Biometrics in security: protecting sensitive PII and the sanctity of user identity

This is a guest post by David D. Dunlap, Co-Founder and Senior VP of Corporate Planning, StoneLock Our personal identity is our single greatest asset – after all, how can one function in the world without an identity? However, the use of technology to assign identities warrants the need to balance out the requirements for security with the vital necessity of protecting individual privacy. The use of biometrics has been the subject of serious debate in the Security Industry for

Safran introducing new fingerprint terminal at ISC West

Safran Identity & Security will be launching its MorphoAccess SIGMA Extreme access and time fingerprint terminal at next week’s ISC West exhibition in Las Vegas. This device is the newest addition to the SIGMA line of fingerprint readers, which replaces the MorphoAccess and Bioscrypt 4G legacy ranges. Based on the same platform as the entire SIGMA product line, the outdoor MA SIGMA Extreme is specifically designed to operate in harsh conditions, resisting rain, snow, dust and salt mist. The ruggedized

FST adds deep learning algorithms to its biometrics-based visual identification solution

FST Biometrics will introduce strategic elements of IMID Access 4.0, its biometric visual identification solution that incorporates deep learning to enhance flexibility, accuracy, fraud prevention and user experience at next week’s ISC West in Las Vegas. IMID Access 4.0, which is commercially available this month, uses a fusion of biometrics-based technologies for identification-oriented applications, including access control, employee time-and-attendance and retail consumer experience. “The customer relationships we’ve developed with our existing visual identification platform have helped us to take our

StoneLock showcasing facial recognition technology at ISC West

Biometric access control solution provider StoneLock will be participating at the upcoming ISC West show in Las Vegas and demonstrating its facial recognition technology with industry partners AMAG, Boon Edam, HID Global, Hirsch by Identiv and TYCO Security Products. “The past year has realized unprecedented growth in sales, partnerships and product advancements for StoneLock and we look forward to returning to ISC West for our fourth consecutive year since coming to market in 2013,” said CEO and Co-Founder Colleen Dunlap.

LPGA deploying NEC facial recognition technology for identity verification

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) facial recognition technology is being deployed at this week’s ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club to verifiy the identity of credentialed media covering the LPGA’s first major golf championship of the year. NEC’s NeoFace Watch video facial recognition technology will be positioned at the main entrance to the ANA Inspiration Media Center and the Mission Hills Country Club, where faces of individuals will be captured and extracted from the video feed and matched in

Secure Technology Alliance paper examines mobile ID authentication

The Secure Technology Alliance has released a new white paper that examines the new authentication mechanisms and use cases of mobile identification authentication. Developed by the Secure Technology Alliance Mobile Council, “Mobile Identity Authentication” provides an overview of mobile ID authentication, highlights use cases that rely on secure user credentials stored on a mobile device, and offers various insights on how new technologies and standards are addressing the growing need for mobile ID authentication. “Mobile ID authentication provides an answer

Callsign integrates IDA technology with ForgeRock identity platform

Callsign Inc. has integrated its Intelligence Driven Authentication (IDA) technology with the ForgeRock identity platform, which will enable the enterprises to deliver authentication capabilities to devices and individuals in new ways. The combined authentication and identity management solution will benefit enterprises in banking, retail, media, utilities, Internet of Things (IoT) and healthcare. The initial integration is available across ForgeRock Identity Platform’s access management and identity management modules, enabling strong, contextual authentication for individuals and devices. “Our Intelligence Driven Authentication technology

Nigeria to make biometric ID mandatory for port users, using biometrics for 2018 census

Nigeria’s minister of transportation has approved a unified biometric identity card for operatives and workers to access any seaport facility in the country in an effort to improve security, according to a report by Business Day. Isichei Osamgbi, head of corporate communications of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), said in a statement that “it is now compulsory that every port user including workers can only have access into ports on the presentation of the issued unified biometric ID.”

MouseComputers releases Windows Hello facial recognition camera for Windows 10

MouseComputers recently made available its Mouse Facial Recognition Camera For Windows Hello (CM01-A), which allows Windows 10 users to add facial recognition capabilities to their existing device, according to a report by Supersite Windows. The company first showcased the camera last year at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2016 conference. The product was previously available only in the Asia Pacific market, but can now be purchased in the US through Amazon. Priced at $69.99, the MouseComputers peripheral camera features an infrared camera

NIST to measure benefits of five identity management pilots

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Trusted Identities Group (TIG) revealed in a blog post that it will invest $750,000 to assess the benefits of five state and local government identity management pilot projects it funded in 2016. In an effort to find a more effective authentication method, the measurement agency plans to award $750,000 to one vendor that can measure the benefits of NIST-funded pilot projects and find new opportunities for further widespread adoption. Founded in 2015