Mastercard to acquire NuData Security to boost IoT payment security

Mastercard said it will acquire NuData Security, which provides online and mobile fraud detection solutions using behavioral biometrics, according to a report by ZDNet. The acquisition, whose terms were not disclosed, will see Mastercard integrate NuData’s behavioral biometrics technology into its fraud management and security products. The understanding here is that secure payments will play an integral role in the Internet of things ecosystem and smart devices. NuData’s flagship product line, NuDetect identifies authentic users over fraudulent ones based on

Biometrics in security: protecting sensitive PII and the sanctity of user identity

This is a guest post by David D. Dunlap, Co-Founder and Senior VP of Corporate Planning, StoneLock Our personal identity is our single greatest asset – after all, how can one function in the world without an identity? However, the use of technology to assign identities warrants the need to balance out the requirements for security with the vital necessity of protecting individual privacy. The use of biometrics has been the subject of serious debate in the Security Industry for

Safran introducing new fingerprint terminal at ISC West

Safran Identity & Security will be launching its MorphoAccess SIGMA Extreme access and time fingerprint terminal at next week’s ISC West exhibition in Las Vegas. This device is the newest addition to the SIGMA line of fingerprint readers, which replaces the MorphoAccess and Bioscrypt 4G legacy ranges. Based on the same platform as the entire SIGMA product line, the outdoor MA SIGMA Extreme is specifically designed to operate in harsh conditions, resisting rain, snow, dust and salt mist. The ruggedized

Pindrop voice authentication to be integrated with Amazon Connect

Pindrop will be integrating and making available its voice biometrics-based fraud detection capability with Amazon’s cloud-based contact center service, Amazon Connect. Using Pindrop’s self-service integration, Amazon Connect customers are provided with an additional security layer for their contact center. Pindrop scores calls according to risk associated with a range of factors including the audio characteristics, geo-location and phone number reputation. Within 30 seconds of the start of the call, the call center agent is notified with a pop-up window displaying

Synaptics expands Natural ID portfolio with FS4600 fingerprint sensors

Synaptics has released a new Synaptics FS4600 line of Natural ID fingerprint sensors, providing high-performance, convenient and secure biometric authentication for mainstream and affordable smartphones. FS4600 fingerprint sensors support square, round, pill shape, and slim rectangular buttons for the front, back or side of mobile devices. The buttons enable OEMs to choose between three types of coatings including polymers, ceramics or glass. Other key value-added features include support for two Android soft buttons, force sensing and swipe navigation. The FS4600

Equifax leverages facial recognition for document verification solution

Equifax has released its Document Verifier solution which uses facial recognition technology to provide faster identity authentication for financial product applications. Document Verifier authenticates the identity of an applicant within seconds by comparing a live image of the individual with a photograph of his or her passport or driving licence, both of which are captured by a smartphone or webcam enabled device. In addition, the automated technology can detect potential tampering or anomalies on official documents from over 200 countries.

PyraMax Bank to use Fiserv DNA platform with palm-vein biometric authentication

PyraMax Bank has selected Fiserv, Inc.’s DNA account processing platform with palm-vein biometric authentication to help the bank update its retail banking operations, create a seamless customer experience and drive the growth of commercial loans and deposits. The bank will move from another vendor’s core system to Fiserv’s DNA account processing platform, in which it will add integrated mobile, online and branch banking solutions, including palm-vein biometric authentication. After a thorough assessment that resulted in a shortlist of four vendors

NEC integrates facial biometrics technology into its unified communication platforms

NEC Corporation of America has integrated its facial biometrics technology into its UNIVERGE Communication platforms, which includes NeoFace Welcome and NeoFace Watch. Launched less than two years ago, NEC’s Smart Enterprise approach to unified communications delivers an IT communications infrastructure that helps companies operate at a lower cost and gives them a competitive edge. The solutions also help enterprises solve business issues, innovate business processes, deliver a stable ICT solution and enables them to focus on their key business challenges.

4th Mobile Security for Defense and Government Summit

4th Mobile Security for Defense and Government Summit June 7 & 8, 2017 AUSA Conference Center | Arlington, VA DSI’s Mobile Security for Defense and Government Summit is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military and civilian organizations, industry and academia can come together actionable discussions and debate. Session discussions will revolve around this year’s theme of “Improving Security and Innovation for the Mobile Ecosystem.” Register now or email Morgan

Aadhaar to assume social security status in India

According to an article published in the Financial Express, the Indian government is working towards assigning Aadhaar status similar to Social Security in the United States. Aadhaar is the 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India. The Aadhaar project aims to provide a single, unique identifier which captures all the demographic and biometric details of every Indian resident. Currently, over 1.1 billion citizens have biometric IDs across India under the scheme. This