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Uniken to Present REL-ID Platform at Money20/20

Uniken to Present REL-ID Platform at Money20/20

Uniken will demonstrate its REL-ID digital security solution at this year’s Money20/20 conference, the company has announced. In a statement announcing its participation, the company explained its platform as a “patented security protocol that binds identity and channel to ensure that user, application, and device posture and identity are verified before access to applications is granted.”…

Will Google Kill The Password on Android In 2016?

Will Google Kill The Password on Android In 2016?

Google could give the password a fatal wound this year, according to plans that have emerged from the Google I/O developers conference last week. Daniel Kaufman, head of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team, revealed that the company aims to replace passwords on Android devices with passive authentication by the end of 2016. It’s…

Prominent US Health Services Firm Aetna Joins FIDO Alliance

Prominent US Health Services Firm Aetna Joins FIDO Alliance

The FIDO Alliance Board of Directors welcomes its first healthcare services provider in Aetna, a prominent American firm offering health insurance and related services. The appointment should offer valuable insight to FIDO with respect to the healthcare industry, an area in which increasing digitization is proliferating security vulnerabilities. In a statement announcing Aetna’s appointment to the Board,…

Nok Nok Labs Assists FIDO Push Into European Regulatory Process

Nok Nok Labs Assists FIDO Push Into European Regulatory Process

Nok Nok Labs is optimistic about the future of digital payments in Europe. With the European Banking Authority considering new standards for payment security across the European Union via its Directive on Payments Services, or “PSD2”, Nok Nok Labs has worked with the FIDO Alliance to draft recommendations on user authentication. The comments were submitted…

Shodan Highlights Demand For IoT Authentication

Shodan Highlights Demand For IoT Authentication

A new web app is helping to highlight the major security dangers of the Internet of Things. Called Shodan, it’s essentially a search engine with hacking capabilities. It scans the internet for connected IoT devices with open ports and no authentication, then hooks up to them to provide live webcam feeds of everything from marijuana…

Businesses Looking Beyond The Password

Businesses Looking Beyond The Password

Businesses are investing more in cybersecurity and are exploring password alternatives, according to a new survey commissioned by authentication solutions provider SecureAuth. Carried out by Wakefield Research, the survey polled 308 US-based cybersecurity experts near the end of November. Fifty-nine percent of respondents reported that their employer had suffered a digital security breach in the…

Congressman Seeks Crossmatch’s Biometric Expertise

Congressman Seeks Crossmatch’s Biometric Expertise

As government scrutiny of biometrics technology intensifies, Crossmatch is getting ready for a visit from a senior lawmaker. It should be a friendly one, though; Congressman Mike Honda, of Silicon Valley, is planning to meet the company’s leadership to gain a better understanding of how multi-factor authentication can help to keep data organizations’ data secure.…

B-Secur Banks on Cardiac Biometrics

B-Secur Banks on Cardiac Biometrics

A new startup is shopping its cardiac biometrics technology, and appears to be on pretty solid footing, according to a profile by John Kennedy in Silicon Republic. The Ireland-based B-Secur boasts of advanced ECG technology and solid financial backing. The company’s executives are keen to point out the difficulty of spoofing when it comes to…

FIDO Praises Government’s Strong Authentication Attitude

FIDO Praises Government’s Strong Authentication Attitude

Governments are now recognizing the importance of strong, secure authentication in the digital world, writes FIDO Alliance Vice President Ramesh Kesanupalli in a post on the FIDO Alliance website. Kesanupalli praises the Obama administration for organizing the recent Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit, and for coming out strongly in favor of stronger authentication. An afternoon…