DISA director discusses biometric access at AFCEA symposium

A combination of biometrics and behaviors associated with an individual’s mobile device will be used in the future to determine the level of access he or she has on DOD networks. “Together, these will create an ‘identity score,’” Lt. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, DISA director and Joint Force Headquarters, DOD Information Networks commander Army explained at this week’s Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore. “Your identity score will determine how much access you

BIO-key secures initial orders for its line of biometric locks

BIO-key International has secured initial orders for its TouchLock line of biometric locks, which were debuted at CES in January. Each TouchLock model allows for multiple users’ fingerprints to be registered, depending upon the use case. The original owner or enrollee becomes the lock’s administrator and is able to manage between 1 to 20 different user fingers. BIO-key’s lock line includes: a heavy-duty, water resistant padlock for outdoor use; a luggage lock that meets TSA travel lock standards; a compact

Defense department developing multifactor authentication system

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems (HACMS) program is developing technology for the creation of safe and secure cyber-physical systems, according to a report by American Security Today. Leveraging a formal methods-based approach, the program enables semi-automated code synthesis from executable specifications and has already passed on some of its technology to both the defense and commercial communities. DARPA is currently developing a multifactor authentication system intended to replace the current common access card (CAC) which

Thales, SITA to enhance security at Bahrain airport

Bahrain’s Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications has selected Thales and SITA to provide the security and operations management system — which will include biometrics and other technologies — for Bahrain International Airport. The ministry launched the Airport Modernization Program in 2015 with an end goal to significantly improve Bahrain International Airport’s infrastructure and services. This ongoing program includes the development of a new passenger terminal and the expansion and renovation of the existing terminal. With 14 million passengers a year

ievo announces new fingerprint reader deployment

UK-based biometric recognition systems manufacturer ievo has supplied its “ultimate” fingerprint readers as an integral part of the security for the multi-million refurbishment and restoration of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels. The fingerprint readers have been installed at access turnstiles to both ends of the unique construction site, effectively securing access to the entire site and the construction staff. “Access through the two full height turnstiles at each end of the site is controlled by the biometric readers,” explained

NEC develops earphone prototype with otoacoustic authentication technology

NEC Corporation has developed a prototype “hearable device” (earphone device) user authentication technology, which enables users to safely and securely activate their computing devices without using their hands. The earphone authentication device leverages NEC’s otoacoustic authentication technology, which recognizes the characteristics of the user’s ear to enable hands-free authentication. The device’s motion sensor can be used to estimate the location of users, even in indoor environments where GPS signals are obstructed, providing them with guidance if they get lost in

TMR report finds biometrics-based systems leading digital door lock market

Transparency Market Research published a new research report that found that biometrics-based door lock systems dominated the overall digital door lock system market, accounting for 67 percent of the US$1.16 billion global market in 2016. The report is titled “Digital Door Lock Systems Market (Type – Biometrics (Face Recognition, Iris Recognition, Palm Recognition, Voice Recognition, Signature Recognition and Fingerprint Recognition) and Keypad (Magnetic Stripe Locks, Electromechanical Door Locks and Electric Strike Locks); End-use Industry – Government, Commercial, Industrial, and Residential)

Wellness center deploys FST’s IMID solution to manage member identification

FST Biometrics‘ In Motion Identification (IMID) Access technology has been successfully deployed at the HydroLife Health and Rehabilitation Center, one of the largest health establishments in southern Israel. “With so many people entering the facility daily, including many non-members who support members with disabilities, or parents dropping off and picking up children, we knew we needed a strong, yet convenient solution for managing member identification,” explained Vered Libstein, CEO of the HydroLife Center. “FST’s IMID Access system works reliably and

CCC researchers use iris image to breach Samsung Galaxy S8 scanner

Researchers from the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) have successfully breached the Samsung Galaxy S8’s iris recognition system to unlock the device using an image of an iris, according to a report by Motherboard. CCC has posted a video demonstrating how they bypassed the iris scanner’s protections using a camera, a printer, and a contact lens. “We’ve had iris scanners that could be bypassed using a simple print-out,” said Linus Neumann, one of the CCC researchers who appears in the video.

ievo to display range of fingerprint readers at Smart Security Technology

ievo are exhibiting its range of fingerprint readers for access control systems at the upcoming Smart Security Technology (SST2017) event in Rotterdam. The event is organized by Ievo distributer and security solutions integrator Smart SD. “This (is) the third time we have supported Smart SD’s security event and are looking forward to meeting a variety of existing and potential customers,” explained ievo Export Sales Manager Stephen Thompson. “We also use the time to talk to manufacturers of different security equipment