public perception

Unisys Survey Finds Europeans Warming to Biometric Authentication

Unisys Survey Finds Europeans Warming to Biometric Authentication

Europeans are really warming up to biometric authentication, suggest findings from a new Unisys survey. The company has found that 68 percent of Europeans say they would trust an organization more if it used the technology. The survey polled 3,500 individuals across the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland, in August of…

Voice Biometrics Needs to Be Heard in Context: Opus Research

Voice Biometrics Needs to Be Heard in Context: Opus Research

Together with other security factors and biometric modalities, voice biometrics “has delivered exponential improvements in security.” That’s one of the key takeaways from a new report from Opus Research. The Opus Research report’s provocative title, “Voice Biometrics, What Could Go Wrong?” may bring to mind a BBC reporter’s claim – with a certain burden of…

Consumer Biometrics Month: Why Average Users Shouldn’t Worry About Spoofing

Consumer Biometrics Month: Why Average Users Shouldn’t Worry About Spoofing

A recent HSBC report cited technophobia as a key obstacle in consumer adoption of new technologies such as biometrics, and while biometry is continuing to proliferate mobile devices to the point of near-ubiquity, there is little wonder why. Successful presentation attacks make major headlines in national and international news outlets every time a hacking group…

New Research Suggests Technophobia is a Key Obstacle in Biometric FinTech Adoption

New Research Suggests Technophobia is a Key Obstacle in Biometric FinTech Adoption

The biggest obstacle to mainstream adoption of advanced new FinTech is a lack of understanding on the part of the customer, suggests HSBC in a new research report. Entitled Trust in Technology, the report is based on surveys of a little over 12,000 respondents across Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Singapore, the…

Biometric Security Has Multigenerational Appeal: Survey

Biometric Security Has Multigenerational Appeal: Survey

A new survey suggests that consumers across multiple generations are ready to move beyond password-based security and into biometric authentication. The survey was conducted by Aite Group on behalf of digital security solutions provider Iovation, and its results were published in a report entitled Moving Beyond the Password: Consumers’ Views on Authentication. It found that of…

News Roundup: Liveness Detection, Public Perception

News Roundup: Liveness Detection, Public Perception

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to examine the results of our 14th annual Year in Review survey, looking into the state of liveness detection and the public perception of biometrics. The industry news, meanwhile, spanned a wide range of modalities and applications—from fingerprints to face recognition, and financial services to enterprise ID—while we geared…

Year in Review 2016: Public Perception

Year in Review 2016: Public Perception

In December we polled 165 professionals in biometrics and identity related industries about various topics from the past year. It was part of the FindBiometrics Year in Review, the longest-running and best regarded industry retrospective of its kind. Now in its 14th consecutive year, the FindBiometrics Year in Review is your resource to start 2017…

Centrify Joins STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign

Centrify Joins STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign

“Among the authentication tools used by the company are biometrics and YubiKey USB key devices.” Centrify has joined in on the National Cyber Security Alliance’s STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign to raise awareness about digital security. Through its Centrify Identity Platform, the company offers the enterprise sector a multi-factor digital authentication platform. Among the authentication tools…

BIO-key to Demystify Biometrics on FIDO Panel

BIO-key to Demystify Biometrics on FIDO Panel

BIO-key will be front and center at this week’s connect:ID conference. It’s a Silver Sponsor of the event, and the company’s SVP of Global Sales, Jim Sullivan, will be on hand for a panel entitled “Biometric Authentication: Changing the face of mobile security”, in which he will represent the International Biometrics & Identification Association. The panel…

NEXT CEO Highlights Advantages of Fingerprint Biometrics on NPR’s Here & Now

NEXT CEO Highlights Advantages of Fingerprint Biometrics on NPR’s Here & Now

NEXT Biometrics—and the biometrics industry in general—got some high-profile publicity last month when the company’s CEO appeared for an interview on NPR staple Here & Now. Speaking to NPR’s Jeremy Hobson, NEXT’s Tore Etholm-Idsøe explained that “[f]ingerprint sensors will now start appearing in a lot of different contexts,” pointing to applications in residential access control, key fobs, and…

CISOs Look Beyond Password Security

CISOs Look Beyond Password Security

Ten prominent Chief Information Security Officers are predicting and advocating for a move beyond traditional password security. Commenting in a Security Current article, CISOs from companies including Valley Health, Live Nation Entertainment, and Molson Coors join a growing chorus of security experts calling for more sophisticated digital security systems as the password proves increasingly vulnerable…

Biometrics Year in Review: The Role of Public Perception

Biometrics Year in Review: The Role of Public Perception

Last year was one of unprecedented visibility for biometric technology. With major innovations in mobility and consumer electronics bringing post-password tech to the masses, and with the increased international threat of terrorism once again spurring on the initiatives to biometrically secure borders, biometrics were among the mainstream topics of 2015. But with increased optics comes…

Poll Hints at Americans’ Acceptance of Workplace Biometrics

Poll Hints at Americans’ Acceptance of Workplace Biometrics

Americans may be more comfortable with facial recognition technology than some think, according to the results of a new study by the Pew Research Center. The study was designed to suss out participants’ attitudes toward privacy issues through six hypothetical scenarios, and in a result that some may find surprising, the scenario in which they…

Government Use of Facial Recognition Deepens in New York

Government Use of Facial Recognition Deepens in New York

Government use of facial recognition technology is on the rise in New York, and so far there has been little public discussion about it. One of the most impactful uses of the technology has been in the New York Police Department’s investigations. The NYPD has actually established its own facial identification unit, comprised of five…