Jamaica prioritizes establishment of national identification system

Debate on the National Identification and Registration Bill began last week in Jamaica’s House of Representatives with Prime Minister Andrew Holness saying that the government is committed to making the establishment of the National Identification System (NIDS) a priority. The Bill seeks to facilitate the establishment and regulation of a system for the registration, verification and authentication of the identity of citizens and other persons residing in Jamaica and establishment of a National Civil and Identification Database to generate national

New Microsoft keyboard features Fingerprint Cards sensor

Fingerprint Cards‘ touch sensor FPC1025 is featured in Microsoft’s Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID, the first keyboard to include an invisible fingerprint sensor hidden in a normal looking key. “We’re really excited to see Microsoft launch this ground-breaking product and happy to see our industry-leading technology featured in it,” said Niklas Strid, Senior Vice President, Business Line PC and Embedded, at Fingerprint Cards. “We’re delighted to support such a large and influential industry player, it’s a testimonial of our products

Mastercard and Oxford University unveil framework for mobile biometric banking

Despite a strong consensus among consumers and banks that biometrics should replace passwords for access to financial accounts, knowledge gaps are slowing the transition, according to the report “Mobile Biometrics in Financial Services: A Five Factor Framework,” released Tuesday by researchers from Oxford University and Mastercard. Since 93 percent of consumers prefer biometrics to passwords, according to researchers, and 92 percent of banks want to adopt biometric technology, its adoption should be advancing rapidly. Only 13 percent have deployed biometrics,

Digital payments will boost demand for mobile biometric security

Transparency Market Research has published a new research report that shows that the global mobile biometric security and services market has made consistent progress in the last few years due to the increasing demand for smartphones and the rising acknowledgment of the benefits presented by biometric technology. “Mobile Biometric Security and Services Market: Professional Market Research Report and Forecasts, 2017 – 2025” finds that the main driver for the demand from the mobile biometric security and services market is the

Biometrics Best Practices: Optimizing Security in Fingerprint Technology Deployments

Critical information is accessible from everywhere using smartphones, tablets and computers. Public and private enterprises that value secure identity and secure transactions are moving to the use of biometrics. This paper outlines concerns critics express about fingerprint biometric solutions and provides a realistic assessment of the cost/benefit of recommended mitigation strategies.

Biometrics essential to combining security and convenience: Isabelle Moeller

Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller has published an editorial asserting why biometrics are essential to combining security and convenience, or as she explains, “only biometrics can unify the age-old opposing forces of user-experience and digital security.” Moeller states that the past five years has pushed biometrics into the mainstream with the increasing use of smartphone fingerprint authentication, voice recognition in telephone banking and face recognition-enabled airport checkpoints. Despite this increased adoption of biometrics, security breaches continue to occur more frequently

SensibleVision releases facial recognition security technology with liveness detection

SensibleVision has launched 3DVerify, which it calls the first facial-recognition security technology specifically designed to support simultaneous multi-factor face authentication on tablets and smartphones equipped with 3D cameras. The new advanced Depth/3D liveness solutions can detect videos, photos and masks, which are all the prominent methods that hackers currently use to exploit 2D cameras on mobile devices. “It’s no secret that every device maker is planning on including 3D cameras on their next generation of phones and tablets, and the

Intercede launches cloud-based, multi-tenanted authentication service

Intercede has released MyID as a Service (MyIDaaS), a secure, self-service, multi-tenanted authentication cloud service for enterprises that eliminates the need for passwords by replacing them with government-grade digital identities. MyIDaaS is designed to provide a high level of security in a cost-effective manner, while enabling companies of all sizes and sectors to adhere to the strictest of government regulations. The new solution is designed to enable organizations to replace employee passwords with more secure and convenient digital identities on

UIDAI extends deadline for new security key for biometric authentication devices

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the governing agency in charge of Aadhaar, has given a four-month extension to manufacturers and user agencies to comply with the new encryption requirements for biometric authentication devices as well as implemented a strict fine for those organizations that fail to comply by July 31, according to a report by Money Control. The authority originally set a June 1st deadline for manufacturers, banks and telcos to comply with the new requirements, but they will

Info X Distribution to resell ImageWare multimodal biometric solutions

ImageWare Systems has signed an agreement with Info X Distribution to enable the storage networking solutions distributor to market and resell ImageWare’s GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite and SaaS solutions. New Jersey-based Info X Distribution specializes in the storage, software, and server connectivity of virtualized networks and cloud environments, delivering solutions to over 2,000 VARs, VMware resellers, OEMs and system integrators. “Info X continuously adds technology that will provide our customers with a competitive advantage in the marketplace,” said Tom Carlucci, president