Webinar addressed myths surrounding 2FA, biometrics

Last week, BiometricUpdate.com was pleased to moderate a webinar entitled “Debunking Biometric Myths: Moving Beyond Passwords to Empower Your Mobile Workforce”, which was co-hosted by EyeVerify and Good Technology. Both companies were represented by Chris Barnett, EVP Sales & Marketing at EyeVerify and Eugene Liderman, Director of Public Sector, at Good Technology, respectively. The webinar examined myths concerning biometrics, mobility, passwords, security and mainly the use of two-factor authentication. The webinar’s sponsors are widely-acknowledged leaders in two-factor authentication security solutions.

‘Biometrics in Banking’ seminar recap

This is a guest post by Max Snijder, secretary general of the European Association for Biometrics (EAB). On 24 October 2014, the day after the Biometrics 2014 event at the QE-II venue, Citibank hosted the EAB seminar Biometrics in Banking at their Canary Wharf branch, supported by co-organizer Financial Fraud Action UK. The expected number of 50 attendees was far exceeded, as over 100 people from 30 different banks and financial institutions and other companies finally attended. It is not

Join us for a webinar about two-factor authentication with EyeVerify and Good Technology

On Wednesday November 12 at 2:00 EST we’ll be co-hosting a webinar entitled “Debunking Biometric Myths: Moving Beyond Passwords to Empower Your Mobile Workforce” with EyeVerify and Good Technology. Our panel of experts will address popular myths around biometrics and mobility. We will lead the conversation through password pain, two-factor authentication, security risks, user privacy and much more. Biometrics often get overlooked as a modality reserved for the future. In this webinar we will discuss use cases across various market

Biometrics industry descends upon London this week

This coming week of October has shaped up to be a very busy one indeed in London regarding gatherings amongst the biometrics industry. Here is a quick at-a-glance of what you need to know. If you have suggestions of other events to add, please contact us. Biometrics Institute & FIDO Alliance Joint-Meeting, October 20, 2014 from 2:00-5:00pm in London, UK The seminar will inform prospective members about the Alliance and the Biometrics Institute and their separate activities. Attendees will learn

University of Texas at Austin opens first of its kind ID Center

This is a guest post by Janice Kephart, founder of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA). Research will inform the public on identity theft and fraud threats and assessments. Austin, TX – With a $5 million grant from the Texas state legislature, the University of Texas at Austin has launched a new Center for Identity to inform the public on identity theft and fraud threats and assessments. In something akin to a digital ribbon cutting ceremony in the heart

Biometrics in Australia

This is a guest post by Maria Makedonas, Marketing Cooridnator for Argus Global, Sydney In Australia, the use of biometrics is becoming more prominent in the private sector. Biometrics is now common in the public sector, however it is also apparent biometrics can be used in the private sector and in many more applications as outlined in this blog post. Biometrics and banking: Financial institutions are talking about the use of biometrics for their customers such as opening an account,

What is Biometric Data Sharing? An Introduction & Overview

This is a guest post by Paul Coombes, Head of Commercial (EMEA) for Argus Global The Five Country Conference (FCC) High Value Data Sharing (HVDS) Protocol initiative was signed in 2009 to enable the exchange of biometric data between member countries – the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In 2011 the UK and Ireland agreed to share biometric data from visa applications to fight illegal immigration. The goal of these programs is to exchange data

Health IT in the Cloud: Moving From “Nice to Have” to “Mandatory”

This is a guest post by Mohammad Shahnewaz, Senior Digital Marketing Specialist at M2SYS Technology. 83% of IT executives report they are using cloud services today for healthcare IT according to the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey. Health IT is moving to cloud and it’s no longer a “nice to have.” – It has become a necessity. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 set in motion a series of strict compliance requirements for the healthcare industry.

Apple Watch and Apple Pay Likely to Receive Different Acceptance Amongst Consumers

This is a guest post by Janice Kephart, founder of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA). Last week I received a hurried Wall Street media inquiry regarding my view, on behalf of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA), of the potential market impact of Apple’s release of Apple Watch and Apple Pay. Determining the potential impact and growth of new biometric applications (assuming they work) greatly relies on the consumer’s perception of the product’s utility and security. There

Biometric identification’s role in the on-boarding process

This is a guest post by Steve Cook Director of Business Development at Facebanx Examining the use of biometrics in ID protection and KYC Biometric identification systems are now being deployed within various applications into more and more public and private institutions. For those that are new to biometrics, biometrics are the unique characteristics of a human being that can be used to clearly identify a person. Biometric technology such as fingerprint, iris, face and voice recognition is now widely