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Federal Reserve Sounds Alarm About Synthetic Identity Fraud

Federal Reserve Sounds Alarm About Synthetic Identity Fraud

The US Federal Reserve System has released a new White Paper that calls attention to the growing threat of synthetic identity fraud. The paper defines a synthetic identity as one that combines false information – such as a fake name or date of birth – with legitimate information like a social security number that has…

This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories: Fingerprint Tech, ATMs & e-Passports

This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories: Fingerprint Tech, ATMs & e-Passports

It’s another varied assortment of topics and themes in this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories. And it begins with a bit of international flavor, with FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill having reported live from one of the year’s biggest trade shows in Africa, and a major fingerprint biometrics specialist checking in on its new office…

Identity Verification Market Driven by Digital Onboarding Demand

Identity Verification Market Driven by Digital Onboarding Demand

Goode Intelligence has published a new White Paper that highlights the importance of secure digital identity verification. Titled “The Digital Identity Problem – Solving the issue of trust,” the free paper suggests that reliable verification is essential because enterprises need to know the identities of their customers in order to safely do business with those…

NEXT White Paper Argues Bigger is Better for Biometric Sensors

NEXT White Paper Argues Bigger is Better for Biometric Sensors

NEXT Biometrics has long positioned itself as a uniquely capable biometric technology supplier for the emerging concept of fingerprint-scanning payment cards, and has issued a new White Paper laying out exactly why. Central to the argument is NEXT Biometrics’ use of large-size sensors. This isn’t a trivial matter, and there’s no need for technical expertise…

New Aware White Paper Outlines Enterprise Security Challenges, and Biometric Solutions

New Aware White Paper Outlines Enterprise Security Challenges, and Biometric Solutions

“Work will continue to change, but identity will always remain a fundamental element of enterprise security.” That observation is key to the perspective offered in Aware, Inc.‘s newest white paper, “Enterprise Security in the Age of Remote and Mobile Work”, a newly published resource offering a compelling assessment of the enterprise security landscape in the…

MasterCard Lays Out a Consumer-Friendly Set of Principles for Digital Identity

MasterCard Lays Out a Consumer-Friendly Set of Principles for Digital Identity

MasterCard has published a new paper in an effort to build a more consumer-friendly understanding of digital identity. Restoring Trust in a Digital World argues that digital autonomy is a fundamental human right, and seeks to give people more control over their identities based on a set of principles that prioritizes transparency, security, privacy, inclusion,…

The Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News: March 16-22

The Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News: March 16-22

This week’s most-read articles on FindBiometrics cover a range of topics, including liveness detection, security in the Internet of Things, and even a bit of biometrics controversy. First, though, some good news. Despite incursions from facial recognition in the wake of Apple’s launch of Face ID, the overall fingerprint biometrics market is going to continue…

New FaceTec White Paper Highlights Importance of Anti-Spoofing Standards

New FaceTec White Paper Highlights Importance of Anti-Spoofing Standards

“It comprehensively lays out the growing proliferation of biometric security, the serious risks that presentation attacks pose, and the consequent importance of independent, accredited industry testing…” Toward the end of this summer, FaceTec‘s ZoOm 3D Face Login authentication solution became the first in the world to attain Level 1 certification in iBeta’s Presentation Attack Detection…

HYPR, Goode Intelligence Target Vulnerabilities of Passwords in New White Paper

HYPR, Goode Intelligence Target Vulnerabilities of Passwords in New White Paper

“…HYPR emphasized that while a growing number of companies are wisely adopting biometric security, they’re also still relying on centralized password authentication, leaving them ‘vulnerable to credential stuffing and reuse attacks, phishing, social engineering credential theft, account takeover, payment fraud, prepaid product cash-out scams, loyalty fraud, and large-scale data breaches.’” HYPR Corp. has published a…

New IBIA White Papers Explain Benefits of Biometric Identification

New IBIA White Papers Explain Benefits of Biometric Identification

“The white papers represent the latest examples of the IBIA’s ongoing public education effort on biometric technologies…” The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has issued two new white papers aimed evangelizing the benefits of biometrics. One of the papers, entitled “The Biometric Answer to the Identity Challenge”, lays out the case for biometric identification…

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…

Secure Technology Alliance White Paper Covers the Mobile Authentication Revolution

Secure Technology Alliance White Paper Covers the Mobile Authentication Revolution

Fresh off its rebrand from the “Smart Card Alliance”, the Secure Technology Alliance has announced a new white paper tackling the mobile authentication. Aptly titled Mobile Identity Authentication, the report offers an overview of the mobile authentication revolution, noting that as consumers increasingly use their smartphones to access a range of services, their devices are…

FIDO Standards Could Complement Government’s Existing Digital Security Protocols

FIDO Standards Could Complement Government’s Existing Digital Security Protocols

The FIDO Alliance is hoping that the Trump administration will heed its advice in a new white paper outlining how FIDO standards could complement existing digital security protocols in use by the government. It’s a response to last December’s report from the US Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, which advocated for stronger authentication methods beyond…

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…

IBIA Calls on DHS to Embrace Biometric Entry-Exit

IBIA Calls on DHS to Embrace Biometric Entry-Exit

The International Biometrics and Identity Association (IBIA) has published a white paper urging the US Department of Homeland Security to work with the biometrics industry to develop biometric entry and exit at the country’s borders. Entitled “Closing the Loop: Completing Biometric U.S. Entry-Exit”, the paper argues that biometric technology offers superior identification efficacy compared to…

FIDO Issues New Privacy White Paper

FIDO Issues New Privacy White Paper

The FIDO Alliance has issued a new FIDO Privacy White Paper to mark this year’s Data Privacy Day. The publication explains how FIDO’s protocols and specifications help to protect user privacy; as the consortium put it in a synopsis, “there is no privacy with security.” FIDO points to recent research on data breaches indicating that…