Australia and New Zealand Banking Group want voice biometrics as method of authentication in its call centers

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) is seeking to use voice biometrics at call centers to authenticate customers across all services, according to a report by ZDNet. Earlier this month, the bank partnered with Nuance to introduce voice identification technology earlier this month with its Grow by ANZ app. The new app allows customers to make “pay anyone” payments of more than AU$1,000 (US$794.50) automatically, eliminating the need to visit a branch in person. In addition, voice ID

Trustonic enables Koscom SignKorea to provide multi-authentication services

Korean accredited certification authority Koscom SignKorea has selected Trustonic to enable secure multi-authentication services using PINs, biometrics, or passwords. SignKorea is developing a united authentication platform to streamline and secure online authentication for end users of services from security companies, banks and credit card issuers. As part of the project, Trustonic will secure SignKorea’s national public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates on devices. Trustonic’s application protection and secured platform solutions ensure that Koscom certificates are protected. The company’s Trusted Execution Environment

The conflicting state of biometrics support and acceptance

This is a guest post by Kayla Matthews, a biometrics and technology writer. Since the Internet is foundational to almost every aspect of modern life, we regularly endeavor to make it a safer and more comfortable place to be. A big part of that journey is making our authentication methods — passwords, encryption and biometrics — stronger and more dependable. But biometrics, in particular, have struggled with adoption and an apparent lack of public trust. With cyberthreats increasingly a top-of-mind

Facial recognition not an effective enterprise security measure: Bitglass report

Bitglass has released its “Data Games: Security Blind Spots According to Experts report” in which hackers rated facial recognition as one of the least effective enterprise security measures six times more often than fingerprint authentication. The finding is an intriguing insight in light of the new iPhone X’s migration to face-recognition authentication feature. Bitglass’ new report features survey insights from 129 White Hat and Black Hat hackers that attended the Black Hat 2017 national cybersecurity conference. Hackers emphasized that the

FacePhi to supply digital onboarding technology to Argentina’s Red Link

FacePhi, through its Argentinian partner, Compusistem, will provide Red Link with ID validation and facial recognition technology, known as ME, to use during the digital onboarding process. Red Link S.A. is a network of 47 financial entities that provide services to the Argentina’s main financial entities, credit card companies and clients in ATMs, home banking, mobile and secure solutions or tax collection sectors. FacePhi facial recognition software uses its own algorithms and has presence in 18 countries, such as Panama,

U.S. insurance provider selects BIO-key fingerprint solution

An unnamed U.S. insurance provider focused on retirement products with total assets of nearly $250 billion has selected BIO-key EcoID fingerprint readers as an added layer of hardware-based user authentication to complement its existing password-based sign-in credentials for thousands of employees. BIO-key’s EcoID solution, tested and qualified by Microsoft for use with Windows Hello, is a durable, compact, standalone USB-compatible fingerprint scanner designed for commercial use. EcoID is native to the Windows Hello biometric sign-in platform and includes a three-foot

IoT Payments 2017

IoT Payments 2017 October 10-11 2017 Austin, TX IoT Payments 2017 conference speakers to explore security, mobility, usability of payments with IoT devices. The Internet of Things promises to revolutionize the payments industry. Seize the opportunity to meet the people shaping the next frontier in payments at IoT Payments 2017, the only conference bringing together the financial executives, device and application providers and retail industry experts for a deep dive into the evolving intersection of payments and IoT. Two days

ThreatMetrix, Nok Nok Labs partner to provide FIDO-compliant authentication solutions

ThreatMetrix has partnered with Nok Nok Labs to deliver integrated strong authentication and risk-based authentication solutions to ensure improved security and reduced user friction. Under the partnership, the companies will provide solutions that combine the intelligence of risk-based authentication with a standards-based strong authentication framework to organizations. ThreatMetrix enables accurate customer trust decisions for digital fraud and authentication transactions worldwide through a global shared intelligence network examining 24 billion annual transactions across 1.4 billion unique anonymized identities. These capabilities will

Kony, Daon to provide apps with biometric authentication

Kony, Inc. has partnered with Daon to help banks and financial institutions deliver highly-secure omni-channel apps through advanced biometrics authentication capabilities, including device cryptography and biometric authentication leveraging Daon’s IdentityX platform. Daon develops and deploys biometric authentication and identity assurance solutions to provide greater security for businesses around the world. The company’s IdentityX platform improves businesses’ authentication process by delivering the highest level of security with multi-factor authentication, which improves the overall customer experience. “Eliminating the complexity of creating secure,

ForgeRock completes $88M Series D investment round

ForgeRock has completed a $88 million Series D investment round led by Accel with participation from KKR, Meritech Capital Partners and Foundation Capita, which brings the company’s total of raised investments to more than $140 million, according to a report by Techcrunch. The company plans to use the new capital to significantly grow its team, expand the product offering and continue its international expansion with particular attention to China in the coming year. ForgeRock’s identity management platform can be scaled