Biometrics Institute and IOM collaborate to promote responsible use of biometrics

The Biometrics Institute and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that formalized closer collaboration on shared priorities, including promoting the responsible use of biometrics in a broad range of areas. The MoU outlines the scope of the intended cooperation and priority areas of interest. The MoU will aid the two institutions’ efforts to respond in a coordinated way to new and emerging challenges such as security requirements, accessibility to safe transport modes for migrants

Showcase Australia 2017

Showcase Australia 2017 November 15, 2017 Hotel Realm, Canberra, Australia The Biometrics Institute is proud to present its flagship government event, Showcase Australia 2017. Since 2005, Showcase Australia has provided a unique and effective platform to connect biometric users from key government agencies with technology providers to share ideas on key developments. We seek to answer: “What does the future of securing identity look like”? “What needs to happen to make biometrics a trusted solution in government services”? At Showcase

Biometrics Institute CEO outlines strengths and vulnerabilities of biometric security

Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller recently penned an opinion-editorial emphasizing how stakeholders must balance the strengths and vulnerabilities of biometric technology, as its credibility relies on the industry’s efforts to collaborate globally. The recent rise of biometrics deployments in consumer services has confirmed spoofing as a vulnerability that needs careful management. Moeller states that the weaknesses in biometrics have “spawned a race between those creating and applying the solutions.” She adds that while all biometric systems have some flaws, what

Biometrics Institute names Stephanie Schuckers head of Academic Research and Innovation Group

The Biometrics Institute has introduced Stephanie Schuckers as the new Head of the Institute’s Academic Research and Innovation Group, a committee within the Biometrics Institute set up to further strengthen its outreach into the research community. Schuckers is a Clarkson University professor and Director of the Center of Identification Technology Research (CITeR), a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. She has testified for Congress, and has over 40 journal publications as well as over 60 other academic publications. The

Biometrics Institute releases results from 2017 industry survey

The Biometrics Institute has released to its members the full report on the findings of the 2017 Biometrics Institute Industry Tracker, which is now in its eighth year. This year’s survey was revamped and condensed to 20 key questions including a new question probing attitudes to major biometric issues. The final report provides critical insights into various trends and important developments in the biometrics industry. “Overall, over the next five years, there is expected to be a shift away from

Biometrics Institute names Ideco director as head of Technology Innovation Expert Group

The Biometrics Institute has named Ideco Biometric Security Solutions director Francois Vermeulen as the new head of the organization’s Technology Innovation Expert Group (TIEG). The group focuses on providing accurate and unbiased technical information, training and education to the organization’s board and members. TIEG is currently developing a best practice guide to designed to help the market with the responsible use, selection and implementation of biometrics systems. “The Biometrics Institute is playing a key role with regards to responsible use

Biometrics essential to combining security and convenience: Isabelle Moeller

Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller has published an editorial asserting why biometrics are essential to combining security and convenience, or as she explains, “only biometrics can unify the age-old opposing forces of user-experience and digital security.” Moeller states that the past five years has pushed biometrics into the mainstream with the increasing use of smartphone fingerprint authentication, voice recognition in telephone banking and face recognition-enabled airport checkpoints. Despite this increased adoption of biometrics, security breaches continue to occur more frequently

Biometrics Week 2017

Biometrics Week 2017 October 31 – November 3, 2017 Australia House, London, UK Biometrics Institute Biometrics Week featuring the Biometrics Institute Congress 2017 Join us again this year for yet another thought provoking week in London at Biometrics Week 2017. This year offers a two-day Congress on the 1-2 November 2017, accompanied by satellite events on either side (31 October and 3 November). The Key themes for the conference are: • Digital identity schemes – what new technologies and regulations

Biometrics Institute launches revamped annual industry survey

The Biometrics Institute has launched its revamped annual industry survey, which is aimed at providing individuals within the industry an opportunity to give their feedback on priority themes and areas. The survey asks members and key stakeholders to respond to 20 questions on the current status of the biometrics industry, expected developments in the next few years and attitudes towards key issues. The results help the organization, its stakeholders and its committees, to focus on the most important issues, regions

ID at the Borders Conference (Europe)

ID at the Borders Conference (Europe) April 25-26, 2017 Frankfurt Main, Germany This annual event in Europe continues to bring together the critical players in the borders community. We focus our programme on the user perspective and invite key decision makers to provide updates to the industry on border management, travel facilitation and security, migration management and more. What border strategies are needed to manage the incoming waves of migrants? How can countries and sectors collaborate together through sharing information