FST Biometrics announces new deployment of its IMID access control solution

Identity management solutions provider FST Biometrics announced the successful deployment of its In Motion Identification (IMID) access control solution at Bel-Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, California. FST’s proprietary In Motion Identification technology accurately identifies registered users on the move. IMID solutions integrate a fusion of biometric and analytic technologies that includes face recognition, body behavior analytics and voice verification. IMID Access was installed at the entrance to the facility and integrated with the club’s membership management system. New member

Securing Federal ID 2017 invites speaking proposals

Securing Federal Identity 2017 has opened the call for speakers and is seeking government agencies to share use cases and vendor-neutral, educational presentations that focus on federal government-led security policies and infrastructure changes for enhanced security for physical and network access or trusted identities. Securing Federal Identity 2017, a Smart Card Alliance government event, will be held in Washington D.C. this June. The event provides comprehensive coverage of identity management and strong authentication in government programs, and brings together important

Nearly half of UK firms to deploy biometric authentication within five years: survey

SecureAuth has published a new survey which reveals that many organizations are adopting a new approach to authentication, with 83 percent of IT decision makers in the UK predicting that their organizations will be passwordless in five years’ time. The survey results show that organizations are increasingly moving to replace passwords as well as simple two-factor authentication (2FA) with stronger methods to prevent the misuse of stolen credentials. In five years’ time, 17 percent of organizations still intend to deploy

Gemalto study reveals security concerns over employee reuse of personal credentials

Gemalto released the results of its ‘Authentication and Identity Management Index’, which revealed that 90% of enterprise IT professionals are concerned that employee reuse of personal credentials for work purposes could compromise security. Meanwhile, 68% said they would be comfortable allowing employees to use their social media credentials on company resources, Gemalto’s research suggests that personal applications (such as email) are the biggest worry to organizations. The report explores the growing trend of the enterprise and consumer realms merging closer

Chinese town implements Baidu face recognition to identify tourists

The Chinese tourist town of Wuzhen is implementing Baidu’s face recognition technology to identify tourists staying in its hotels and to serve as their entry pass, according to a report by New Scientist. Baidu’s facial recognition system is expected to process 5,000 visitors a day to Wuzhen, a historic town that has been transformed into a tourist attraction with museums, tours and crafts. Wuzhen visitors checking into hotels will now have their pictures taken and uploaded to a central database.

Biometrics software firm Innovatrics opens Atlanta and Singapore offices

Innovatrics, a provider of biometric software solutions for identity management projects, recently expanded its global presence by opening new offices in the U.S. and Singapore. The move is intended to more effectively serve Innovatrics’ current and future North & Latin American and APAC customers. The company can now work more closely with its customers and accommodate their specific needs by developing customized solutions. “Our 12 years of experience in biometrics has helped us to understand the dynamics of the market.

ImageWare to provide corporate update for Q3 on November 14

Mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions developer ImageWare Systems will conduct a conference call on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST (2:00 p.m. PST) to provide a corporate update for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016. The company will report its results in a press release prior to the call. ImageWare Chairman and CEO Jim Miller and CFO Wayne Wetherell will host the conference call, followed by a question and answer period. The conference call will be

PAE awarded $66M forensics and biometrics contract from U.S. Navy

PAE has been awarded the Naval Expeditionary Forensics and Biometrics (NEFB) task order by the U.S. Navy under its SeaPort-e IDIQ. The task order is for a four-year duration and has a total value of about $66 million if all options are exercised. Under the contract, PAE will provide the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division with CONUS, OCONUS and shipboard services to support the Weapons Control and Integration Department’s forensics and biometrics requirements. The company will provide a wide

Fujitsu delivers biometric PalmSecure ID Access device to South Africa

Fujitsu is now offering customers in South Africa and English-speaking Africa PalmSecure ID Access, an off-the-shelf biometric device that can be easily deployed by enterprises and SMEs to replace or improve existing facility access control. PalmSecure ID Access comprises a terminal with integrated PalmSecure sensor and touchscreen to authenticate a person’s identity based on a contactless palm vein scan. The PSN900, which is based on Fujitsu’s biometric palm vein scanning technology, can be quickly and easily integrated into existing hardware

ImageWare Systems, Fortscale Security deliver behavior analytics-based biometric solution

ImageWare Systems has partnered with Fortscale Security to deliver a combined solution that will leverage Fortscale’s user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) with ImageWare Systems’ biometric platform to detect breached credentials. The joint solution will ultimately provide a higher level of account security to the global enterprise security market. The companies are also working on a joint strategy to continue co-developing a broader, advanced, adaptive identity management suite. Based on over 100 behavioral attributes, Fortscale applies advanced machine learning to