This is a guest post by Chuck Brooks, Vice President/Client Executive for DHS at Xerox Our increasingly hyper-connected world is becoming even more connected and personal with the emerging generation of technologies for “wearables.” Advanced sensor technologies are being miniaturized, made flexible, and attachable to our bodies. These new technologies and their biometric components will have significant implications on the future of health, security, and how we conduct commerce. Most of us are familiar with Google Glass, Samsung Galaxy Gear
BiometricUpdate.com is pleased to conduct a short survey aimed at its readership that focuses on the business and adoption of biometric technologies. As the industry’s leading news source for the sector, we are constantly monitoring data and trends that impact the industry’s key business decisions. The goal of our year-end survey is to understand how such data points have evolved. Results of this poll will lead to future debate and discussion concerning: which sectors are adopting biometrics fastest; which factors
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.