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SIA Predicts Growing Importance of AI, Blockchain in 2018 Digital Security Trends

SIA Predicts Growing Importance of AI, Blockchain in 2018 Digital Security Trends

It’s going to be an interesting year in digital security, suggests the Security Industry Association’s “Data Privacy and Security Trends for 2018” report. The first key trend outlined in the report is the rise of AI, both for the good guys and the bad guys. The report quotes Alan Silberberg, CEO of digital security consultancy…

INTERVIEW: Jim Sullivan, SVP, Strategy and Business Development, BIO-key

INTERVIEW: Jim Sullivan, SVP, Strategy and Business Development, BIO-key

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Jim Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, BIO-key. The interview begins with highlights from BIO-key’s exciting and productive 2017, as well as discussion of the financial biometrics market, before taking a deep-dive into the company’s enterprise operations. O’Neill and Sullivan delve into the nuances of implementing…

Facial Recognition May Be Coming to Hockey Arenas: Report

Facial Recognition May Be Coming to Hockey Arenas: Report

Facial recognition security may soon come to NHL games, suggests a new report from TSN. The idea is to screen those entering hockey arenas for potential criminals and other security risks. It’s not yet a matter of open discussion, but TSN’s report asserts that a “senior executive with one NHL club” told its journalist that…

Breached Records Total Goes Up with Conclusion of Equifax Forensic Investigation

Breached Records Total Goes Up with Conclusion of Equifax Forensic Investigation

An external cybersecurity firm’s forensic investigation into the Equifax breach has concluded, and the number of individuals affected by the hack attack has gone up. Mandiant, which was retained to carry out the investigation after Equifax first discovered the breach, found that an additional 2.5 million Americans were impacted, bringing the total to 145.5 million.…

Hackers Aren’t Ahead, We Are Behind: BIO-key CEO

Hackers Aren’t Ahead, We Are Behind: BIO-key CEO

In the wake of this month’s Equifax data breach, BIO-key CEO Mike DePasquale is urging readers of his company’s blog, “Don’t Get Mad, Get Furious”. Clearly exasperated, DePasquale argues that the breach – and the many others that followed it – don’t so much illustrate that hackers are a step ahead of us, but rather…

FindBiometrics and ISC West Announce Exclusive Sponsorship

FindBiometrics and ISC West Announce Exclusive Sponsorship

FindBiometrics and ISC West entered an exclusive Premier Biometrics Media Sponsorship at a critical time for both the physical security industry and the global identity management marketplace September 1st, 2017, Toronto — FindBiometrics, the most trusted online voice in biometrics and identity management, and ISC West, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), the internationally…

Hungarian Soccer Stadium Uses Biometrics to Prevent Hooliganism

Hungarian Soccer Stadium Uses Biometrics to Prevent Hooliganism

A soccer stadium in Hungary is using palm vein scanners to help thwart hooliganism. Called StadiumGuard, it has been deployed at all of the Hungarian Champion Ferencváros stadium’s 36 entry gates. Soccer fans need only to wave their hands above the scanners to gain entry. The technology was provided by BioSec Group Ltd., which claims…

NEC Facial Recognition Helps Secure Sky-High Tourist Attraction

NEC Facial Recognition Helps Secure Sky-High Tourist Attraction

“…NeoFace Watch facial recognition technology is being used to secure the facility by scanning a surveillance feed for the faces of individuals on a watch list. “ NEC‘s facial recognition technology is being used to help secure a high-profile new tourist attraction in South Korea. Called Seoul Sky, it’s the third-highest observation deck in the…

Millennials Suffer From Password Overload

Millennials Suffer From Password Overload

‘Password overload’ is leading to some lax security habits, but there’s a growing appetite for better security solutions, according to new findings from Digital Guardian’s Data Insider blog. According to the company’s recent survey of a thousand randomly selected Google users over the age of 18, 61 percent said they use the same password across…

K(NO)W Identity Conference Day 1: Snowden Offers Identity Advice To Startups

K(NO)W Identity Conference Day 1: Snowden Offers Identity Advice To Startups

FindBiometrics is in Washington this week for the inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference. Day one started off with an incredibly high profile opening presentation, a conversation between Manoush Zomorodi, host and managing editor of the Note to Self podcast, and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who joined the stage remotely from Russia. Zomorodi interviewed Snowden for nearly…

Researchers Test ‘MasterPrint’ Hypothesis

Researchers Test ‘MasterPrint’ Hypothesis

A joint team of researchers from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering and Michigan State University’s College of Engineering are warning that the fingerprint biometrics now commonly used for mobile authentication may not be as unique as many believe. Because smartphones use only partial fingerprints and often allow for multiple users’ fingerprint data to…

NEC Bringing Facial Recognition Capabilities to UNIVERGE Platforms

NEC Bringing Facial Recognition Capabilities to UNIVERGE Platforms

NEC Corporation of America is bringing new biometric capabilities to its UNIVERGE Communications platforms, the company has announced. One of those capabilities is dubbed NeoFace Welcome, a virtual receptionist system that uses NEC’s top-ranking facial recognition technology to identify individuals and give them personalized greetings and messages. It can also provide targeting marketing media based on…

2016 Saw 1.4 Billion Records Compromised in Hack Attacks: Gemalto

2016 Saw 1.4 Billion Records Compromised in Hack Attacks: Gemalto

One thousand seven hundred and ninety-two data breaches compromised nearly 1.4 billion records last year, according to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index. The publication is the product of a global database of publicly disclosed breaches. According to its data, last year’s stats reflect an 86 percent increase in data breaches compared to 2015, with some of…

Credential Management Company Dashlane Joins FIDO Alliance

Credential Management Company Dashlane Joins FIDO Alliance

Dashlane, the provider of an eponymous password management platform, has joined the FIDO Alliance, the company has announced. Membership in the cross-industry consortium was a long time coming. Dashlane was the first password manger to embrace FIDO’s U2F standard, and the first to offer FIDO-based authentication via Yubico’s USB U2F devices. As Dashlane CEO Emmanuel…

Year in Review 2016: An Introduction From Don Erickson, CEO, Security Industry Association (SIA)

Year in Review 2016: An Introduction From Don Erickson, CEO, Security Industry Association (SIA)

As evidenced by the FindBiometrics Year in Review, 2016 was a fantastic year for the identity management industry on a global scale. Real deployments of biometric technology across numerous vertical markets came to light, all in the name of strong authentication, better security, and greater ease of use. Beyond the obvious mainstream applications of biometrics,…

BioConnect and Genetec Combine Biometrics and Security Platforms

BioConnect and Genetec Combine Biometrics and Security Platforms

” Genetec’s Security Center offers video surveillance, automatic license plate recognition, access control, and IP communications applications…” Genetec and BioConnect have joined forces, with the former’s security platform integrating the latter’s biometric identity solution. It’s likely to prove a good fit. Genetec’s Security Center offers video surveillance, automatic license plate recognition, access control, and IP…

Biometric Security to be Key Focus of HSBC’s New Tech Advisory Board

Biometric Security to be Key Focus of HSBC’s New Tech Advisory Board

HSBC has announced a new Technology Advisory Board, and the exploration of biometric security is a key component of its mandate. The bank says that its new group will meet on a quarterly basis to offer guidance with respect to technology issues. It will focus on three key areas in particular: Disruption and the opportunities it offers;…

Microsoft Cites Security in Announcing Halt to Windows 7 Support

Microsoft Cites Security in Announcing Halt to Windows 7 Support

Microsoft has been trying to get users to upgrade from Windows 7 for years, and with Windows 10 now available the company appears ready to really pull the plug. As BetaNews reports, an announcement on the official German website for Microsoft says that in 2020, the company will put a permanent halt to all Windows 7…

NEC to Put Biometrics in Spotlight at Retail’s Big Show

NEC to Put Biometrics in Spotlight at Retail’s Big Show

NEC Corporation of America is going to have a strong presence at next week’s Retail’s Big Show, and biometric technologies will be prominent among its showcased solutions. One example is it’s “Kylie” system, a digital avatar that uses facial recognition to identify and greet known customers and to provide them with personalized marketing. The same…

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