Holiday online shopping – naughty or nice?

This is a guest post by Robert Capps, VP and authentication strategist at NuData Security. With the Christmas holidays coming up, there will be a race to secure holiday gifts at the best prices if they didn’t already on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Consumers are expected to spend an average of $1,226 during the holiday shopping season reaching ~$1.05 trillion between November and January, according to the latest Deloitte 2017 holiday retail survey. The survey also predicts that, for

ID R&D develops text-independent multimodal biometrics chatbot solution

ID R&D has launched SafeChat, a text-independent artificial intelligence (AI) that combines keystroke dynamics, behavioral and voice biometrics to facilitate continuous, frictionless authentication for chatbots and virtual assistants. SafeChat continually authenticates the user through their voice interactions, typing mannerisms and behaviors, and facial recognition. The solution’s high-level security features do not require much participation from the end-user. ID R&D’s text-independent chatbot solution is designed to help enterprises communicate with end-users in a secure and convenient way. SafeChat incorporates behavioral, voice and

Aware introduces Knomi mobile biometric framework

Aware announced the launch of its Knomi mobile biometric authentication framework on Thursday. Knomi consists of SDKs that work together on a mobile device and server to replace passwords with multifactor authentication. Modalities currently available with Knomi include face recognition, voice recognition, and a simultaneous combination of face and keystroke dynamic recognition. Voice recognition was also recently added to Aware’s Nexa search and match SDKs. Knomi provides high accuracy and speed performance with Aware’s algorithms, and prevents several types of

Plurilock expands U.S. locations, staff to meet demand for behavioral biometrics solution

Plurilock Security Solutions has grown its U.S. footprint with two new East Coast locations and additional staff to expand commercial and government market access to its continuous user validation cybersecurity platform. Driven by two new financial services clients and recent contracts with U.S. Army NETCOM and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), Plurilock has added offices in New York and Baltimore as well as appointed former U.S. Marine Corps combat engineer Neal Conlon as director of

HoneyTek Systems, BioCatch partner to provide fraud prevention solutions

HoneyTek Systems has partnered with BioCatch to provide fraud prevention and behavioral biometrics solutions to customers in Canada and abroad. BioCatch’s behavioral biometrics-based authentication technology analyzes the way people interact with an online application or device. The company has been integrating behavioral biometrics to successfully detect criminal behavior, preventing major financial losses in the past. “Given the trends in fraud and the challenges that our customers are facing, it is important for us to provide solutions that help them stay

Biometric Signature ID wins ID verification services contract for online mortgage courses

Biometric Signature ID has been awarded a three year contract to provide ID verification services for 90,000 Mortgage Loan Originators (MLOs) taking online courses and certifications. The patented gesture biometric ID verification solution, BioSig-ID, will be integrated into multiple learning management systems to improve user ID authentication for brokers and those individuals involved in the mortgage loan business. BioSig-ID is also designed to identify suspicious user behaviors. BioSig-ID is a software-only gesture biometric ID solution designed to quickly and accurately

How biometrics can fight synthetic identity fraud

This is a guest post by Kayla Matthews, a biometrics and technology writer. Identity fraud is a major issue today, and it’s only getting more advanced. You may think people who engage in stealing identities take details from single individuals and assume those personas. That practice still occurs sometimes, but synthetic identity fraud is even more widespread. The basics of synthetic identity fraud People involved in synthetic identity fraud take bits of information from various victims and combine it. They

U.S. Army to deploy Plurilock behavioral biometric ID authentication solution

The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) will deploy Plurilock Security Solutions’ BioTracker continuous authentication cybersecurity software to protect the military organization against adversarial identity compromise. BioTracker’s deployment will add more advanced cybersecurity protection measures beyond the standard Common Access Card (CAC). The agreement follows Plurilock’s recent contract with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), which will evaluate BioTracker as a potential replacement solution for CACs. Both organizations will implement and evaluate Plurilock’s proof-of-presence cybersecurity software

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, BioCatch to reduce company fraud losses

LexisNexis Risk Solutions and BioCatch have partnered to help companies across all industries reinforce their efforts in preventing fraud cases. As a result of the new partnership, companies will receive additional risk scores through the LexisNexis Risk Defense Platform that expand on the data typically provided by the customer by analyzing how the user behaves. During the application process, LexisNexis Risk Defense Platform monitors behavior and is able to discern between a real user and an impostor by recognizing normal

Is Mastercard bridging the gap from passwords to biometrics?

This is a guest post by Thomas Yohannan, a mentor at Alchemist Accelerator. MasterCard rolled out an interesting initiative a few weeks back in South Africa. The company developed cards with an additional layer of security to counteract fraud — a biometric fingerprint sensor. By combining chip technology with your fingerprint, the company can now verify the cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. The process is quite simple in that you stick your card into the terminal during payment. The biometric