Delta ID brings its iris scanning technology for driver authentication to CES

Delta ID has collaborated with Gentex to develop an iris-based in-car biometrics system that authenticates the driver and delivers customized security and convenience features. This week at CES, the companies are demonstrating a Gentex rearview mirror integrated with Delta ID’s Active IRIS technology. The mirror-integrated biometric system identifies the driver upon vehicle entry, and, if properly authorized, starts the vehicle and personalizes their setup configurations by automatically adjusting mirrors, steering wheel, seat, music favorites, GPS locations, and other options. “We

Chrysler, Gentex to preview and launch automotive biometrics at CES

Chrysler will unveil its new Portal concept minivan with biometric technology at CES 2017, which is based on 20 years worth of data on the millennial demographic, which means it will have features to cater to that particular demographic, according to a report by Ubergizmo. The Portal — which is currently only in concept form — will feature facial recognition and biometric technology to identify the driver. This is intended to serve not only as a security feature, but also

India airports piloting Aadhaar-based entry authentication

Taking the lead from a successful pilot phase at a Hyderabad, India airport where security officials processed travellers using Aadhaar-based airport entry authentication technology, Mumbai and Bengaluru airports are also planning to implement similar pilot projects next year, according to a report by The Hindu. The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad launched a pilot project in 2015 in which travellers had the option of entering their Aadhaar number at a kiosk located at one of the entry gates. The

Gemalto study reveals security concerns over employee reuse of personal credentials

Gemalto released the results of its ‘Authentication and Identity Management Index’, which revealed that 90% of enterprise IT professionals are concerned that employee reuse of personal credentials for work purposes could compromise security. Meanwhile, 68% said they would be comfortable allowing employees to use their social media credentials on company resources, Gemalto’s research suggests that personal applications (such as email) are the biggest worry to organizations. The report explores the growing trend of the enterprise and consumer realms merging closer

Citibank introduces biometric banking and finance mobile app

Citibank is rolling out a biometric mobile app that combines banking, wealth management and money movement features on a single biometrically-secured application, according to a report by Finextra. Developed by Citi FinTech, the app “demonstrates the power and potential of our new agile operating model, a spearhead to leading what’s next for our clients and for Citi”, according to Stephen Bird, CEO of Citi’s global consumer banking. Citi FinTech tested the app with 2,500 clients over five months to improve

Bipartisan cybersecurity panel issues report recommending stronger authentication

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, a bipartisan panel that addresses cybersecurity challenges facing government and industry, issued a new report intended for the next administration that recommends, among other things, that all Internet-based federal government services provided directly to citizens use “appropriately strong authentication.” The 100-page ‘Report On Securing and Growing the Digital Economy’ document includes 16 recommendations and 53 related directives for both the public and private sector. The report identified several key authentication requirements, including that all

EyeVerify brings payment grade biometric security to Comarch’s banking clients

In an effort to provide its client base with payment grade biometric authentication on mobile devices, Comarch is partnering with EyeVerify to integrate Eyeprint ID into Comarch’s Smart Finance and Corporate Banking solutions. Comarch is a global provider of IT solutions for banks, insurers, brokerage houses, asset management companies, investment funds and factors. Eyeprint ID uses existing 1+ MP smartphone cameras to image and pattern match the unique pattern of eye veins and other micro features in and around the

Utilizing face authentication to meet NIPSOM Change 2 requirements

This is a guest post by Don Waugh, Co-CEO of Applied Recognition. Attention ITPSOs (insider threat program senior official): The deadline for new NIPSOM Requirements is November 30, 2016, as set out by the May 18, 2016 Department of Defense published Change 2 to DoD 5220.22-M, “National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM).” NISPOM Change 2 requires contractors to “establish and maintain an insider threat program to detect, deter and mitigate insider threats. Specifically, the program must gather, integrate, and report

AimBrain to provide biometric authentication solution for NOW Money smartphone app

Biometrics start-up AimBrain has signed a partnership agreement with mobile wallet and remittance service NOW Money, to provide the biometric authentication for its smartphone app. AimBrain’s SaaS facial and behavioural authentication modules will strengthen NOW’s security and give its customers a frictionless user experience, encompassing biometric access control and eliminating the need for password authentication. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with such a forward-thinking company as Aimbrain,” said NOW’s Chief Operating Officer, Oliver Baillie. “We are responding to a clear

Biometric trends for 2017

This is a guest post by Alan Goode, Managing Director at Goode Intelligence. Biometrics is one of the hottest topics in technology and cybersecurity markets today. The use of biometrics for user authentication and identity assurance is an essential improvement over usernames and passwords, and innovations in mobile devices, wearables, and other technologies are bringing biometrics to mainstream audiences. ‎ Join me for this webinar, Biometric Trends for 2017, on December 08, 2016, at 11:00am EST, as I discuss with