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Suprema Climbs A&S Security Rankings

Suprema Climbs A&S Security Rankings

Suprema has climbed a few notches on A&S Magazine’s Security 50 rankings. It’s an annual ranking of the world’s biggest security companies based on market share or product shipments. Suprema has ranked consistently since 2011, and has now jumped from 34th in last year’s rankings to 31st this year. In a statement announcing the jump,…

Visa Decries EBA’s High-Friction eCommerce Authentication Proposals

Visa Decries EBA’s High-Friction eCommerce Authentication Proposals

“There’s still time for changes to the EBA’s proposal, and the organization has solicited feedback, and received it from the likes of the FIDO Alliance, whose members by and large concern themselves with technologies aimed at both improving security and reducing friction, such as biometric authentication.” Visa is decrying European regulatory efforts to improve security…

Fujitsu to Offer Vascular Biometric Security for SAP Customers

Fujitsu to Offer Vascular Biometric Security for SAP Customers

Fujitsu has sealed a deal to offer its vascular biometric authentication technology for SAP IT systems. The company has signed on to a global reseller agreement with realtime AG, a prominent, certified service provider for SAP systems. Through that deal, Fujitsu will offer it PalmSecure BioLock access control solution to organizations using SAP ERP and…

Small Businesses Need Digital Security, Too: NIST

Small Businesses Need Digital Security, Too: NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is reaching out to small business owners to help them improve their digital security with a new guidebook entitled ‘Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals’. In a statement, the document’s co-author, Pat Toth, explained that while many small business operators “think that cybersecurity is too expensive or difficult”,…

UK Government Embraces FIDO in Formal Digital Security Strategy

UK Government Embraces FIDO in Formal Digital Security Strategy

The UK government is deepening its commitment to the FIDO Alliance’s authentication standards. It has just laid out its UK National Cyber Security Strategy in an 84-page document, and adherence to FIDO is an important component, observes the FIDO Alliance’s Brett McDowell in a new post on the Alliance’s website. As McDowell notes, the UK…

NeoFace Idm Can Search Video for Faces by Time and Grouping

NeoFace Idm Can Search Video for Faces by Time and Grouping

“…given NEC’s previous successful law enforcement deployments with its NeoFace technology, NeoFace Idm will likely find some interested clients for this new software.” NEC has announced a new offering based on its NeoFace facial recognition technology. Called NeoFace Image data mining, or NeoFace Idm, the software is designed to scan through video footage for specified faces.…

Biometrics Panel Sells Out at Money20/20 – 1,000 FinTech Execs Attending

Biometrics Panel Sells Out at Money20/20 – 1,000 FinTech Execs Attending

Biometrics and Identity at Money 20/20 – Pt. 2 “The tremendous reception for FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World’s third annual biometrics panel at the world’s hottest FinTech show cements our position at the center of the financial biometrics and identity communities,” – Peter O’Neill, President, FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World On Monday at Money20/20 in Las…

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst. The conversation begins with a brief recap of the company’s origins and ambitions before reviewing the company’s powerful facial recognition solutions, the markets they serve, and how innovations in mobility have affected the evolution of the FaceFirst system. Because privacy is at the forefront of face…

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…

New York to Test Facial Recognition at Bridge, Tunnel Crossings

New York to Test Facial Recognition at Bridge, Tunnel Crossings

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced new measures to modernize the state’s bridge and tunnel crossings, including biometric identification technology. Security is a major component of the modernization plan, which will see anti-terrorism units paired with traffic enforcement at important crossings, along with a strong State Police and National Guardsmen presence. Meanwhile, cameras will…

Yahoo to Announce Massive Data Breach: Recode

Yahoo to Announce Massive Data Breach: Recode

Yahoo is preparing to officially announce that it has suffered a serious data breach, according to Recode. Citing unnamed sources close to the company, Recode reports that Yahoo will soon go public with the results of an internal investigation into a hack attack that first came to light in August when an individual began offering…

Suprema to Showcase Latest BioEntry, BioStar Solutions at Security Essen 2016

Suprema to Showcase Latest BioEntry, BioStar Solutions at Security Essen 2016

Suprema is will showcase its BioEntry W2 access control solution at the Security Essen 2016 security and fire prevention trade show in Germany. It’s the latest promotional push for BioEntry W2, which is designed for outdoor applications and offers a fingerprint biometrics matching speed of 150,000 per second. The system was launched this past June…

Security Researchers Spoof Faces With 3D Models Built From Social Media Pics

Security Researchers Spoof Faces With 3D Models Built From Social Media Pics

Your face can be replicated in a virtual model and used for biometric authentication, suggests new research from a University of North Carolina team. As Wired reports, the researchers showed how this can be done at the recent Usenix security conference. They looked up digital images of volunteers on social networks such as Facebook and…

Mid-Year Update Shows Realization of Predicted Trends for 2016: HID Global

Mid-Year Update Shows Realization of Predicted Trends for 2016: HID Global

HID Global is offering a mid-year update to the 2016 trends the company predicted at the start of the year. Looking at its first prediction—the continuing ‘mobilizing’ of security—the company says there is growing demand for mobile security options. As a recent example, HID Global points to its CityPoint office building deployment in London, which…

Sudden Transition to Biometric Screening Causes Delays at South African Airport

Sudden Transition to Biometric Screening Causes Delays at South African Airport

South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has implemented biometric security screening for non-citizen visitors to the country at the OR Tambo International Airport. The deployment caused significant delays, with DHA and airline authorities telling media that both authorities and travelers’ efforts to transition to the system led to slower processing. Speaking to Traveller24, a spokesperson…

More Than 200 Products Are Now FIDO Certified

More Than 200 Products Are Now FIDO Certified

The FIDO Alliance is seeing growing enthusiasm for its authentication standards in a world that is increasingly dissatisfied with password-based security. The organization has announced that more than 200 products are now FIDO Certified. That suggests considerable growth, given that FIDO had only reached the 150-product mark in April; and indeed the consortium says that it has seen…

Biometric Authentication Report Argues for On-Device Approach

Biometric Authentication Report Argues for On-Device Approach

A new white paper is highlighting the value of device-side biometric matching. Commissioned by Nok Nok Labs, the report was drafted by PwC Legal, Price Waterhouse Coopers’ advisory service on legal matters. The report’s authors highlight the advantages and risks associated with biometric authentication. In a statement announcing the report, PwC Legal partner Stewart Room…

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: Voice and the IoT

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: Voice and the IoT

The Need For Security in IoT Increased connectivity is leading to all sorts of technological innovation, bearing the potential for a great deal of increased efficiency, not only in the world of industry, but also in at home and in the car. The Internet of Things, both industrial and commercial, promises levels of automation, customization,…

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