Protecting against criminal use of stolen biometric data

A database has been breached and biometric data is “in the wild”. Conceivably, this stolen data could be used by the perpetrators to hijack a user’s identity and gain fraudulent access to restricted areas, bank accounts, healthcare records — wherever biometric authentication is securing valuable assets. What can be done to render biometric data useless to any would-be impostor? The white paper “Protecting Against Criminal Use of Stolen Biometric Data” discusses numerous tactics and best practices that should be considered

NEC Corporation of America joins IJIS Institute as sustaining member

The NEC Corporation of America has announced that it has joined the IJIS Institute, a non-profit that focuses on mission-critical information sharing and safeguarding for justice, public safety and homeland security. Joining as a sustaining member, NEC will provide financial support to the Institute’s programs, and will also partner with the IJIS Institute in special projects. “We are proud to join the IJIS Institute, an organization that advocates the safekeeping and secure dissemination of crucial information across government and the private

CROS NT joins DATATRAK Connect Program

DATATRAK, a provider of cloud-based unified eClinical technologies has announced that CROS NT has joined the DATATRAK Connect Program. CROS NT is an international Contract Research Organization and has been working with biometrics for clinical trials for over 20 years. “As CROS NT continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly important to offer a broader technology portfolio to our customer base,” Paolo Morelli, CROS NT CEO said. “DATATRAK provides leading-edge technology, coupled with excellent customer service. As such they are

2013 Winter Biometrics Summit

March 4 – 7, 2013 in Miami, Florida Doubletree by Hilton Ocean Point Resort & Spa – Miami Beach North Practical Deployment Strategies, Market Trends, And Best Practices In Government And Business This event is for those who are interested in the latest biometric developments and how it can benefit their organizations. It will attract CEO’s, CSO’s, CFO’s, CIO’s, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, Supervisors, Managers, Product Managers, Program Managers, Specialists and System Integrators responsible for: Identity Management — ID Cards

FTC releases best practice guidelines for facial recognition

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has released a best practices report concerning the common uses of facial recognition technologies for the increasing number of companies using facial recognition technologies. The report is designed to help protect consumers’ privacy as firms begin to use the facial recognition technologies to create innovative new commercial products and services. The FTC report recommends that companies using facial recognition technologies design their services with consumer privacy in mind. The report also recommends that firms develop

California DNA collection law to be reviewed by Federal Appeals Court

The California Law that requires all arrested felons, regardless of whether they were convicted or not, to submit their biometric data including DNA samples will be reviewed by the Federal Appeals court. A panel composed of three judges upheld the law initially, but now the law will be reviewed by a separate group composed of 11 Federal Court judges. The U.S. 9th Circuit court of Appeals will review the split decision made by the three judges allowing the implements of

Ontario Police introduces Fingerprint Scanners

The Norfolk detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has begun to test the use of a digital fingerprint and palm print scanner for criminal record checks. No other detachment in Ontario has this kind of technology and it is currently in use to help Norfolk detachment process its criminal record check requests faster. People can have their identities checked and cleared by simply entering their fingerprint and palm prints into a scanner. The machine then digitally records the biometric