Aetna rolls out FIDO, behavioral authentication for healthcare data security

FIDO Alliance executive director, Brett McDowell, reiterated in a blog post a report by the Wall Street Journal in which Aetna’s chief security officer Jim Routh discussed how the company adopted FIDO Authentication to improve the security and usability of its online services for its customers, partners and employees. Aetna is currently in the midst of a multi-year rollout of its next-generation authentication (NGA) platform across mobile and web applications. With NGA, Aetna is developing new industry best practices for

Invixium to introduce new time and attendance access control solution

Invixium is adding the TOUCH 2 to its product line next month. Based on the original TOUCH device, the revitalized TOUCH 2 offers improved processing speed, more memory, Lumidigm fingerprint sensor, power over ethernet, Bluetooth, and wi-fi capabilities, double identification capacity (1:N) from 10K to 20K, a 5-megapixel camera for video intercom and facial detection and, Corning Gorilla Glass 5. According to a company statement, the TOUCH 2 is “the ultimate biometrics solution” for everything from time and attendance management,

Biosite biometric access control to protect BAM Western construction sites

Bristol-based operation BAM Western has selected Biosite to provide a standardized access control system for its construction sites. With 185 employees and a supply chain of about 1,000 firms, BAM Construction’s Western region requires consistent systems to ensure secure and efficient operations across their sites. Having previously used multiple suppliers across its region, BAM Western recognized that by standardizing access control and workforce management systems it would benefit from better economies of scale as well as more intelligent data, which

CLEAR launches at Salt Lake City International Airport

Biometric identity membership platform CLEAR has launched at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). The launch at SLC, Terminal 2, expands CLEAR’s network of touch points to nearly 30 U.S. airports and sports stadiums nationwide. CLEAR recently launched at Los Angeles International Airport and five additional airports this year alone. “The SLC International Airport is pleased to partner with CLEAR to provide a new option for travelers to reduce their wait time in security,” said Salt Lake City International Airport

Financial institution to use BIO-key biometric ID solutions to secure Windows 10 devices

BIO-key has been selected by a global financial institution to deliver biometric authentication solutions for the firm’s Windows platform worldwide. The financial institution, which BIO-key declined to name in the release, recently upgraded all its devices to the Windows 10 operating system on a global basis, a decision that was mostly driven by Windows Hello’s improved biometric security features. BIO-key is providing the institution with an initial 5,000 SideTouch compact fingerprint readers to support the use of fingerprint biometric authentication.

BioSec palm vein authentication system prevents violence at Hungarian stadium

The BioSec Group installation of a biometric palm vein authentication system at Hungarian Groupama Arena has put an end to the football spectator violence that would occasionally occur at the 23,500 seated soccer stadium. StadiumGuard is a palm vein scanner that grants access to thousands of ticket holders into the stadium, while keeping unsavory types outside. The technology works by fans waving their hand above the sensor at one of the stadium’s 36 gates. If the person is not blacklisted,

Pramati intros thumbprint biometric authentication platform

Pramati Technologies has introduced the ThumbSignIn biometric thumbprint authentication SaaS platform for mobile and web applications, which has been certified by the FIDO Alliance. Using the platform, enterprises and service providers are able to deploy strong authentication solutions that lower their reliance on passwords and protect against phishing, man-in-the-middle, and replay attacks based on stolen passwords. ThumbSignIn allows organizations to enable users to sign in to websites, web applications from desktop web browsers, and mobile apps biometrically — all without

UK government report forecasts spike in use of biometrics solutions

The UK government has published a new report entitled 2016 Cyber Security Breaches Survey that forecasts a significant spike in the use of biometric products, as more organizations seek to prevent fraud and protect themselves from organized cybercrime groups, according to SC Magazine. The report finds 65 percent of large organizations in the UK detected a cybersecurity breach or attack in the past year. “In 2015 Cifas member organisations recorded 170,000 cases of identity fraud,” Sandra Peaston, assistant director of

EU companies taking steps to control access to personal data for GDPR compliance

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018, European organizations will be required to demonstrate control over who can access personal identifiable data that is collected or stored from any individual in the European Union (EU), according to a report by IT Portal. The new regulation, which has been in the works for the past four years, aims to harmonize data privacy legislation across the EU and ultimately protect individuals using technology. According to

IRIS ID time and attendance solution selected by Chinese manufacturer

Iris ID revealed that its iCAM 7000 solution has been selected to manage employee time and attendance for Tongrentang, a leading manufacturer of traditional Chinese medicine. The Beijing-based company, which was founded in 1669, operates more than 1,000 retail outlets and hospital locations across the country. The iris-based biometric identification solution will be phased in over the next few years and is expected to be used by approximately 20,000 employees. The system will also be used for identity authentication at