CLEAR now open for business at LAX

Biometric identity membership platform CLEAR is now open for business at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). CLEAR will be available in all terminals at LAX, moving travelers quickly through security with the touch of a finger or blink of an eye. The launch at LAX expands CLEAR’s nationwide footprint to 22 airports and six stadiums nationwide. “We are thrilled to bring CLEAR to travelers at LAX. We have no doubt the VIP CLEAR experience will resonate with Los Angeles consumers

Biometrics companies represent at IFSEC International

IFSEC International, the exhibition for security innovation and expertise, kicks off next week in London, England. The event covers every aspect of security, from access control and video surveillance to home automation and perimeter security and Suprema, Aurora, Avigilon and Biodit are just a few of the companies who will be on site demonstrating their lastest innovations and solutions. Suprema will be showcasing CoreStation, its new biometrics-based intelligent access controller. Designed for mid to enterprise-level systems, CoreStation handles up to

DISA director discusses biometric access at AFCEA symposium

A combination of biometrics and behaviors associated with an individual’s mobile device will be used in the future to determine the level of access he or she has on DOD networks. “Together, these will create an ‘identity score,’” Lt. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, DISA director and Joint Force Headquarters, DOD Information Networks commander Army explained at this week’s Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore. “Your identity score will determine how much access you

Fujitsu releases biometric authentication solution for Microsoft Active Directory

Fujitsu has launched PalmSecure ID Login, a biometric authentication solution that enables organizations to protect their networks against unauthorized access, while also lowering the chances of being attacked by hackers and identity thieves. PalmSecure ID Login integrates Fujitsu’s biometric palm vein authentication technology into corporate network environments using Microsoft Active Directory, which increases IT security while making it easier for users to log on to their system without having to keep track of passwords. With PalmSecure ID, consumers can log

Theme park visitors want biometrics tech used for identity verification

Omnico has published a new research report that finds that 85 percent of consumers in the US, UK, China, Japan and Malaysia want theme parks to use artificial intelligence (AI) systems for ID verification for greater convenience. Chinese visitors are the most willing, with 92 percent in favor of being subjected to AI-based technologies for ID verification. Fingerprint recognition is the most popular biometric identification method across the five countries (32 percent), while consumers in China prefer facial recognition (41

Defense department developing multifactor authentication system

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems (HACMS) program is developing technology for the creation of safe and secure cyber-physical systems, according to a report by American Security Today. Leveraging a formal methods-based approach, the program enables semi-automated code synthesis from executable specifications and has already passed on some of its technology to both the defense and commercial communities. DARPA is currently developing a multifactor authentication system intended to replace the current common access card (CAC) which

PQI My Lockey features Synaptics fingerprint sensor

Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensors with integrated SentryPoint security software are featured in the newest PQI My Lockey USB dongles. Synaptics’ SentryPoint includes SecureLink which combines support for TLS protocol with ECC authentication and AES encryption, protecting data end-to-end from the fingerprint sensor to the host. Quantum Matcher technology is used for fingerprint template matching and authentication and Synaptics’ PurePrint anti-spoofing technology helps distinguish between fake and live fingers. The PQI My Lockey offers secure fingerprint authentication to Windows 10

Thales, SITA to enhance security at Bahrain airport

Bahrain’s Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications has selected Thales and SITA to provide the security and operations management system — which will include biometrics and other technologies — for Bahrain International Airport. The ministry launched the Airport Modernization Program in 2015 with an end goal to significantly improve Bahrain International Airport’s infrastructure and services. This ongoing program includes the development of a new passenger terminal and the expansion and renovation of the existing terminal. With 14 million passengers a year

BIO-key announces customer wins for its ID Director solution

BIO-key International has been selected by a global firearms manufacturer and Department of Defense contractor to deliver a compliant biometric authentication solution for access to workstations and kiosk’s within their manufacturing facilities. Organizations operating in highly regulated industries must meet NIST SP800-171 multi-factor compliance guidelines for accessing unclassified government documents and applications online. BIO-key’s ID Director for Windows and PIV-PRO, a FIPS 140-2 certified fingerprint reader, enable this customer to deploy multi-factor biometric authentication to increase online security. “Government and

ievo announces new fingerprint reader deployment

UK-based biometric recognition systems manufacturer ievo has supplied its “ultimate” fingerprint readers as an integral part of the security for the multi-million refurbishment and restoration of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels. The fingerprint readers have been installed at access turnstiles to both ends of the unique construction site, effectively securing access to the entire site and the construction staff. “Access through the two full height turnstiles at each end of the site is controlled by the biometric readers,” explained