Biometrics Institute CEO outlines strengths and vulnerabilities of biometric security

Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller recently penned an opinion-editorial emphasizing how stakeholders must balance the strengths and vulnerabilities of biometric technology, as its credibility relies on the industry’s efforts to collaborate globally. The recent rise of biometrics deployments in consumer services has confirmed spoofing as a vulnerability that needs careful management. Moeller states that the weaknesses in biometrics have “spawned a race between those creating and applying the solutions.” She adds that while all biometric systems have some flaws, what

Biometrics Institute releases results from 2017 industry survey

The Biometrics Institute has released to its members the full report on the findings of the 2017 Biometrics Institute Industry Tracker, which is now in its eighth year. This year’s survey was revamped and condensed to 20 key questions including a new question probing attitudes to major biometric issues. The final report provides critical insights into various trends and important developments in the biometrics industry. “Overall, over the next five years, there is expected to be a shift away from

Biometrics essential to combining security and convenience: Isabelle Moeller

Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller has published an editorial asserting why biometrics are essential to combining security and convenience, or as she explains, “only biometrics can unify the age-old opposing forces of user-experience and digital security.” Moeller states that the past five years has pushed biometrics into the mainstream with the increasing use of smartphone fingerprint authentication, voice recognition in telephone banking and face recognition-enabled airport checkpoints. Despite this increased adoption of biometrics, security breaches continue to occur more frequently

Biometrics Institute launches revamped annual industry survey

The Biometrics Institute has launched its revamped annual industry survey, which is aimed at providing individuals within the industry an opportunity to give their feedback on priority themes and areas. The survey asks members and key stakeholders to respond to 20 questions on the current status of the biometrics industry, expected developments in the next few years and attitudes towards key issues. The results help the organization, its stakeholders and its committees, to focus on the most important issues, regions

Biometrics Institute CEO discusses biometrics use at national borders

The Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller recently penned an editorial that explores both the benefits and challenges of deploying biometric technologies at national borders. The editorial comes a couple weeks after the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency updated the industry on its plans for biometric exit since it issued its initial request for information (RFI), CBP OIT Biometric Exit Acquisition last June, emphasizing that it will “continue to engage with industry regarding biometric exit”. Moeller acknowledges that the

Biometrics Institute celebrates 15 year anniversary

The Biometrics Institute recently announced its 15-year anniversary of promoting the responsible use of biometrics as an independent international user group. “I joined the Biometrics Institute in May 2002 and what an amazing journey it has been,” said Isabelle Moeller, the Biometrics Institute Chief Executive, “and what great foresight its founding members had when they then predicted that biometrics was to be in common use in the future and that the Institute wanted to be ahead of the game, technically

Biometrics Institute names new members of board of directors

The Biometrics Institute has appointed Adam Hergert from ANZ Bank, Jason Holmes from Heathrow Airport, and Richard Agostinelli from Crossmatch to its board of directors. The new directors bring significant expertise to the board as it looks at the new opportunities and challenges facing the biometrics industry as the adoption of biometrics moves from large scale government enrolment programs to commercial and consumer authentication programs. “It is important that the Biometrics Institute provides expert guidance in this growing area of

Biometrics Institute releases findings from 2016 industry survey

The Biometrics Institute has released to its members the full report on the findings of the 2016 Biometrics Institute Industry Survey. The annual report, now in its seventh year, provides insights into different trends and emerging developments in the biometrics industry. The survey was distributed to all Biometrics Institute members, other key stakeholders and media contacts (approximately 6000 individuals in total) in May and closed in early June. The findings are based on the feedback of over 200 individuals from

Biometrics Institute kicks off 2016 industry survey with new questions

The Biometrics Institute has kicked off its seventh annual Industry Survey which invites members and key stakeholders to discuss their perspectives on recent and upcoming developments in the use of biometrics. The 2016 industry survey assesses key trends regarding the implementation of biometrics, including which biometric technologies and modalities are being used. The findings will provide important insights into opportunities and challenges for the biometrics industry as well as highlight key areas for research and development. The survey also serves

Biometrics Institute updates stakeholders on progress of proposed Privacy Trust Mark

The Biometrics Institute has released a summary paper updating members and stakeholders on the progress of and next steps for its proposed Privacy Trust Mark. The Privacy Trust Mark Summary Paper gives an overview of the two stages completed to date; stage one delivered a feasibility study and roadmap while stage two delivered a self-assessment questionnaire and Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) template which will be trialed as part of stage three of the project. A formal project update will be