Mobile biometrics market to grow 79% CAGR to 2021

Technavio has published a new market research report that forecasts that the global mobile biometrics market will grow at a CAGR of more than 79 percent from 2017 to 2021. The report, ‘Global Mobile Biometrics Market 2017-2021’, provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends, including up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions. “Various sectors, such as healthcare and defense, and enterprises are increasingly using the mobile

Researchers using wearables to increase voice authentication security

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed new technique that allows wearables — such as a security-token necklace, ear buds or eyeglasses — to be used to eliminate vulnerabilities in voice authentication, according to a report by Phys.org. Researchers call sound an “open channel” that can be easily duplicated by novice impersonators and skilled hackers alike. “Increasingly, voice is being used as a security feature but it actually has huge holes in it,” said Kang Shin, the Kevin and

IDEMIA to revamp Columbia’s identification and civil registry platform

IDEMIA (formerly known as OT-Morpho) has been selected by the National Civil Registry of Colombia, the Colombian government agency overseeing citizen identity, to update the identification and civil registry platform. As the trusted database of citizens’ biometric and alphanumeric data, the identification and civil registry platform ensures the uniqueness of identities. IDEMIA has worked with the RNEC since the beginning of this project as well as has constantly supported the solution’s successive improvements. Seeking a need to reinforce the platform

BrainChip to deliver AI object search and facial recognition for municipal project

BrainChip Holdings has been chosen to provide its AI-powered object search and facial recognition technology in a new large municipal deployment of video surveillance and video analytics. BrainChip Studio’s object search and facial recognition capabilities will initially be deployed in 11 pilot locations during Q4 2017 and Q1 2018, with broader deployments scheduled later in 2018. The project, which has a potential value of more than US$1.2 million, comprises of over 4,000 cameras across several towns and cities in France.

Diebold Nixdorf solution offers ATM access via mobile facial recognition

At next week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, Diebold Nixdorf and Samsung SDS America will jointly showcase Samsung SDS Nexsign, the latest facial recognition authentication method via the ATM. Diebold Nixdorf will also present on this topic at the FIDO Alliance Workshop: Identity is Fundamental: What you Need to Know About Identity & The Future of Money. Other Diebold Nixdorf solutions being showcased at the conference include its latest mobile application software solution that enables financial institutions and retailers to

National Pharmacies intros facial recognition at Australian stores

National Pharmacies has integrated facial recognition capabilities into its in-store kiosks at approximately 100 branded pharmacies in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales to allow customers to conduct a range of transactions, according to a report by IT News. The kiosks are comprised of Samsung tablets running Oracle’s mobile cloud service (MCS). Any of the pharmacy group’s 350,000 registered customers can now authenticate themselves using facial recognition at an in-store kiosk. The tablet’s camera captures a photo of the

ImageWare to demo GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for IBM Security Access Manager at Money20/20

ImageWare Systems will demonstrate the GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite for IBM Security Access Manager at next week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas. Earlier this month ImageWare received IBM PartnerWorld’s ‘Ready for IBM Security Intelligence’ designation for its GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite. The solution has been validated to integrate with IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM). ISAM integration is the most recent addition to GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite, along with turnkey solutions for Microsoft Active Directory, and the Identity Management and Single Sign-On (SSO) products

DENSO using FotoNation image recognition to improve vehicle safety feature

Automotive technology firm DENSO Corporation will begin using FotoNation’s image recognition technology to significantly improve the performance of its Driver Status Monitor, a safety feature used in commercial vehicles. FotoNation’s facial image recognition technologies will help accelerate DENSO’s development of next-generation products to be used in passenger vehicles, including a system to help drivers return to driving mode during Level 3 of autonomous drive. The partnership will combine DENSO’s accumulated experience in improving the robustness of cabin sensing technologies and

Zighra unveils authentication and threat detection solution

Zighra has launched SensifyID, a patented solution that delivers a 360-degree view of user interactions and continuous proof of identity while preserving the privacy and security of the end consumer. According to the company, this is the first patented solution to run advanced machine learning and behavioral authentication algorithms entirely on-device. The SensifyID platform gathers device, behavioral, and environmental intelligence proactively to build high fidelity, on-device behavioral models that enable continuous proof of presence and analytics to authenticate a user’s

WISeKey blockchain platform allows countries to launch their own cryptocurrencies

WISeKey has introduced World Internet Secure Coin (WISeCoin), a blockchain platform that allows countries to launch their own cryptocurrencies in an environment that provides interoperability in a similar manner as analogue currencies. Using WISeCoin, cities and countries around the world can develop their own cryptocurrency. The platform’s advanced design and cryptographic security system is projected to disrupt legacy systems for transacting value and revamp global economic infrastructures. WISeCoin uses the latest blockchain technology and works as part of payment system