X Infotech, Atea provide mobile biometric enrollment solution to Lithuanian Police

Systems integrator and software developer X Infotech announced it recently teamed up with local partner Atea to provide a biometric solution for the mobile enrollment program for the Lithuanian Police. X Infotech and Atea recently won the public procurement organized by the Lithuanian Police, continuing their proven track record in identity management. The companies worked together to deliver the solution that accurately captures and stores biometric data for issuance of various identity documents, such as passports, identity cards and residence

Gigya featured in Customer Identity and Access Management market report

Gigya announced that it has been included and interviewed in a new Forrester Research report titled “Market Overview: Customer Identity And Access Management (CIAM) Solutions.” The report, co-authored by identity management experts Andras Cser and Merritt Maxim, discusses the importance of CIAM technologies to user experience (UX) and digital customer experience (DCX). The report also addresses why traditional employee-facing CIAM solutions don’t quite meet the needs of consumer-facing identity management initiatives. “Poor customer experience often comes from a poor CIAM

Nigerian government recommends unified biometric data collection and usage

Upon reading a briefing on the activities of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari recommended that government agencies share the biometric data of citizens through a unified collection and usage procedure, according to a report by All Africa. “It will be more cost effective if you work together,” said President Muhammadu Buhari. “It helps even the credibility of the election process, as Nigerians of voting age can be identified easily.” President Buhari questioned the government agencies for

Report says biometrics in healthcare market to total $12.5B by 2024

Market analyst firm Tractica published a new report entitled “Biometrics in the Healthcare Industry”, which provides a 10-year forecasts for the period from 2015 through 2024 in which the worldwide healthcare biometrics market will reach a cumulative revenue of $12.5 billion by 2024. The report forecasts that the global healthcare biometrics market will grow from its base of $250 million in 2015 to reach $3.5 billion by 2024. “The outlook is strong for healthcare biometrics, however it remains a nascent

NEC to provide biometric security solution for oil refinery in Kuwait

NEC Corporation announced it has received an order valued at 1.3 billion yen (USD$10.5 million) from JGC Corporation for the delivery of telecommunications and security systems for the Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s large-scale Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery. NEC will begin delivering the systems in December 2015 to Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery, which is the construction firm of which JGC Corporation is involved in. In addition to providing a comprehensive telecommunications system, emergency alert system and video surveillance system, NEC will provide the

U.S. Congressman visits Crossmatch to learn how biometrics can help protect data

Crossmatch announced that U.S. Congressman Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) visited its headquarters yesterday to learn firsthand how technologies such as multi-factor identity management and biometric authentication solutions can help secure networks and protect data. “The vast majority of network breaches can be prevented with strong authentication,” said Richard Agostinelli, Crossmatch CEO. “It is a privilege to have Rep. Honda joining us to learn how our innovative strong authentication solutions secure network access, personal information and sensitive data.” The Office of

Department of Defense employing biometrics and MFA to curb cyberattacks, say security experts

The Department of Defense is implementing new security measures including multifactor authentication and biometrics to make it harder and more costly for adversaries to attack its resources, according to security experts cited in a report by C4ISR & Networks. “The approach to cyber defense is expanding from its original roots, which was to defend the network technically at the point of entry from the public Internet using firewalls and malware signature recognition,” said Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP

ID Global Solutions acquires payment gateway service MultiPay SAS

Global payment service firm ID Global Solutions Corporation announced that it has acquired payment gateway service MultiPay SAS for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition marks ID Global’s entry into the Latin American payment gateway services market. Headquarted in Bogota, Colombia, Multipay offers multifunctional payment gateway services to merchants, enterprise businesses and banking institutions in Colombia and Peru. MultiPay provides end-to-end transaction processing technology, including transactional routing, payment gateways, electronic devices management, stored value card programs, mobile financial solutions and value

BORDERPOL International Security meeting set for September 11 in Washington DC; Top officials from around the world participating

This is a guest post by Janice Kephart, founder of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA). To bring together the best and the brightest dedicated to helping curtail terrorist travel, and assess its threats, the international nonprofit BORDERPOL is holding it first North America Directorate International Security Meeting “Curtailing Terrorist Travel” September 9-11 in Washington D.C. The conference will move substantively through threats and solutions in visa adjudication, travel document security, international law, air and land ports of inspection,

ImageWare Systems to integrate biometric engine into Lockheed Martin IDaaS platform

Imageware Systems has signed a three-year licensing agreement with Lockheed Martin, under which ImageWare will integrate its patented biometric engine into the Lockheed Martin cloud-based multimodal biometric, IDHaystack identity as a service (IDaaS) platform. Lockheed Martin will offer the identity service to federal government agencies and other customers through its FedRAMP approved government community cloud, SolaS. “Lockheed Martin is a well-recognized, world class company and we both pride ourselves on delivering superior world class biometric products and technology to our