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Iris and Fingerprint Biometrics Are Making It To The Workplace

Iris and Fingerprint Biometrics Are Making It To The Workplace

“…the more sophisticated authentication mechanisms now seen in consumer devices, such as fingerprint and iris scanning, are making their way into the workplace.” Gemalto has issued new findings indicating that more organizations are starting to take digital security more seriously. The findings are part of Gemalto’s Authentication and Identity Management Index, and identify a trend…

GIS 2016: Will FIDO Be The Bluetooth of Authentication?

GIS 2016: Will FIDO Be The Bluetooth of Authentication?

The Global Identity Summit is taking place in Tampa, Florida, this week and it started with a fresh tone. Brett McDowell, executive director of the FIDO Alliance, took to the keynote stage to represent the private sector in authentication and identity, tasked with kicking off a conference that traditionally revolves around the identity needs and accomplishments…

Identity Automation Has Acquired 2FA, Inc.

Identity Automation Has Acquired 2FA, Inc.

“…2FA, Inc.’s solutions support nine different methods of authentication, including RFID, OTP, fingerprint biometric, and SMS.” Identity and access management (IAM) software provider Identity Automation has acquired 2FA, Inc., a digital security company focused in the areas of multi-factor authentication and single-sign on. In a statement announcing the acquisition, Identity Automation asserted that 2FA, Inc.’s…

SMS Two-Factor Will Be Replaced With Stronger Security

SMS Two-Factor Will Be Replaced With Stronger Security

The FIDO Alliance is urging calm as the tech world grapples with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s proposal to designate SMS authentication as a deprecated security mechanism. In a guest post for the Alliance, FIDO advisor and Managing Director of The Chertoff Group Jeremy Grant explains that this new stance represents not a dead end…

Survey Finds Majority Unsatisfied with Password Security

Survey Finds Majority Unsatisfied with Password Security

A new survey has found that 52 percent of respondents would prefer biometric authentication over traditional password-based systems. The results were published in a white paper from customer identity management solutions provider Gigya, which commissioned OnePoll.com to conduct the study. The survey polled 2,000 adults in the US and 2,000 adults in the UK online this…

HIMSS 2015: Imprivata Unveils Two Factor Solution

HIMSS 2015: Imprivata Unveils Two Factor Solution

Healthcare IT security specialist Imprivata has, as the company promised, unveiled new technology at the HIMSS 2015 conference. The company’s new hands-free mobile authentication solution wirelessly detects one-time passwords (OTPs) from users’ mobile devices automatically, allowing for rapid, passive two-factor authentication. In a statement, Imprivata CEO Omar Hussain said that the new system, which will be…