IBIA issues policy paper on the emergence of rapid DNA technology

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) released its latest policy paper, “The Emergence of Rapid DNA Technology,” following President Trump’s recent signing of the Rapid DNA Act. IBIA explains in the paper that current rapid DNA offerings usually comprise of a desktop instrument to process single-use cartridges containing chemical processing agents and analysis materials. The analysis operation begins automatically after samples are inserted into the instrument, and the self-calibrating system allows anyone with approximately an hour of training to

New initiatives planned for connect:ID 2018

Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA), the organizers of the identity solutions event connect:ID 2018, have revealed a range of new initiatives for the fifth annual event. The connect:ID 2018 exhibition and conference will be held from April 30 to May 2, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. and is expected to attract more than 1,300 identity and security professionals from government and the private sector. To meet the expected

IBIA welcomes new members

Clarkson University, Hitachi Beijing, Liquid Inc, Telos ID, Typing DNA, and Vigilant Solutions have joined the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) as full members, and Charter Communications has joined as an affiliate member. The IBIA advances the adoption and responsible use of technology-based identification solutions to enhance identity security and privacy and to facilitate convenience and productivity for government, business and consumers. The organization includes the leading developers of identity solutions, academic researchers, start-ups with new, game-changing technologies and

OT-Morpho exec joins IBIA Board of Directors

Bob Eckel of OT-Morpho will join the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) Board of Directors. As President, North America, OT-Morpho, Eckel leads the Biometric, Secure Credentialing and Enrollment Services business for OT Morpho. He is also a long-time member of the biometrics and identity solutions community and brings a wealth of experience and strategic insight to the IBIA board. “Bob Eckel … brings a deep understanding of the importance of identification in a globally connected world, not only as

connect:ID 2017

connect:ID 2017:Physical & digital identity in the 21st century May 1-3, 2017 WEWCC, Washington, DC, USA Welcome to the 4th edition of connect:ID – with it’s leading global conference and exhibition that focuses on all aspects of identity technologies and the opportunities for their management in both the physical and digital worlds. The event takes place May 1-3, 2017 in Washington, DC, with the conference running for 3 days and the free-to-visit exhibition open for 2 days – May 2-3,

IBIA comments on efforts to reduce maritime security risk by leveraging biometrics

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has published a new focus paper commenting on the U.S. Coast Guard’s efforts to reduce maritime security risk by leveraging biometrics and advanced smart card technology. The paper, Maritime Security Enhanced through Biometric Readers, authored by Walter Hamilton, Vice Chairman, IBIA, comments on the U.S. Coast Guard’s recently published final rule, which outlines the implementation requirements for electronic biometric readers used in conjunction with the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) – a biometric-enabled

IBIA urges ridesharing firms to enforce fingerprint-based background checks

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has published a new white paper that makes a convincing case for why ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft ought to implement background checks that include FBI and state fingerprint holdings, in addition to other biographic searches, in order to thoroughly assess candidates for employment. According to the white paper, entitled “Uber and Lyft: Fingerprint-Based Criminal Background Checks Essential to Assure Public Safety”, Uber and Lyft are not fulfilling their responsibility to reduce

Biometrics and border management, voice, fingerprint and facial recognition trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Border management The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) released a new white paper titled “Closing the Loop: Completing Biometric U.S. Entry-Exit” that outlines the growing need for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to partner with the biometrics industry and fulfil its longstanding mandate for biometric exit. The paper discusses arguments against biometric exit and shows how common assumptions about costs

IBIA releases white paper on biometric entry-exit at U.S. ports of entry

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has released a new white paper titled “Closing the Loop: Completing Biometric U.S. Entry-Exit” that outlines the growing need for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to partner with the biometrics industry and fulfil its longstanding mandate for biometric exit. In a statement, the IBIA says that the threat environment is changing worldwide and demands a new approach to border controls and national security and that biometrics are a critical tool for fighting

BIO-key showcasing biometric authentication solutions at connectID

BIO-key International is a Silver Sponsor at this week’s connect:ID 2016 conference and exhibition in Washington, D.C. and will be showcasing its biometric authentication solutions for on-device and the cloud. BIO-key has, in partnership with 2FA, developed an enterprise biometric authentication solution that extends device authentication available in Windows Hello to traditional Active Directory (AD) joined systems and has recently added support for Azure AD. The company will also be demonstrating its SideTouch compact fingerprint reader. SideTouch was developed to