Biometrics in security: protecting sensitive PII and the sanctity of user identity

This is a guest post by David D. Dunlap, Co-Founder and Senior VP of Corporate Planning, StoneLock Our personal identity is our single greatest asset – after all, how can one function in the world without an identity? However, the use of technology to assign identities warrants the need to balance out the requirements for security with the vital necessity of protecting individual privacy. The use of biometrics has been the subject of serious debate in the Security Industry for

4th Mobile Security for Defense and Government Summit

4th Mobile Security for Defense and Government Summit June 7 & 8, 2017 AUSA Conference Center | Arlington, VA DSI’s Mobile Security for Defense and Government Summit is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military and civilian organizations, industry and academia can come together actionable discussions and debate. Session discussions will revolve around this year’s theme of “Improving Security and Innovation for the Mobile Ecosystem.” Register now or email Morgan

We know you miss your phone, but will it miss you?

This is a guest post by Robert Capps, VP of business development at NuData Security Nomophobia is a distinctly 21st-century phobia, and one that may not be immediately recognizable but the symptoms associated with it will be strangely familiar to millions around the globe. That’s because this new phobia refers to the anxiety people experience when being out of contact with their mobile phone. While this may seem to be a truth self-evident to many, supported by recent studies such

Biometrics Research Group projects $10 billion in mobile biometrics revenue in 2018

Biometrics Research Group, Inc., publisher of BiometricUpdate.com, yesterday released an updated Special Report that provides an overview and synopsis on mobile biometric applications. Mobile biometric applications operate on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, with “apps” utilizing embedded software and sensors to make secure use of those devices and apps more convenient. They do so by enabling the owner of a device to use their biometrics to authenticate their identity as an enhancement or alternative to passwords. The report

Samsung biometrics-based Mobile Security Management Suite wins GSMA mobile award

Samsung was awarded the GSMA Global Mobile Award for its Mobile Security Management Suite at last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, according to a report by Wireless Week. The GSMA Association awarded Samsung with the “Best Mobile Security of Anti-Fraud Solution” in the category of innovation in the mobile market. The company’s Mobile Security Management Suite uses PKI-based biometric solution Nexsign and Enterprise Mobile Management to connect fingerprint, voice, or facial biometrics data to user information on mobile devices.

WEF study identifies biometrics as key growth driver of international travel and security

The World Economic Forum published a study titled “Digital Borders: Enabling a secure, seamless and personalized journey”, which calls for a new approach to the way travelers move across borders in order to establish a balance between meeting the increasing demand for international travel and the need to strengthen border security. With the number of international travelers projected to increase by 46 percent to 1.8 billion per year by 2030, and governments focused on improving the safety of national borders,

Biometric technology leveraged to improve safety in Kazakhstan

A partnership has been established to share information on how NEC’s public safety products and solutions, including facial recognition and behavioral analysis, can contribute to improving the safety and security of Kazakhstan. NEC Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the trading company for the Toyota Group, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kazakhstan Ministry for Investments and Development (KAZNEX INVEST) to form a partnership that will explore the provision of security solutions that will help promote favorable

FPC to showcase smartphone products, smartcard trends and IoT security solutions at MWC 2017

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced it will be participating once again at Mobile World Congress 2017 later this month in Barcelona. “This is the fourth consecutive year that Fingerprints exhibits at the Mobile World Congress and we are, as usual, there to meet our current and potential customers, partners, suppliers, investors and media,” commented Christian Fredrikson, CEO of Fingerprint Cards. “In addition, we will also display our products in an exhibition booth on the theme ‘some things become genius when they

Insurance IoT Asia Summit 2017

Insurance IoT Asia Summit 2017 August 1-4, 2017 Singapore The Internet of Things (IoT) offers truly disruptive and transformative potential to the insurance industry. IoT will reach US $1.3 trillion in spending by 2019 with Asia Pacific expected to be the biggest market and insurance sector being 1 of the main sectors for growth. Asia Pacific big spending on IoT is driven by countries continuing technology investment needs, consumers becoming more and more technology-sophisticated and spending greater on IoT goods

Biometrics for authentication and security coming to conference and events industry

New research by QHotels suggests that biometric authentication for identity verification will become a familiar practice when registering at events. Expert futurist Dr Ian Pearson lead a workshop with QHotels’ Young Event Profs Panel examining the key factors that will shape the conference and events industry in the next five years. Due to safety concerms, it is predicted that security at events will become significantly tighter and data-driven with biometric authentication using facial, iris and fingerprint recognition to confirm attendee