Security

IDEMIA to Bring Biometrics Demos to the Heart of London

IDEMIA to Bring Biometrics Demos to the Heart of London

IDEMIA is looking to raise its profile in the UK with a new “Pop-Up Innovation Center” that will be situated in the Queen Elizabeth II Center. That’s right in Westminster, right in the heart of London. The Pop-Up Innovation Center will essentially act as a demo showroom, with IDEMIA announcing in a statement that it…

Beijing Subway Seeks to Improve Efficiency with Biometric Passenger Recognition

Beijing Subway Seeks to Improve Efficiency with Biometric Passenger Recognition

Administrators of Beijing’s subway system are planning to implement biometric passenger recognition in the transit network, according to a China Daily report. The announcement was made by a senior Beijing Subway official at last week’s International Metro Transit Exhibition, which was held in the city. The aim is to improve the subway system’s efficiency. Over…

FaceFirst Launches Biometric Shoplifter Alert System for Retailers

FaceFirst Launches Biometric Shoplifter Alert System for Retailers

Los Angeles-based FaceFirst has launched a new facial recognition solution for security surveillance aimed at the retail market. Dubbed “Sentinel-IQ”, the platform is designed to identify known shoplifters and criminals, and to send an alert to administrators the moment such individuals are detected by the surveillance system. And it’s available in multiple deployment configurations including…

INTERVIEW: BioCatch Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer Frances Zelazny at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: BioCatch Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer Frances Zelazny at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

As a behavioral biometrics company, BioCatch focuses on preventing fraud while providing online and mobile users frictionless experiences. Being able to recognize human and non-human users through behavioral biometric profiles, identifying stolen and synthetic identity has been the company’s major focus, and with  behavioral biometrics taking a place center stage BioCatch Chief Strategy & Marketing…

Biometrics to Help Drive $4.63B in Airport IT Spending by 2023: Report

Biometrics to Help Drive $4.63B in Airport IT Spending by 2023: Report

The global airport industry increasingly looking to IT solutions to help drive and facilitate growth, with innovative technologies like biometrics being key to those efforts, suggests a new Frost & Sullivan report. Entitled “Digital Transformation in Airports”, the report predicts that by 2023, airport IT spending will reach $4.63 billion, driven largely by growth in…

BRIEF: The Ongoing Ascent of Biometric Surveillance

BRIEF: The Ongoing Ascent of Biometric Surveillance

For good or for ill, governments around the world have sought to track citizens and non-citizens alike throughout history. And for good or ill, biometric technology has emerged to make such surveillance easier and more effective. Particularly over the last several years, with the advent of facial recognition that can scan hours and hours of…

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…

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