Windows Hello to add feature that locks device when user moves away from camera

The upcoming Creators Update of Windows 10 will add a new feature to Windows Hello which automatically locks a device when the user walks away from the camera, according to a report by Network World. Windows 10’s security feature currently uses Azure Active Directory and hybrid environments with Azure Active Directory Connect. The Creators Update will open up Windows Hello’s use to all organizations with on-premise, Active Directory-only environments, especially those in public sector. Windows Hello will also feature Dynamic

Entrust Datacard building out continuous authentication capabilities

The ability to continuously authenticate a user during a session is a major opportunity for financial and banking companies with mobile customers, says Entrust Datacard global vice-president of authentication Ryan Zlockie. Entrust Datacard will make announcements related to continuous authentication at RSA 2017 and in March, the later related to biometrics, Zlockie told Biometric Update in an exclusive interview. “A lot of things are changing with the banks, that are really putting authentication even more front and center,” Zlockie says.

BioCatch obtains 9 new patents in 2016

BioCatch has expanded its patent portfolio to over 40 granted and pending patents, with nine new patents obtained this year alone. The company’s IP portfolio expansion was led by its recently filed patent entitled “System, Device, and Method Estimating Force Applied to a Touch Surface,” which covers technology that enables device makers to omit the use of expensive hardware that are traditionally needed to estimate the force and pressure applied to touch surfaces on devices. Designed for the small screen,

TypingDNA enables easy identity verification for web apps with typing biometrics

TypingDNA has developed technology that expands the limited biometric authentication options not requiring specialized sensors or advanced hardware. Its approach works with existing keyboards, and can be used to protect any app by matching a short typing sample. TypingDNA’s cybersecurity SaaS uses artificial intelligence to match two or more typing patterns, which consist of “press and flight times” keyboard input. Typing patterns are virtually impossible to steal, and are also simpler to use for web applications than other biometrics, CMO

Startup UnifyID seeks to eliminate the password with implicit authentication technology

Digital authentication startup UnifyID is seeking to eliminate the password system all together with a new technology that combines machine learning, behavioural biometrics, and continuous authentication, according to a report by Techcrunch. UnifyID calls its approach ‘holistic implicit authentication’, which works to establish an understanding about who the user is, which devices they use, where they go, which sensors they interact with throughout the day, as well as the way they walk and how they type. As users begin to

ForgeRock releases new identity management solution

ForgeRock has released the latest edition of the ForgeRock identity platform, which features advanced new capabilities that will enable organizations to facilitate highly secure, frictionless user experiences using push authentication. In a statement, the company says the platform is the industry’s first end-to-end open source identity management solution to support passwordless login and frictionless second factor authentication capabilities for continuous security. Unlike other identity management solutions that offer passwordless login at the beginning of a session, the ForgeRock identity platform

NetGuardians, BehavioSec to provide behavioral biometric technologies

NetGuardians and BehavioSec are partnering to leverage their complementary technologies to provide comprehensive fraud protection to both financial institutions and their clients around the world. NetGuardians specializes in user behavior analytics and profiling to implement controls for fraud and compliance issues, while BehavioSec’s behavioral biometric technology analyzes behaviors at the user transaction level and alerts the organization of any behavior changes that signal misuse. Through their new joint offering, the companies will enable financial institutions to protect clients by statistically

NICE Actimize launches multi-factor authentication solution

NICE Actimize has launched Authentication-IQ, a solution that manages multiple authentication methods across financial institution channels with an integrated strategy in an effort to improve security, customer experience, and cost efficiency. NICE Actimize’s Authentication-IQ applies advanced analytics that intuitively select the most effective authentication method to use in a specific transaction, based on the risk of fraud, consumer preference and cost efficiency. Using Authentication-IQ, financial institutions are able to optimize authentication methods across digital channels and the contact center to

ID4Africa holds successful first day

Rwanda is successfully hosting Africa’s annual meeting on digital identity management. The three-day event is the second annual government meeting of the ID4Africa Movement. It is currently being held in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, and is hosted by the National Identification Agency of Rwanda. ID4Africa was co-founded by the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA) and Identity Counsel International (ICI) to promote the transparent and responsible adoption of digital identity in Africa. The aim of ID4Africa is for governments to

NuData Security more than doubles behavioral transaction volume

Identity verification and fraud detection firm NuData Security announced that it has more than doubled behavioral transaction volume in the past year, following rapid adoption of its NuDetect solution which allows customers to leverage passive biometrics, device and behavioral analytics to verify good and bad users online. From 2014 to 2015, NuData increased the number of transactions it processed across the web from 18 billion to 38 billion. This year, the company is on track to process 80 billion transactions.