Top biometrics news stories, week of July 27

Biometrics Week in Review: FBI opens biometrics center, State Department request for information, Capital Hill concerns about fingerprint recognition, emerging trends in the UK, BioCatch, Aadhaar, BIO-key Experian partnership, Hoyos Labs, Stanley wins government contracts and a Q&A with Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. FBI, Department of Defense to open new biometrics center in West Virginia – The center will house the

BioCatch Flags Bank Fraud Attempts Using Physiological and Cognitive Behavioral Analysis

For Israel-based biometric authentication and threat detection company BioCatch, the way we do things says a lot about who we are. BioCatch monitors how people use applications, collecting data from a device’s keyboard, mouse, touch screen, and even gyroscope to create an accurate profile of the person who’s using an application, and – more importantly – detect when it’s an intruder. “Basically, what BioCatch does is we track human behavior – how people interact with applications and devices,” says Oren

EAB-Research Project Conference 2014

September 8-9, 2014 Darmstadt, Germany European Association for Biometrics – Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) On September 8-9, 2014 Europe’s largest conference on European Commission funded research on biometrics and identity management will take place at the premises of Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany. The EAB-Research Project Conference 2014 will be co-located with the EAB research award and the IEEE BIOSIG conference that will take place later that same week. The EAB and the EU FP7 projects FIDELITY, FastPass, BEAT, FutureID

FIDO Alliance demonstrates new authentication standards at Cloud Identity Summit

The FIDO Alliance’s new authentication standards were addressed in a session during the recent Cloud Identity Summit, where FIDO Alliance members demonstrated how their FIDO Ready solutions could work together, according to a report by SecureIDNews. At the Cloud Identity Summit, six companies performed demonstrations of their products and services based on “Universal Second Factor”, starting with Eyelock, which teamed up with StrongAuth to demonstrate myris – its USB powered authenticator, converting a user’s iris characteristics to a unique code,

European Association for Biometrics to host biometrics and identity management conference

The European Association for Biometrics announced it will host the EAB-Research Project Conference 2014, a conference that focuses on European Commission-funded research on biometrics and identity management. Held on September 8 and 9 at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany, the EAB-Research Project Conference 2014 will share the facilities with the IEEE BIOSIG conference, which will take place later that week. The EAB and the EU FP7 projects FIDELITY, FastPass, BEAT, FutureID and INGRESS, are collaborating to host the conference, which

Fujitsu to release new digital advertising solution with facial detection

Fujitsu announced that version 6.3 of digital advertising solution, TELentice, which will be released in August in Australia, will integrate facial detection. Incorporating near field communications capability and Bluetooth connectivity, the new facial detection functionality will allow marketers to send targeted messages and personalized content to consumers as they walk toward or pass media screens. The solution also has an optional demographic recognition feature, allowing marketers to customize advertising content around the target consumer’s estimated age and gender to execute

Gemalto discusses biometric technology to help DHS track children illegally crossing the border

Digital security firm Gemalto believes biometric ID cards can help the Department of Homeland Security track the thousands of undocumented children illegally crossing the border, according to a report by Watchdog.org. The Department of Homeland Security has long been using its centralized system, the Automated Biometric Identification System, to store collected biometric data for immigration, national security and law enforcement purposes. However, the system is unable to account for thousands of undocumented children illegally crossing the border. Neville Pattinson, senior

BioCatch included in Gartner’s online fraud detection report for delivering passive biometric analysis

BioCatch announced it has been named in Gartner’s Market Guide for Online Fraud Detection, formerly known as Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Fraud Detection. Gartner listed BioCatch in the report as one of many vendors to deliver passive, or transparent, biometric analysis, meaning that the user is not forced to play an active role and therefore making it a frictionless process. “By 2017, passive biometric analysis will become a standard feature of at least 30% of one-stop fraud detection solutions

Nemex granted trading halt pending Wavefront Biometric Technologies investment update

Nemex Resources announced it is preparing to provide an update on its investment in biometric security start-up Wavefront Biometric Technologies. Reported previously in May, Nemex made an initial investment of $700,000 to acquire a 20% stake in Waterfront with an option to acquire up to 51%. The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has granted Nemex a trading halt, while its shares have been placed in pre-open. This trading halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on July 25,

Opus Research to host VBC London 2014: The Voice Security & Authentication Conference

Opus Research announced it will host the VBC London 2014 (Voice Security & Authentication Conference), which will showcase a wide range of technologies that support simple, secure and trusted communications over the web, mobile phones and tablets. The announcement follows the success of Opus Research‘s Voice Biometrics Conference San Francisco, held in May, which featured a keynote presentation from José Ignacio Zorrilla of Banco Santander Mexico. Held November 18 to 19 at The Tower Hotel, VBC London 2014 will be