Author shares military biometrics deployment lessons to address industry shortfall

While working as a U.S. Army officer in the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) biometrics organization, William Buhrow had a conversation with a frustrated member of the military in Afghanistan. The guides to use and planning considerations available for other systems used by the military did not exist for biometrics, he discovered. This realization prompted Buhrow to take on a role as an advocate for broader understanding of the non-technical aspects of large scale biometric deployments, and to write Biometrics in

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.

Mitek millennial predictions: Q&A with Mitek CMO Kalle Marsal

Mitek recently released survey findings of the mobile preferences, purchase habits and financial goals of millennials, which forecasts that more than $3 billion mobile commerce transactions in 2017 will incorporate selfies for authorization or authentication. This shows that there is a significant unmet demand to use selfies and the camera for commerce and identity verification. Conducted by Osterman Research, “The Millennial Influence: How Their Love of Mobile Shapes Commerce” study surveyed more than 3,000 millennials in the U.S., Canada and

EyeVerify CEO says biometric banking breakthrough has already begun

The tipping point for biometric authentication for mobile banking may have already arrived, EyeVerify CEO and founder Toby Rush says. Further, that position is not one of optimism, he says, but observation of financial institutions currently achieving their user experience and security goals with biometric implementations. When it was acquired by Ant Financial in September, EyeVerify already had dozens of clients in production, and was moving more through the procoess. The company announced last week that Poland-based Comarch will use

A discussion with fingerprint technology firm Integrated Biometrics

For nearly a decade and a half, Integrated Biometrics has been developing and delivering fingerprint scanners designed to withstand difficult operating environments with minimal maintenance, while providing accurate high-resolution fingerprint images even at extreme temperatures. The company’s compact, energy-efficient FBI-certified fingerprint scanners are exclusively used by law enforcement, border management, and homeland security. Wrapping up a landmark year that saw the company achieve top rankings on the 2016 SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies and Inc. 5000 lists, Integrated Biometrics is

2FA progress uneven as password obsolescence approaches

Consumers use the same password for seven different accounts, on average, according to TeleSign’s Consumer Account Security Report 2016. The report, released Wednesday, shows that nearly half of consumers (46 percent) have turned on two-factor authentication (2FA), an 18 percent increase from the previous year. Amidst a year in which a record number of breaches have been reported, TeleSign surveyed 1,300 consumers, and found that almost a third of them consider their online life to be worth over $100,000, or

ImageWare brings server-side approach to enterprise biometrics

ImageWare Systems Inc. has brought its signature government biometric authentication SaaS to the corporate market with the Monday launch of its GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite. The company say that the suite, which provides end-to-end, multi-modal, multi-factor authentication within the Microsoft enterprise ecosystem, using a hybrid cloud architecture that authenticates at the server level, is the first of its kind. The ImageWare Biometric Engine-backed enterprise application represents the established government provider’s first big foray into the mass consumer and commercial markets, which

Introducing biometrics in the U.S. voting process: Q&A with Dave Gerulski

With the upcoming U.S. Presidential election just around the corner, voter ID fraud has become a controversial issue that is being debated among many states and the Obama administration. The debate involves whether or not requiring individuals to present their picture ID to vote is obtrusive, as it can make it more difficult to vote and negatively impact the overall voter turnout from low-income communities. Using fingerprint biometric technology, Americans would no longer require a state-issued form of ID. Instead,

Survey from Accenture examines perception of video analytics and facial recognition

Accenture’s Digital Pulse survey recently asked citizens to weigh in on the top-three ways that government can keep citizens safe at public events such as parades, political conventions or concerts. The survey asked whether government should monitor social media for potential threats, increase government and police collaboration, or use facial recognition and video analytic technology to thwart attacks. The data showed some unexpected gender and generational gaps. According to the survey, almost one half (47 percent) of Baby Boomers chose

iCivil promises much needed birth registration in Africa

Despite continued efforts by governments and international organizations, approximately 230 million children under five have not had their births registered throughout the world, and more than 100 developing countries do not have well-functioning systems in place to register key life events, such as births and deaths. In light of this, an African company has developed an integrated mobile technology solution designed to facilitate universal birth registration in developing countries. The firm, entitled ‘iCivil’, aims to address the problem of birth