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SIA Group Opens Smart Card Manufacturing Facility in Verona

SIA Group Opens Smart Card Manufacturing Facility in Verona

“All of the company’s products will offer support for chip, contactless, and biometric technology.” The SIA Group has officially opened a new smart card manufacturing facility in Verona. The technological excellence center can produce upwards of 10 million cards per year, with equipment that is compliant with the latest security standards. The new facility will…

SIA and SecureIDNews Reveal 2019 Women in Biometrics Award Winners

SIA and SecureIDNews Reveal 2019 Women in Biometrics Award Winners

The Security Industry Association (SIA) and SecureIDNews have announced the winners of the 2019 Women in Biometrics Awards. The winners come from a variety of different sectors, but were all selected for their pioneering contributions to the biometric identity and security industry. The four 2019 winners are Debra Marcopulos, Dana Michalski, Nicole Spaun, and Sherry…

HID Global Wins SIA’s New Product Showcase at a Biometrics-Heavy ISC West

HID Global Wins SIA’s New Product Showcase at a Biometrics-Heavy ISC West

“Even beyond the plaudits of the SIA, HID Global has had a successful ISC West.” All eyes are on ISC West this week, where FindBiometrics is reporting live from the exhibition floor and HID Global is garnering acclaim for its latest biometric solution. The iCLASS SE RB25F fingerprint reader, which was launched during the converged…

European Association for Biometrics Joins SIA

European Association for Biometrics Joins SIA

“The EAB’s membership has materialized at a critical time in Europe’s biometrics sector…” The European Association for Biometrics has joined the Secure Identity Alliance, the organizations have announced. The EAB will act as an ‘Advisory Observer’, a role in which it will “advise and support SIA’s global advocate, policy and technical guidance roles,” according to…

2018 Women in Biometrics Awards Winners Announced

2018 Women in Biometrics Awards Winners Announced

“FindBiometrics applauds this year’s winners and the rest of the nominees for helping to push the biometric security industry forward both in terms of technological and business innovation, and in terms of bringing about greater representation in the industry.” The five winners of the Security Industry Association‘s 2018 Women in Biometrics Awards have been revealed.…

2018 Women in Biometrics Awards Nominations Now Open

2018 Women in Biometrics Awards Nominations Now Open

“From face scanning at the airport to iris authentication on your smartphone, biometrics technology is an increasingly prominent part of everyday life. And yet half the population – women – are still underrepresented in the biometrics industry. This imbalance has real consequences, with an MIT Media Lab study having shown prominent facial recognition systems are more…

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…

HID Global Exec to Head SIA Data Privacy Group

HID Global Exec to Head SIA Data Privacy Group

An HID Global executive is taking on a prominent position with the Security Industry Association: SIA has announced that HID Global Government Affairs VP Kathleen Carroll will head the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board. The new SIA arm was first announced this past January, and is aimed at developing policy guidelines for the protection of…

SIA to Lend Expertise to Biometric Access Control Webinar

SIA to Lend Expertise to Biometric Access Control Webinar

With excitement building for the next entry in FindBiometrics’ renowned webinar series, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced that it will join in on the expert discussion. Entitled “The Biometric Baseline: Starting the New Conversation in Physical Access Control“, the panel discussion will take as its starting point the fact that biometric technology is now…

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,…

ISC West 2015: SIA Recognizes SRI’s Biometrics

ISC West 2015: SIA Recognizes SRI’s Biometrics

Yesterday at ISC West 2015, the Security Industry Association (SIA) recognized the standout security solutions presented at the New Products Showcase (NPS). Among the solutions granted awards was KEES: the new residential door lock system from Korea Technology and Communications (KT&C) which features iris recognition technology from SRI International. KEES came away from the showcase…