Visa launches biometrics-focused security roadmap

Visa has published a “Future of Security Roadmap” which emphasizes the use of biometrics, particularly with a mobile device, in its strategy for securing payments in Australia through 2020. The strategy rests on four pillars: devaluing data by removing sensitive data from the ecosystem; protecting data by implementing safeguards; harnessing data to increase confidence and identify potential fraud before it occurs; and empowering all stakeholders to take an active part in securing payments. Visa plans to achieve the data harnessing

Fire, Safety & Disaster Expo

Fire, Safety & Disaster Expo May 10 – 11, 2018 Pragati Maidan, New Delhi Fire, Safety & Disaster Expo is an exclusive exhibition showcasing various equipment’s, technologies and products related to Fire Fighting, Occupational Safety, Disaster Management, Commercial and Household Establishments, etc. The expo provides a unique opportunity for security professionals to engage with leading commercial, safety, Security & fire product and service providers, creating the ideal platform for exhibitors to showcase their brands in INDIA. For more details about

Transport Security & Safety Expo

Transport Security & Safety Expo June 11-12, 2018 Washington D.C. Transport Security and Safety Expo (TSSX) in June 2018, the only event of its kind to provide a platform for transport operators across all verticals, government officials and suppliers to address current concerns, share best practice and build long-lasting business connections. – large-scale exhibition area for transport security professionals to meet, check out the latest solutions and learn in the on-floor seminars – strategic congresses covering the most pressing challenges

NHL teams considering facial recognition to boost security

The National Hockey League and some of its 31 teams are in talks with various companies looking to supply high-definition cameras and facial recognition software in league arenas, according to a report by TSN. An unnamed senior executive with one NHL team believes that facial recognition technology will be deployed by his team and others in the NHL within the next couple years. “One of the reasons we haven’t seen this adopted is because we’ve been lucky,” the executive said.

The conflicting state of biometrics support and acceptance

This is a guest post by Kayla Matthews, a biometrics and technology writer. Since the Internet is foundational to almost every aspect of modern life, we regularly endeavor to make it a safer and more comfortable place to be. A big part of that journey is making our authentication methods — passwords, encryption and biometrics — stronger and more dependable. But biometrics, in particular, have struggled with adoption and an apparent lack of public trust. With cyberthreats increasingly a top-of-mind

Facial recognition not an effective enterprise security measure: Bitglass report

Bitglass has released its “Data Games: Security Blind Spots According to Experts report” in which hackers rated facial recognition as one of the least effective enterprise security measures six times more often than fingerprint authentication. The finding is an intriguing insight in light of the new iPhone X’s migration to face-recognition authentication feature. Bitglass’ new report features survey insights from 129 White Hat and Black Hat hackers that attended the Black Hat 2017 national cybersecurity conference. Hackers emphasized that the

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience North America

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience North America Florida December 5th – 7th, 2017 Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience North America, December 5th-7th, 2017 in Kennedy Space Center, Florida will bring together leading stakeholders from industry, operators, agencies and governments to debate and collaborate on securing America’s critical infrastructure. With a unique two-track conference programme, with joint plenary sessions will deliver a leading line up of international experts to discuss securing America’s critical infrastructure, from both physical and cyber perspectives. Critical

Biometric banking

This is a guest post by Paul Sheldon Foote, of the Department of Accounting at California State University, Fullerton. Many banks around the world, large and small, continue to experience major security failures. At this year’s Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (April 2 – 6, 2017), Kaspersky Lab analysts explained their investigation of the takeover of a bank for several hours in Brazil by cybercriminals. The takeover of the bank started with a spear phishing attack. Next, the cybercriminals used a

World’s 3rd highest observation deck uses NEC facial recognition to keep visitors safe

Seoul Sky, the world’s third highest observatory, has implemented NEC’s NeoFace Watch to monitor admittance. The real-time facial recognition system detects people who are on pre-determined watch lists using footage from a camera installed at the entrance to the observatory, which is located in the Lotte World Tower, a 123-floor high skyscraper in Seoul, South Korea. The system contributes to keeping visitors safe and guarding the building efficiently and, in the future, will be used to detect VIP to improve

Biometric audio security patent issued to Max Sound

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Max Sound Corporation a patent for biometric audio security. “I am pleased to report this new patent being issued,” states John Blaisure, CEO of Max Sound. “… with the growing number of mobile devices now in excess of 7 billion, the demand for new technologies like MAXD to protect security of consumers is higher than ever.” According to a company statement, MAXD technology deployed in a device or network can