TRUSTECH 2017 to feature biometrics for authentication conference track

TRUSTECH 2017, an annual event dedicated to secure payment, identification and connectivity, will include a high-level conference program among which features a one-day conference track on Biometrics for Authentication. The event will be held at the Palais des Festivals de Cannes in the French Riviera on November 28 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Biometrics is becoming a key technique for establishing strong authentication and experiencing a migration from pure state requirements – predominately for securing sensitive sites and for

Biometrics changing the way governments address data security, privacy

Accenture has published a new research report that finds that biometrics and advanced analytics are helping to revolutionize the way governments and public service agencies are addressing data security and privacy concerns. Titled ‘Emerging Technologies in Public Service’, the report explores the adoption of emerging technologies across government agencies including health and social services, policing/justice, revenue, border services, administration and pensions / social security. The report is based on Accenture’s survey of nearly 800 public service technology professionals across nine

Accenture, Microsoft demonstrate digital identity prototype at ID2020 Summit

Accenture has partnered with with Microsoft and Avanade to provide blockchain and biometric technologies to support ID2020, a global public-private partnership that is working towards implementing digital identity on a global basis by leveraging secure and well-established systems. The companies have developed a blockchain technology-based identity prototype that runs on Microsoft Azure, designed to enable users to control who has access to their personal information, as well as when to release and share data. Using an advanced decentralized, or “distributed,”

Accenture report finds APAC governments first in adopting ID technologies

Accenture has published a new research report that finds that governments in Asia Pacific are leading the world in adopting technologies such as biometrics for identification, according to a report by GovInsider. The report is based on the results of Accenture’s survey of 774 IT leaders from government organizations in Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Singapore, the UK, and the US. Globally, nearly 40 percent of organizations are either considering or have already adopted biometric or identity analysis technologies,

Accenture study finds most Americans want agencies with stronger cybersecurity

Accenture recently commissioned Market Strategy Group to conduct a survey intended to assess citizen expectations and attitudes regarding cybersecurity and how government can better protect citizens’ personal digital data. The study found that 79 percent of U.S. citizens are concerned about the privacy and security of their personal digital data, and 63 percent say they would feel more confident if the government agencies and service providers with which they interact had stronger data-privacy and security policies. The survey found that

AI, machine learning will alter, not replace public sector workforce roles: Accenture

Accenture published a new research report, “Emerging Technologies in Public Service”, which explores the adoption of emerging technologies across agencies tasked with providing citizen-facing services, such as health and social services, policing/justice, revenue, border services, administration and, pensions and social security. The report focuses on a range of technologies including advanced analytics and predictive modeling, the Internet of Things, intelligent process automation, video analytics, biometrics and identity analytics, machine learning and, natural language processing and generation. The results are based

Students develop SMS-based biometric authentication system for rural areas

Four students from Birla Institute of Technology and Science have developed an SMS-based biometric authentication system, which can be used in rural areas with lower internet connectivity, according to a report by the Business Standard. The biometric authentication app serves as an on-the-go, always-ready, highly secure user authentication method for financial institutions, particularly in rural areas. The app can be installed on any Android phone, said Saurabh Shukla, whose team was selected as a finalist at the Accenture Innovation Jockey,

Accenture, Atos, Safran to improve EU visa info and biometric matching system

The European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) has awarded a contract to Accenture, Safran Identity & Security and Atos to provide application and infrastructure services for the EU Visa information System (VIS) and for the Biometric Matching System (BMS) underpinning VIS. The project will facilitate the rapid and secure processing of visa applications by third country nationals requiring visas to enter the Schengen area. The Accenture-Safran-Atos consortium

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

Biometrics market research, fingerprint technology and border security trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Industry insight KnuEdge launched out of a ten-year stealth phase last week with new neural computing technology and a set of noise-tolerant voice authentication products. Led by founder and CEO Dan Goldin, who previously was NASA’s longest-serving head, KnuEdge has already raised $100 million in private funding and $20 million in revenue. Accenture recently recognized its own technological prowess by bestowing one