The need for dialogue: biometrics are good

This is a guest post by David Menzies, a writer and public relations consultant at Innovative Public Relations. The fact that biometrics – specifically fingerprints and facial recognition – were a large part of quickly identifying and helping to capture the New York City terror bomber, 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, likely does not surprise anyone involved in this particular market sector. A fingerprint on a pressure cooker, combined with video surveillance footage started the wheels turning and the rest, as

Protecting customer loyalty with comprehensive user verification

This is a guest post by Ryan Wilk, vice president of customer success at NuData Security. According to the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations report, hacking using legitimate user credentials was associated in most of last year’s data breaches, and more than 60 percent of confirmed breaches involved weak, default or stolen passwords. When it comes to data breaches, the biggest impact typically isn’t in the immediate financial sense. Instead, the biggest impact is on customer loyalty. In fact, a

Flexible fingerprint sensors: a game-changer for biometric applications

This is a guest post by Dr. Rouzet Agaiby, Senior Business Development Engineer at FlexEnable. A large percentage of existing fingerprint sensors on the market use silicon technology due to its maturity as well as its established supply chain. Capacitive sensors have been the dominant technology because they allow compact fingerprint sensors in comparison to the main alternative approach of optical fingerprint sensors, which have been more bulky due to the optics used to de-magnify and focus the image. More

Removing the incentive for breaches and fraud: A new approach to cybersecurity

This is a guest post by Robert Capps, vice president of Business Development for NuData Security. Where there is treasure to be had, there will be thieves trying to take it for themselves. This is the dark side of human nature, as sure as death and taxes, and it’s not going to change. Whereas thieves used to use shovels to unearth other people’s treasure, today they use a variety of sophisticated digital tools to take what isn’t theirs. At the

Biometrics are shaping the future of digital banking

This is a guest post by Paco Garcia, CTO at Yoti From blockchain to IoT solutions and digital challengers; the world of banking has been going through a series of changes in the way interactions with customers are carried out. As a result, the financial sector is introducing new and innovative products on an almost daily basis to ensure engagement stays high and loyal customers don’t sway. That’s why we’re seeing more ground breaking technologies enter the world of financial

Biometrics alone will not win the authentication wars

This is a guest post by Terry Nelms, Director of Research at Pindrop Robbing a bank used to mean walking into a building, making threats and walking out with a bag of money. Now, fraudsters rely on committing crimes without a physical presence. From halfway around the world they can phone-in or use the Internet to commit crimes. Obviously, the rules have changed. Hackers target banks and any business with a digital presence to steal people’s identities and export valuable

Passé passwords give way to biometric authentication

This is a guest post by Patrick Salyer, CEO of Gigya Many consumers use Twitter as their “go-to” resource for celebrity gossip, information on their favorite brands and just overall updates on current events and the latest news. However, Twitter is also a breeding ground for hoaxes and identity theft — as demonstrated by the NFL’s recent security breach. While social media has fueled consumer expectation for frictionless, real-time access to information, applications and networks, it’s also created an impatience

The password is dead

This is a guest post by Dr. John Callahan, Chief Technology Officer at Hoyos Labs. The death of passwords has been heralded for over a decade now, but these reports were often greatly exaggerated. In recent years this trend has begun to change, however, as new technologies are allowing companies to change how they secure access to digital assets. From traditional usernames and passwords to two-factor authentication, outdated security practices are failing to keep data secure. Last year, 63 percent

Biometrics and border security, law enforcement and facial recognition trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Industry insight In a guest post, the Secure Identity and Biometrics Association discusses the rise of biometrics and identity management in the homeland security enterprise and its Biometrics and Identity Innovations Forum in Washington, D.C. later this month. In a guest post, David Gerulski, VP at Integrated Biometrics, discusses how the use of biometrics as an identifier is having a positive effect

Biometric Update discusses passwords and biometric authentication on financial news show

A Special Report on Biometrics and Banking that was recently published by the Biometrics Research Group was featured on the Financial Sense Newshour radio program. Rawlson King, a contributing editor and lead researcher at BiometricUpdate.com, talked to Cris Sheridan, Senior Editor at Financial Sense, about the latest developments and trends in the biometric sector concerning the financial service technology. You can listen to full interview here. The 30 minute discussion focused on the campaigns by Microsoft and Google to eliminate