The future of biometrics and authentication

This is a guest post by Jeff Nolan, CMO of SecureAuth. As the threat landscape broadens, it’s essential that organizations adopt techniques that bring greater security and ‘close the front door’ to attackers, as stolen credentials are still one of the biggest threats. But at the same time, it’s essential not to put more barriers in the way of users and bother authorized users with processes unless there is a risk. Fortunately, there are multiple methods of authentication that are

3 things needed before biometrics can go mainstream

This is a guest post by Kayla Matthews, a biometrics and technology writer. Biometrics have started to gain more ground and visibility in the world market. Expected to be worth $34 billion USD by 2022, the global biometrics market is an exciting industry to be apart of, indeed. Yet, though the potential advantages of using biometrics are many, a few things need to happen before we can really start implementing this technology in its full capacity. 1. Better Data Breach

Why usability matters

This is a guest post by Joey Pritikin, VP Sales and Marketing at Tascent. Showing your ID at the airport is one thing. But using your eye as your passport? It might feel like a big step. Nevertheless, iris scanning and other forms of biometrics will soon be common sights at airports around the world. Airports all over the world are installing biometrics to streamline the traveler journey, from airplane entry gates to baggage pickup. The Australian government plans to

Will biometrics improve payment card security?

This is a guest post by Kayla Matthews, a biometrics and technology writer. Most of us are familiar with the concept of biometrics — the science of using fingerprints and other unique identifiers to increase security. Many smartphones are already equipped with fingerprint scanners that people can use instead of entering a password or PIN to secure their phone. Could this biometric technology be used to secure other things we use every day, like debit and credit cards? Biometrics and

Security cameras in the UK will scan thousands of soccer fans’ faces in June

This is a guest post by Kayla Matthews, a biometrics and technology writer. From airport body scanners to metal detectors at museums, we’ve become accustomed to increasingly advanced forms of security in public places. However, security officials in the United Kingdom will take things to the next level by using security cameras with face scanners. Learn how this particular advancement might affect human safety, as well as how the security field has changed in recent years. Football Fans and Others

Trends and perspectives in the use and security of biometric technologies

This is a guest post by Sándor Bálint, Security Lead for Applied Data Science for Balabit The use of biometric technologies is clearly on the rise. Physiological and behavioral biometric data is being collected in quantities never seen before, and the possibilities to collect such information has also reached unprecedented levels. One contributing factor to this is the availability of data analysis solutions that are able to deal with massive amounts of information, making it possible to collect, store and

Do self-driving cars dream of authentication protocols?

This is a guest post by Jonas Lamis, VP of Marketing at Nok Nok Labs. William Gibson is known for his quip, “The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.”. From my house in Palo Alto, CA, you can see that future bright as day. Every 15 minutes or so, a funny looking electric two seater dome-car will hum by. I mean literally hum. They must have embedded some sort of hum generator in the cars because otherwise

Personal banking: meet Alexa, Siri and Cortana

This is a guest post by Michael Boukadakis, the founder and CEO of Enacomm. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer science fiction. It’s an emerging business technology that is beginning to transform industries, including banking. Oxford Dictionaries defines AI as the “theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.” Once a futuristic concept, one-tenth of companies in the financial services, manufacturing, retailing,

Using biometrics to marry trust and convenience in the banking world

This is a guest post by Howard Berg, Senior Vice President Gemalto, MD of Gemalto UK Ltd Last month, a new survey of UK consumers found a growing appetite for the use of biometric methods to access and authenticate online banking services. In particular, it found that consumers would prefer to use fingerprint recognition than the traditional methods of passwords or memorable questions, which have been undermined by ongoing data breaches and hacking scandals. The news is unsurprising given the

Hand vein authentication bolsters Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

This is a guest post by Fatima Alali and Paul Sheldon Foote, Professors of Accounting at California State University, Fullerton. Notorious frauds such as Societe Generale and UBS highlight the importance of internal controls. In spite of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX or SOA), external auditors continue to disclose large numbers of material weaknesses in internal control systems of many public companies. In some cases, external public accounting firms have reported these material weaknesses for the same companies for