About Ethan Ayer

Ethan Ayer has been an IT, Internet and information security investor since he joined venture capital firm Allegra Partners. Before joining Resilient Networks, first as an investor and later as the CFO, Ethan was a partner at One Equity Partners and Milestone Venture Partners. He served on the Boards of CyberTrust (sold to Verizon), Telwares and Worktopia.com. Ethan started his career at Merrill Lynch & Co. in Structured Finance. He received a Master’s Degree from Cambridge University, and a Bachelor’s from Harvard College.

Context for connections: improving security with behavioral biometrics

This is a guest post by Ethan Ayer, CEO of Resilient Network Systems. With faceprints, voiceprints and iris scans beginning to replace passwords in everything from police work to amusement park admission, behavioral biometrics is becoming one of IT security’s hottest trends. 2017 may finally be the year that it delivers on its hype. With promising contenders in Scandinavia to stateside biometrics companies being snapped up by the likes of MasterCard and others, the security race is on as organizations

How government biometrics are moving into the private sector

This is a guest post by Ethan Ayer, CEO of Resilient Network Systems. Biometrics have been used in the government sector for many years, with fingerprint recognition being the first practical adoption of the technology. Over a century ago, law enforcement began fingerprinting criminals, recording them on paper cards which were stored in filing cabinets and warehouse repositories. Today, advances in computer and mobile technology allow a police officer to readily fingerprint a suspect using a biometrics app downloaded to