RSA adds cloud-based identity assurance capabilities to SecurID Access

Security technologies firm RSA has added a series of new capabilities for its RSA SecurID Access solution including a cloud-based authentication-as-a-service option. The cloud-based AaaS option delivers seamless access to both on-premises and cloud-based resources and systems, as well as additional dynamic, risk scoring functionality that provides convenient and secure access for any user, despite the location or time. “Organizations must balance user demands for convenient and secure access while ensuring users are who they claim to be,” said John

Crossmatch names former RSA executive as Authentication Market Director

Crossmatch announced that identity industry veteran Jeff Carpenter has joined the company’s marketing team as Market Director, Authentication. Carpenter will be responsible for driving growth of the DigitalPersona Composite Authentication line of business. In this role, he will manage product marketing strategies and development requirements that support new market penetration. “Jeff brings a wealth of experience and security industry knowledge to Crossmatch,” said John Hinmon, vice president of global marketing at Crossmatch. “He will be pivotal in accelerating our continued

BluStor to launch innovative consumer password product at RSA

The security industry has already accepted the end of the traditional access control regime of usernames and passwords. What shape the shift will take is less certain, however. BluStor believes it has the answer, in the form of a smart card that acts as a local-storage password manager secured by multi-factor biometrics. At the upcoming RSA Conference, Feb. 13 to 17 in San Francisco, BluStor will unveil its Password Vault, which due to its ease of use as a companion

SecuGen to showcase Bluetooth enabled OEM fingerprint sensor at RSA

Optical fingerprint device and technology vendor SecuGen will be demonstrating the UN20 Bluetooth, a Bluetooth-enabled OEM fingerprint sensor that is FAP 20 certified, small, rugged and affordable at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco next month. According to a company statement, the UN20 Bluetooth uses a Bluetooth interface with a simple and easy-to-use set of commands that allows the developer to capture fingerprint images, extract templates, and to enroll, search and match fingerprint templates all within the UN20 device.

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Windows Hello supporting about 100 biometric-enabled devices and accessories

Microsoft recently noted in a blog post that there are as many as 100 Windows devices and accessories across all platforms starting from laptops, all-in-ones, 2-in-1s, tablets, phones to peripheral devices to use with Windows Hello. Windows Hello, a key biometric authentication feature of Windows 10, enables people to use their face, iris or fingerprint biometrics to unlock and gain access to Windows 10 devices. So all you need to do is just look or touch to sign into the

Biometrics in healthcare, banking and counter-terrorism trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Healthcare Intent Solutions has introduced new medical device technology called TAD, “Take As Directed”. TAD is built around a portable dispenser containing a disposable vial filled with medication attached to a reusable electronic device. The device is designed to be pre-programmed with the prescribed regimen and patient biometrics. The device notifies the patient that it’s time to take the pill, scans their

CloudLock integrates RSA Via Access

Cybersecurity-as-a-service solution provider CloudLock announced that through an interoperability collaboration with RSA, customers using the Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and cybersecurity platform will now have better control and security with RSA Via Access. RSA Via Access is designed to automatically align authentication methods to an access request’s risk level by allowing administrators to prescribe identity assurance requirements and flexible step-up authentication policies based on security requirements. For instance, gaining access to an organization’s most essential assets might require biometric

Nymi collaborates with NXP to enable access control and contactless payments with Nymi Band

Toronto based authentication solution firm Nymi collaborated with NXP Semiconductors at this past week’s RSA Conference to demo physical access, logical access and contactless payment capabilities of the Nymi Band. The Nymi Band is a wearable device that delivers secure, persistent authentication using HeartID, proprietary technology that leverages the wearer’s unique cardiac signature (or ECG) as a biometric identifier. NXP provides Nymi with the Nymi Band’s secure element and NFC components that enables physical and logical access and payment functionality

Balabit’s behavior analytics solution now features biometrics analysis

Balabit released version 2016.03 of Blindspotter at the RSA conference in San Francisco this past week. Blindspotter 2016.03 user behavior analytics solution features several new and unique machine learning algorithms to help security teams quickly identify hijacked accounts or unauthorized account sharing and to prevent large-scale data breaches or compliance problems. “Besides the existing set of several sophisticated machine learning algorithms, the new release of Blindspotter further improves behavior analysis by adding the capability of detecting scripted activity on accounts