Thai banks form group to address IT security and combat cyber threats

A consortium of Thailand financial institutions have formed an organization to address stability and security of IT systems and combat cyber threats, according to a report by The Nation. The Thai Bankers’ Association (TBA) established the Thailand Banking Sector Computer Emergency Response Team (TB-CERT), a group of 15 member banks which would work together to boost security at a time of innovative technologies in the financial services sector. The group is sponsored by the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA), a

IoT Asia 2018

IoT Asia 2018 March 21 – 22, 2018 Hall 3, Singapore EXPO #iotasia #myiotasia Connecting YOU to Collaboration and Partnership Opportunities in Asia! For the past 4 years, IoT Asia has been at the forefront of bringing global collaboration and partnership opportunities to governments, businesses and communities in Asia. IoT Asia is an award winning stage that brings together technology heads, design architects, solution architects, engineers, academic institutions, investors and start-ups to assess the latest trends and partnership models in

Card integrators in Asia Pacific sampling IDEX biometric modules and sensors

IDEX revealed that several new card integrators in Asia Pacific are sampling its polymer smartcard sensors for access control and government ID applications. “Deployment of biometric authentication solutions for smart cards is accelerating globally, and we are receiving strong interest for our sensors from a range of large-scale end-customers and ecosystem partners,” explained Dr. Hemant Mardia. “Card integrators are giving consistent feedback that our sensors are uniquely ready for card mass production. Our priority is driving leadership in multiple large

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Asia

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Asia Malaysia July 17-19th 2018 Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia delivers key topics of discussion on the protection of ASEAN’s critical infrastructure and will bring together the organisations from government, agencies and industry players responsible for such collaboration. The conference programme brings together leading international speakers, experts in their field, looking at a range of key topics that can assist with your strategic and tactical planning and thinking in how better to secure and

Facial recognition ATMs mandatory for mainland Mastercard, Visa cardholders in Macau

The Monetary Authority of Macau (AMCM) has made facial recognition technology a mandatory requirement for all mainland withdrawals made by Visa and Mastercard cardholders at automated teller machines (ATMs) starting in September, according to a report by Macau Daily Times. Currently, there are several ATMs in Macau that are using facial recognition technology for Union Pay customers in an effort to combat money laundering as well as the central government’s strategy to prevent capital outflows from the mainland. Now, these

Baidu’s facial recognition technology being tested at Beijing Airport

Chinese search engine Baidu has signed a partnership agreement to provide smart and automated management solutions, including AI-based facial recognition technology, to Beijing Capital International Airport, according to a report by Technode. Under the partnership, Baidu is currently testing its facial recognition solutions at the control centers of the airport for mostly staff admission and data monitoring purposes by the ground crew. If the pilot is successful, it is likely that the airport will expand Baidu’s facial recognition technology use

Hong Kong ATM withdrawals rise after Macau introduces facial recognition at cash dispensing machines

There has been a rise in withdrawals at Hong Kong’s ATMs by banking clients using China UnionPay bank cards following Macau’s adoption of facial recognition technology at ATMs in May, according to a report by South China Morning Post. The increasing withdrawals follow the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s instructions to local banks to submit monthly data on ATM cash withdrawals by UnionPay card users as part of the regulator’s attempts to stop unauthorized capital flight from mainland China. “The rise

EyeVerify launches cloud ID platform in Asia, rebrands to Zoloz

EyeVerify is now providing its cloud-based identification solution for the underserved and underbanked people in Asia, according to a company blog post written by founder and CEO Toby Rush. Since being acquired by Ant Financial Services Group last September, Rush said the company as expanded worldwide with new customers in North America, Europe and Asia; made strategic partnerships, and increased its investment in research and product development. By integrating Eyeprint ID into Alipay’s lifestyle app, Rush said the company has

Border Management & Technologies Summit Asia 2017

Border Management & Technologies Summit Asia 2017 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 7 – 9, 2017 Asian nations are continuing to develop their borders and create the most efficient immigration processes at airports. Many of the regions border security agencies are working hard to improve security on their borders from illegal migration to cross-border organised crimes. Airports in the region are improving passenger experiences to make immigration processes as smooth and hassle free as possible. Our 2nd annual Border Management &

China tech firms bypassing privacy concerns to apply facial recognition

China’s technology firms are rushing to apply the commercial use of facial recognition technology, bypassing the same privacy concerns that have slowed the roll out of the technology in Western markets, according to a report by The Financial Times. People in China are arguably less concerned about privacy rights violation than in Western countries as they are accustomed to having their faces scanned to conduct daily tasks, such as making payments to access residential blocks, student dormitories and hotels. In