Year in Review Coverage and C-Suite Changes in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories Roundup

Year in Review Coverage and C-Suite Changes in This Week's Top Biometrics Stories Roundup

Beyond our ongoing coverage of the results of the annual FindBiometrics Year in Review, this week’s top stories included some major C-suite changes, alongside a bit of news about VC and new biometric tech.

First, though: the Year in Review. The biometrics industry’s biggest internal survey has once again delivered some very interesting results, and readers have shown a lot of interest in our in-depth coverage of the responses to various questions, all of which can be found in FindBiometrics’ expanding Year in Review roundup page:

UPDATED: Stay Up to Date on Our 17th Annual Biometrics Year in Review Coverage with Our Ongoing Roundup

As for the aforementioned executive changes, they occurred at two of the biggest companies in the authentication space. One of those was HID Global, which has just brought on a new Chief Executive Officer:

HID Global Brings on New President and CEO

Meanwhile, there were several executive changes at NEC Corporation, with the shakeup aimed at enhancing the company’s research and development efforts:

NEC Shakes Up Executive Suite with Five New Senior VPs

As for venture capital, this week brought the news that Persona, an identity verification startup aiming to provide an extra layer of security to the entire internet, has raised $17.5 million in Series A funding. The investment came in from firms including Coatue and First Round Capital:

Persona Lands $17.5 Million in Series A Funding

Finally, a bit of hardware got a lot of attention this week. Samsung announced a new portable solid-state drive called the T7 Touch, and it features an integrated fingerprint sensor for added security:

Fingerprint Biometrics Protect Samsung’s New Portable SSD


Stay posted to FindBiometrics next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of biometrics. To see the hottest stories of the week in mobile digital identity, visit our sibling site Mobile ID World.

February 2, 2020 – by Alex Perala