HID Global names key 2017 trends in ID technology

HID Global predicts the top 2017 trends in the use of identity technology that will lead to increased adoption of mobile devices and smart cards, a greater reliance on the cloud, and a new vision of trust in smart environments and Internet of Things (IoT). These trends will impact the way trusted identities are used with smart cards, mobile devices, wearables, embedded chips and other “smart” objects, particularly in compliance-focused industries like government, finance and healthcare markets. By moving away from

KnuEdge looking for speakers for heterogeneous neural networks event

As part of its effort to advance neural computing innovation and transform human-machine interaction, KnuEdge has opened a call for papers to be presented at its heterogeneous neural networks (HNN) workshop in April 2017. The event is expected to grow into a series, and is presented in partnership with the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at UC San Diego. KnuEdge is looking for academic papers on the benefits of sparse networks in theory and practice from fields

SAS Lab experimenting with palm scanning to improve travel process

SAS Lab, the innovation hub from the Scandinavian airline, is developing various biometric identification technologies to improve the overall travel process, according to a report by TNooz. The innovation hub believes that palm scanning will likely be the most reliable of all the biometric technologies available on the market because other technologies are either susceptible to forgery or uncomfortable for passengers to use on a regular basis. “Overall, I’ve been a little bit concerned over biometrics – the problem is

The Biometric Citizen

Biometrics is becoming more familiar in the commercial marketplace, but it has a relatively long history of use by governments worldwide — not only to lower security risks and mitigate fraud, but also to improve delivery of goods and services to citizens. The focus on strong personal identification is the best means of achieving these objectives. Whether the application is border control or benefit disbursement, knowing the identity of whomever is gaining access to a country, service or privilege is

Biometrica appoints new CEO and President

The Board of Biometrica Systems recently announced that board member Wyly Wade will lead the company’s multi-sector domestic and international expansion as its new chief executive officer & president. “This is an exciting time for Biometrica,” said Kawaljit “Tony” Singh, the chairman of the Biometrica board. “We already protect roughly 45% of U.S. casino revenue through our range of products. During this time, as we go from being only casino-focused to moving into the hospitality and retail sectors, and look

MorphoTrust USA wins award for security excellence

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) has been honored with the James S. Cogswell Award for security excellence. Established in 1966 by the Defense Security Service (DSS), the Cogswell Awards acknowledges and honors those who work to establish a true partnership between industry and government to ensure the protection of classified information, materials and programs. Less than one percent of over 13,000 cleared contractors receive the award annually. “We are honored to be recognized by DSS as a progressive company using world-class security

Carnegie Mellon wins Navy contract to develop improved biometric surveillance

Carnegie Mellon University has won an $8.9M Navy contract to research and develop new algorithms for the U.S. Navy’s aerial and biometric surveillance efforts. The one-year contract focuses on “basic and applied research of unconstrained resolution, occlusion, pose, and aging-tracking, surveillance and identification (UROPA-TSI) in support of the Special Surveillance Program,” according to the Department of Defense contract announcement. The research will provide next-generation algorithms and cutting edge fundamental research to solve difficult scientific problems, such as low-resolution, occlusion, pose,

Terrorism and fraud risks will drive demand for automatic identification systems: Technavio

Technavio analysts forecast positive growth for many segments of the global automatic identification system market over the next four years due to increased revenues in several markets, including access control solutions, contactless smart cards and palm vein biometrics. The high convenience of contactless smart cards and its extensive adoption by governments to meet their escalating security needs is helping to drive the growth of the global contactless smart cards market, resulting in a CAGR of close to 33% during the

ID at the Borders & the Movement of People Seminar (Europe)

ID at the Borders & the Movement of People Seminar (Europe) 19 – 20 April 2016 Mercure Schiphol Airport Hotel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands This is the 4th seminar in our proactive discussion around identities at the borders. 2015 has posed some critical challenges at the borders with a need for improved migration management. While the previous three seminars focused on connecting the border agencies, aviation and travel industries, this event will also include the international organisations. What border strategies are

Aadhaar privacy bill passed in Indian lower house

Last week, the Indian parliament passed legislation that adds a privacy protection framework to Aadhaar. The bill, which as approved by the lower house on Friday, demands that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the agency that administers Aadhaar, take steps to ensure confidentiality of identity data. This includes storing all Aadhaar data in a centralized database known as the “Central Identities Data Repository”. UIDAI will not only be mandated to take all appropriate technical measures to secure the