HID Global’s healthcare ID technology trends point to the growing role of biometrics

HID Global has shared three key identification technology trends emerging in the healthcare sector, which include integrated, compliant systems that are both convenient and connected; connected environments that drive the need to ensure the Internet of Trusted Things (IoTT); and the increasing role of biometrics in patient and provider authentication and EPCS applications. The increasing use of trusted identities in the healthcare sector is driving the demand for advanced smart card technologies and mobile solutions. As the industry shifts its

Microsoft considering using Aadhaar to authenticate Skype users in India

Microsoft is considering using Aadhaar to authenticate users in India of its VoIP phone service Skype, according to a report by The Hindu Business Line. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently met with India’s Minister for Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad, to discuss how the technologies used in Digital India projects can benefit the country. The Digital India initiative aims to make government services available to Indian citizens electronically through improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity. Microsoft said

MorphoTrust, Confirm to provide ID solutions to commercial and consumer marketplace

MorphoTrust USA and Confirm Inc. have expanded on their existing relationship to provide scalable identity solutions to the commercial and consumer marketplace at an accelerated pace. The move comes a year after MorphoTrust and Confirm partnered to release enterprise-class mobile SDKs and APIs for developers requiring advanced user verification and mobile facial recognition. Under this latest partnership, MorphoTrust has named Confirm as a go-to-market partner in the commercial ID and identity authentication sector whereby Confirm will integrate certain MorphoTrust biometric

Researchers develop all-in-one authentication solution

Researchers at the University of Surrey have developed an ‘all in one’ authentication system that will allow users to verify identity using their face, eyes or fingerprints — either in combination with or instead of word-based systems — on their computers. Pass∞, developed by the Department of Computer Science’s Dr Shujun Li and PhD student Miss Nouf Aljaffan, is backward-compatible with existing computer systems enabling it to be easily added to all systems immediately with little or no alterations made

FIDO Alliance showcases ecosystem of FIDO certified products

The new FIDO Certified showcase provides deploying organizations with a one-stop shop to learn about the companies and products that can bring FIDO Authentication to their users. The Certified showcase also gives a more in-depth view of the FIDO ecosystem, including the companies participating in the FIDO Certified Showcase launch including: Bluink, Century Longmai, Daon, Feitian, Hypersecu Information Systems, i-Sprint Innovation, International Systems Research (ISR), Nok Nok Labs, Raonsecure, Samsung SDS, Sensory, SSenStone, StrongAuth, Inc., SurePassID, Synaptics, Synochip, TRUXTUN Capital,

Technavio report forecasts global automotive biometric market 2017-2021

Technavio published a new report titled “Global Biometric Market in the Automotive Sector, 2017-2021”, which forecasts that the market will grow steadily during the next four years and see a CAGR increase of more than 19 percent by 2021. The report states that one of the main growth drivers of the market is the vulnerability in existing keyless entry systems in which criminals use hacking devices to break into vehicles. To combat this, automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and

Wells Fargo working on voice-based payment capabilities

Wells Fargo & Co. is developing a voice biometrics-based payments offering for consumers that will reportedly expand beyond the basic day-to-day functionality offered by current virtual financial assistants, according to a report by DigiDay. “These digital assistants like Siri or Alexa — these things are just starting,” Steve Ellis, head of Wells Fargo’s innovation group, said. “There’s a really big future here for how our customers interact with us. We are starting to do proofs of concept with information exchange

Safran Identity & Security providing mobile authentication solutions to Latin America

Through its range of mobile authentication solutions, Safran Identity & Security is working to help mobile network operators accelerate the digitalization of the Latin American economy. Next to Asia-Pacific, Latin America has become one of the fastest-growing regions for e-commerce with Brazil being the largest online market, according to BI Intelligence. “Digital life calls for digital identities,” said Rafael Canon, telecom marketing manager for LATAM at Safran Identity & Security. “Security and convenience in handling these is the basis for

New York banks look to adopt biometrics in compliance with new cybersecurity rules

New York banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions are preparing to adopt multi-factor authentication including biometrics in compliance with the new cybersecurity rules, which take effect on March 1st, according to a report by Bloomerg BNA. New York Department of Financial Services’ (NYDFS) cybersecurity program is intended to protect consumers and ensure the safety of the state’s financial services industry. One of the requirements of the NYDFS cybersecurity program calls for organizations to use multi-factor authentication “to protect against

Securing Federal ID 2017 invites speaking proposals

Securing Federal Identity 2017 has opened the call for speakers and is seeking government agencies to share use cases and vendor-neutral, educational presentations that focus on federal government-led security policies and infrastructure changes for enhanced security for physical and network access or trusted identities. Securing Federal Identity 2017, a Smart Card Alliance government event, will be held in Washington D.C. this June. The event provides comprehensive coverage of identity management and strong authentication in government programs, and brings together important