaging Apps

New Security System Passively Verifies User Identities on WhatsApp, Other Messaging Apps

“The system is compatible with major messaging platforms including WhatsApp, Skype, Slack, Telegram, and Signal…” ID R&D has unveiled a new passive authentication system for digital messaging services. Called SafeMessage, the AI-driven solution uses a number of mechanisms to verify a registered user, including behavioral biometrics and facial and voice recognition, all requiring only one…

Behavioral Biometrics Can Thwart Cross-Channel Fraud: BioCatch

Behavioral Biometrics Can Thwart Cross-Channel Fraud: BioCatch

BioCatch is raising the alarm over cross-channel fraud. As the company explains in a new blog post, “cross-channel fraud” simply refers to fraud conducted between two multiple different channels – for example, using a phishing attack via social media to get a user’s credentials for their bank’s web app. It’s a way of exploiting businesses’…

New Behavioral Biometrics Offerings Reflect Plurilock Growth

New Behavioral Biometrics Offerings Reflect Plurilock Growth

“Plurilock Aware is a system offering “real-time endpoint visibility and human telemetry” for biometric analysis, according to a statement from the company; while Plurilock Defend is designed to offer continuous endpoint detection and response capabilities, running in the background.” Plurilock‘s growth phase continues, with the company now announcing new product offerings. The products revolve around…

Behavioral Biometrics Enhance EMV 3DS: NuData

Behavioral Biometrics Enhance EMV 3DS: NuData

“NuData is using its native understanding of EMV 3DS to reinvent security for merchants by building safer, smarter ways to verify online transactions.” -Ryan Wilk, VP of Customer Success, NuData NuData is highlighting how its behavioral biometrics technology can be used to boost transaction approvals through EMV 3DS, EMVCo’s “3-D Secure” specification for mobile- and…

Optimal IdM Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

Optimal IdM Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

Florida-based identity and access management solutions provider Optimal IdM has established a partnership with TypingDNA, a Romania-based behavioral biometrics specialist. As its name suggests, the latter offers technology designed to assess unique patterns in how end users type. The system can operate on both mobile and desktop devices, enabling security based on behavioral biometrics. In…

Zighra Adapts Passive Authentication Solution to FIDO2

Zighra Adapts Passive Authentication Solution to FIDO2

“In a statement, Zighra suggested its FIDO2 adaptation was particularly well-timed given the recent implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).” Zighra has adapted the on-device version of its authentication platform to comply with the FIDO Alliance’s latest standard, the Ottawa-based company has announced. Its solution revolves around behavioral biometrics, tracking how…

Nuance Brings Biometric Caller Identification to Czech Republic

Nuance Brings Biometric Caller Identification to Czech Republic

“The technology replaces passwords and security questions, operating as the bank’s customers speak with its service representatives.” The Czech Republic’s biggest bank is now the country’s first to use voice authentication for customers, thanks to Nuance Communications. The company has announced that Česká spořitelna is now using its Security Suite solution to verify customers’ identities when…

BIO-key Patent Could Capitalize on In-Display Sensor Trend

BIO-key Patent Could Capitalize on In-Display Sensor Trend

“Essentially, it’s designed to use facial and fingerprint recognition to enable continuous, passive biometric authentication of a smartphone user.” BIO-key has been granted a patent that it believes could be highly valuable to the company given current trends in mobile biometrics market. Entitled, “Utilization of Biometric Data”, the patent was first filed in 2015, and…

Barclays Bringing Voice Authentication to All Customers Calling In

Barclays Bringing Voice Authentication to All Customers Calling In

“The voice authentication system acts as a replacement for passwords and security questions, and thus should help to cut down call times.” Barclays is enabling voice authentication for all customers calling in to its phone lines. It’s an expansion of a pilot project first undertaken in 2013, when Barclays became the first bank in Europe…

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