Emerging Identity Solutions Summit

Emerging Identity Solutions Summit Miami, Florida February 23-25, 2016 Register now or review the agenda for Emerging Identity Solutions Summit in Miami on February 23-25, 2016. Discover next generation solutions for identity management, cybersecurity, mobile payments, & biometrics to decrease risk & prepare for the future. Learn from industry leaders such as FBI, US Bank, NASA and more. Use promo code ‘BiometricUpdate’ to save $200 off registration.

Biometrics in border security, fingerprint technology and mobile authentication top this week’s news

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Biometrics and border security United States and United Kingdom officials have been assuring their respective countries that refugees scheduled to arrive from Syria will have undergone a comprehensive background screening process, including biometric registration. Individuals will be double checked using fingerprints, face photos and other biometric identifiers, first by the UNHCR then by the country they are applying to enter. The U.S.

ClearStar to provide logistics firm with facial recognition and ID validation software

ClearStar recently secured a three-year deal with a US logistics firm to provide a facial recognition and ID validation solution to vet temporary workers, according to a report by proactiveinvestors. ClearStar is a technology and service provider to the background check industry. The deal is worth approximately US$500,000 per year. This marks the largest direct services contract to date for ClearStar, and will have an impact on the company’s revenues starting from the second half of 2016. ClearStar president and

SureID secures $25M in Goldman financing

SureID, Inc. has closed on a capital raise with Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group. This $25 million credit facility allows SureID to accelerate its growth, including expanding its line of identity management solutions for consumers, government and commercial organizations. The company integrates programs and services into solutions that combine registration, identity authentication, background screening, credentialing, identity proofing, and identity management. “This funding will help us execute our expansion plan,” said Steve Larson, SureID chairman and CEO. “Given the growing importance

SuperCom appoints new CFO and CIO, completes purchase of Prevision

Biometrics and identity solutions provider SuperCom has completed the acquisition of cybersecurity firm, Prevision Ltd. for $1.1 million in cash and a contingent annual earn-out of approximately $250,000 for the next four years. “This strategic, synergistic and accretive acquisition bolsters our value proposition with the ability to offer advanced Cyber Security services and capabilities as part of our comprehensive security solution,” said Arie Trabelsi, CEO of SuperCom. “Furthermore, we expect to leverage Prevision’s expertise to enhance the security levels in

Morpho identity management platform integrating civil registries and vital statistics

Morpho (Safran) announced it is integrating civil registries and vital statistics (CRVS) in its MorphoCivis identity management and registration system in support of the new United Nations-approved sustainable development objectives. Morpho is enhancing its identity solutions at a time when major development agencies are also focusing on identity issues, such as the World Bank with an initiative called ID4D (Identity for Development). Morpho’s advanced system is designed to address the expectations of developing countries by ensuring a legal identity for

Software House integrates with Entertech platform and Suprema biometric terminals

Software House, part of Tycos Security Products, announced it has integrated its C-CURE 9000 security and event management solution with Entertech Systems’ BioConnect identity management platform and Suprema biometric terminals. The integration adds the full Suprema product line, including the FaceStation and Tyco Security Products’ existing biometric portfolio, via the BioConnect 3.5 update. Entertech Systems’ BioConnect identity management platform integrates biometric readers into the C-CURE 9000 solution by syncing the individual systems, providing fingerprint or face enrollment with fingerprint and

IDGA discusses biometrics with Lee Bowes of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Acting Deputy Chief Mr. Lee Bowes currently is assisting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in developing strategies that focus on more person-centric aspects of identity management and data usage. Below he gives his perspective on the biometrics division, which over just this year collected biometrics on 3.8 million individuals across 138 domestic sites and many international locations. On January 25 to 27, 2016, in Washington D.C, Mr. Bowes will be speaking at the Biometrics for Government & Law Enforcement

Biometrics part of screening process for Syrian refugees heading to UK

British Home Secretary Theresa May has reassured the UK that refugees scheduled to arrive from Syria will have undergone a comprehensive screening process, including biometric registration, to ensure that they are not terrorists, according to a report by STV News. The first charter flight transporting individuals fleeing the war-ravaged country are expected to land in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday. The flight will be the first of many in a UK-led effort to resettle 20,000 people from camps around Syria over

Biometrics Institute Showcase Australia to discuss border security, identity management

The Biometrics Institute announced it will host the Biometrics Institute Showcase Australia conference and exhibition, held in Canberra on November 18, which will address the use of biometrics in border security, physical and digital identity management and trust. The one-day event enables members of the biometric community to share and exchange information and feedback, while providing Biometrics Institute supplier members the opportunity to showcase their applications, services and products. “While we have seen a lot of interest in the use