Centrify service assesses user behavior to prevent breaches

Centrify launched its new Analytics Service, which uses machine learning to assess and respond to risk based on user behaviour. The Centrify Analytics Service constantly analyzes the user’s continually evolving behavior patterns and assigns a risk score. The service then enforces an appropriate decision on whether the user is granted access, requires step-up authentication, or is blocked entirely. Now available in Australia and New Zealand, the Analytics Service can be added on to Centrify Identity Service and Centrify Privilege Service.

Biometric technology leveraged to improve safety in Kazakhstan

A partnership has been established to share information on how NEC’s public safety products and solutions, including facial recognition and behavioral analysis, can contribute to improving the safety and security of Kazakhstan. NEC Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the trading company for the Toyota Group, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kazakhstan Ministry for Investments and Development (KAZNEX INVEST) to form a partnership that will explore the provision of security solutions that will help promote favorable

Nuance adds behavioral biometrics for enhanced fraud detection

Nuance has partnered with behavioral biometrics firm BioCatch to offer continuous authentication and more accurately detect fraud across multiple channels as part of its expanded Nuance Security Suite solution. The partnership will see Nuance incorporate BioCatch’s behavioral biometrics data within its voice biometrics and facial biometrics platform, adding a new layer of protection that allows organizations to flag potentially fraudulent activity based on inconsistencies in the way a person interacts with a device or an application. By learning how a

Entrust Datacard building out continuous authentication capabilities

The ability to continuously authenticate a user during a session is a major opportunity for financial and banking companies with mobile customers, says Entrust Datacard global vice-president of authentication Ryan Zlockie. Entrust Datacard will make announcements related to continuous authentication at RSA 2017 and in March, the later related to biometrics, Zlockie told Biometric Update in an exclusive interview. “A lot of things are changing with the banks, that are really putting authentication even more front and center,” Zlockie says.

Software uses smartwatch motion data for signature verification

Researchers have developed software that leverages a smartwatch’s motion detection capabilities to verify a handwritten signature, according to a report by New Atlas. In a new paper, researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev detail how the software uses motion data collected by a smartwatch as the wearer jots down their autograph to confirm its authenticity. The motion data captured by the smartwatch’s accelerometer or gyroscope serves as a unique identifier that determines whether the

Mercator evaluates issues that will most impact consumer adoption of biometrics

Mercator Advisory Group released a research report titled “Biometrics: A Market Forecast for Consumer Adoption”, which predicts the course of adoption of biometric authentication via mobile device in the United States up until 2025. The 16-page report makes predictions through 2025 for biometric mobile device penetration of the U.S. market, the market availability of persistent biometrics and the percentage of the U.S. population that will use biometrics authentication technology. The report is based on data from Mercator Advisory Group’s Customer

Amazon testing grocery service based on computer vision and deep learning technology

Amazon has been private beta testing in Seattle its new “Amazon Go” grocery shopping service, which uses computer vision and deep learning algorithms to intuitively provide consumers with the items they want without having to wait in queues, according to a report by Visions Systems Design. Scheduled to open to the public early this year, the Amazon Go app uses computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning technologies to enable consumers to walk into the store, shop for products, and

AAEON partners with iSign to enable tablets with biometric signature technology

Rugged tablets developer AAEON Electronics, Inc. has partnered with biometric signature security firm iSign International Inc., enabling AAEON’s rugged tablets to use iSign’s enterprise IT security solution. The biometric signature solution is compatible with all of AAEON’s IP65 certified and MIL-STD-810G rugged tablet touch screens, without having to incur the cost of additional biometric hardware. iSign’s technology delivers 99.999% security while meeting the most strict mobile enterprise security standards. “AAEON is extremely excited about this strategic partnership with iSign International,”

Behavioral biometrics firm helps Arvato Financial Solutions combat fraud

Arvato Financial Solutions has partnered with behavioural biometrics firm NuData Security to develop a joint solution that integrates behavioral analytics and passive biometrics with a common platform, giving joint clients a more comprehensive understanding of their users in order to provide a frictionless and enhanced experience for legitimate customers while protecting against abuse. According to a company statement, Arvato Financial Solutions has chosen best-of-breed partners combining cutting-edge technologies with their local market know-how and analytics expertise to combat increasingly complex

Leumi Card integrates mobile identity verification solution based on behavioral biometrics

In an effort to provide an advanced layer of security to its customers and eliminate the need for complex passwords, Bank Leumi’s credit card subsidiary, Leumi Card, will introduce the integration of a mobile identity verification solution by SecuredTouch based on behavioral biometrics. SecuredTouch’s technology allows for user identification based on a unique personal usage profile within the mobile device, including such attributes as finger size, touch pressure, touch surface and more. The solution allows for the use of a