mSIGNIA granted three machine learning patents for authentication, data protection

mSIGNIA has been received three additional patents including two by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Patent No. 6095691 by the Japanese Patent Office. As a result, mSIGNIA now has a total of five patents for innovation in authentication, cryptography and data protection since its first patent was granted in 2014. U.S. Patent No. 9,559,852 is a continuation of mSIGNIA’s earlier Digital Biometric patents that use machine learning to identify users and recognize devices in a consumer friendly and

B-Secur raises $4.6M in funding for ECG biometric authentication technology

B-Secur has raised £3.5 million (US$4.6 million) in an early-stage funding from a syndicate of UK and Ireland’s investors, to further develop its ECG biometric technology which leverages an individual’s heartbeat pattern to securely authenticate identity. As an internal biometric, ECG authentication can reduce hacking or spoofing risks for greater security and convenience. The technology has the potential to move beyond first-generation modalities of fingerprint, iris or voice. B-Secur is currently working in the UK, Ireland and US to serve

Aetna rolls out FIDO, behavioral authentication for healthcare data security

FIDO Alliance executive director, Brett McDowell, reiterated in a blog post a report by the Wall Street Journal in which Aetna’s chief security officer Jim Routh discussed how the company adopted FIDO Authentication to improve the security and usability of its online services for its customers, partners and employees. Aetna is currently in the midst of a multi-year rollout of its next-generation authentication (NGA) platform across mobile and web applications. With NGA, Aetna is developing new industry best practices for

Pinn secure attribution platform to integrate Ever’s facial recognition

Ever and Pinn have partnered to integrate Ever’s facial recognition into Pinn’s secure attribution platform, which will improve Pinn’s continuous attribution capabilities across devices and networks. Pinn’s attribution platform leverages the recognition and analysis of an activity that users do frequently – including how they hold their smartphone, how they move their mouse, and how they drive their car – as a new authentication layer. The company then collects the data from a wide range of locations to generate a

Token launches biometric fingerprint identification ring

Token, a biometric identity ring that streamlines the process of authentication throughout your day, has officially launched. Supported by partners including Mastercard, Microsoft, FitPay and the FIDO Alliance, Token is available for presale now on its website beginning at $249, and will begin shipping to users this December. Token serves as a seamless solution to manage various credentials while leveraging a proprietary continuous two-factor authentication method to ensure no one but the authorized user can access the protected credentials. The

U.S. Defense Department testing behavioral biometrics

Plurilock Security Solutions, a developer of network security products and digital identification solutions, today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense will test BioTracker, the firm’s cybersecurity technology. Under a cooperative agreement, Plurilock will work with the Defense Department’s innovation unit to evaluate the firm’s continuous authentication technology for use in combat support. The company’s flagship product, BioTracker, continuously authenticates network users based on individual keystroke and mouse dynamics. Plurilock’s patented behavioral biometrics software identifies people by the way they

Token develops ring with fingerprint sensor for continuous authentication

Biometric technology startup Token has developed Token, a ring embedded with a fingerprint sensor that can be used for payments, access and several other applications, according to a report by Engadget. Although the ring itself is made of thick metal and plastic, its interior contains an optical sensor, a fingerprint sensor, and NFC and Bluetooth as well as a chip with a secure element inside. Once the individual puts on the ring, Token immediately begins scanning his or her fingerprint

Entrust Datacard launches mobile cloud authentication solution

Entrust Datacard has launched IntelliTrust authentication service, its new authentication cloud service with Mobile Smart Credential technology. The advanced adaptive authentication solution uses the cloud’s low touch deployment components with new levels of intelligent identity capabilities to deliver a more simplified and effective user experience with stronger security. IntelliTrust authentication service enables organizations to quickly secure access to cloud, mobile and legacy applications using a unified authentication platform that delivers transparent security and broad use case enablement across the organization.

Syniverse, Pinn to deliver stronger security and continuous attribution

Syniverse and Pinn have partnered to combine Syniverse’s global platform with Pinn’s attribution solution to deliver a stronger level of transaction security and continuous attribution. These capabilities are required by impending regulation like Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Pinn’s attribution solution collects data regarding a user’s behavioral biometrics — which use the recognition and analysis of an activity that users do frequently, such as how they hold their smartphone or type on a

Biowatch introducing wearable prototype at VivaTechnology

Swiss startup Biowatch SA has developed and tested the world’s first fully functioning prototype for a wearable device secured by wrist vein patterns that can be used for payments, access control, ticketing, ID management, environment personalization, and more. The company said the new prototype is the “result of a disruptive technology whose time has come coupled with our continued focus on the miniaturization of technology for convenience, and the maximization of biometric performance.” “At Biowatch we are convinced that such