realtime North America’s biometric authentication software compatible with SAP HANA

realtime North America Inc. announced that its bioLock Fraud Prevention software solution for use with SAP is now compliant with SAP HANA, making it the only natively embedded biometric security system certified by SAP. SAP HANA is an OLTP/OLAP database management system designed to accommodate both high transaction rates and complex query processing on the same platform. realtime’s bioLock software system assures true identity management of users gaining access to SAP via biometric authentication of transactional activity. The certification enables

UNHCR, Accenture provide global biometric identity management system to help refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is working with Accenture to deliver a biometric technology system for registering and verifying the identities of displaced individuals around the world, providing refugees with the help they need. After a competitive tendering process, Accenture secured the three-year contract in which UNHCR will deploy Accenture’s biometric identity management system (BIMS) across UNHCR global operations. Accenture’s system is able to capture and store fingerprints, iris data and facial images of individuals, providing these

European Association for Biometrics to host second European research conference

European Association for Biometrics announced it is organizing the EAB Research Projects Conference 2015 (EAB-RPC), Europe’s largest conference on research in the area of Biometrics and Identity Management on September 7-8 at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany. The second EAB Research Projects Conference 2015, which is funded by the European Commission, will be colocated with the IEEE BIOSIG conference that will take place later that same week. The EAB and numerous EU FP7 projects, namely FIDELITY, FastPass, BEAT, FutureID, MobilePass,

Department of Defense far from adopting biometrics for identity and access management

The Department of Defense is currently re-assessing and updating its Identity and Access Management (IdAM) strategy to improve its overall network access security without making the authorization process more difficult for authorized users, according to a report by C4ISR & Networks. “We’ve looked at a number of different solutions, from biometrics to different kinds of encryption; there’s a whole spectrum of solutions out there,” said Michael McCarthy, director of operations and program manager for the Army’s Brigade Modernization Command. But

Northrop Grumman wins £28.8M contract to provide forensic and biometric capability in the UK

Global security firm Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a £28.8 million (USD $45.3 million) contract by the United Kingdom Home Office to provide service and systems operations and maintenance to the Forensic and Biometric Interim Capability (FABrIC). Under the two-year FABrIC contract, Northrop Grumman will maintain and improve the IDENT1 central national biometric database software. The identity management and crime scene forensic systems use fingerprints to forensically verify or resolve identities in the UK for law enforcement, which has

Experian launches enterprise fraud and ID business division in North America

Experian announced at the Vision 2015 Conference it has launched a dedicated enterprise fraud and ID business unit in North America to address the escalating fraud risk and identity management challenges facing businesses, financial institutions and government agencies. The newly dedicated operation will allow Experian to deliver greater value across its many markets by offering customized approaches that equally address privacy, security and compliance requirements, along with taking into account client reputation, customer experience, convenience and efficiency. “For nearly two

ICRI-CIR to present at European Association for Biometrics research conference

ICRI-CRI – KU Leuven announced it will be participating in the second EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC), Europe’s largest conference on research in the area of Biometrics and Identity Management, held at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany on September 7-8. The Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT (ICRI) is a research centre at the Faculty of Law of KU Leuven dedicated to advance and promote legal knowledge about the information society through research and teaching. Funded by the European Commission,

Hitachi ID sees record revenue from identity and access management sales

Hitachi ID has reported significant revenue growth for the year ending March 31, 2015. The high sales can be attributed to several very large deals Hitachi ID closed in FY2014, including two separate contracts involving a consumer health care firm and a CPG company, whose names Hitachi did not disclose. “Our channel program is producing extraordinary results both in North America and EMEA,” said Gideon Shoham, CEO of Hitachi ID Systems. “In FY 2014 we closed large deals with several

ID360 forum to focus on economic matters related to identity, cybersecurity and personal information

The Center for Identity at The University of Texas announced it will host the fifth annual ID360: The Global Forum on Identity 2015 conference on May 5-6 at the Hilton Austin. This year’s forum will explore “The Identity Economy,” with a focus on economic matters related to identity, cybersecurity and personal information. Personally identifying information (PII) is a relatively new currency on the Internet that is used to gain access to all forms of goods, services, networks and devices. Free

GenKey releases cloud-based version of biometric ID management solution

Identity and election management solutions firm GenKey announced that it has released a new version of its SPiRE solution, a central repository platform to store, process, retrieve and maintain the registration data of subjects. SPiRE biometric ID management solution is intended for large-scale deployments, such as the management of voter registration data for national elections. GenKey SPiRE works with GenKey ABIS for biometric deduplication of registrations and GenKey Adjudication for administrating biometric duplicates. This latest release offers a range of