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

Securing Federal ID 2017 invites speaking proposals

Securing Federal Identity 2017 has opened the call for speakers and is seeking government agencies to share use cases and vendor-neutral, educational presentations that focus on federal government-led security policies and infrastructure changes for enhanced security for physical and network access or trusted identities. Securing Federal Identity 2017, a Smart Card Alliance government event, will be held in Washington D.C. this June. The event provides comprehensive coverage of identity management and strong authentication in government programs, and brings together important

Distribution partnership opens up Irish security market for ievo

A new distribution partnership with Northwood Technology can open up the security market in Ireland for ievo. ievo is a UK-based biometrics company that focuses on the design, manufacture and distribution of internal and external fingerprint recognition products. Dublin’s Northwood Technology was the first ISO 9001 accredited security distribution company in Ireland. The company specializes in the design and installation of bespoke security systems for clients ranging from independent installers to government bodies and commercial entities throughout the country. The

RSA Conference 2017

RSA Conference 2017 February 13-17, 2017 Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA RSA Conference 2017 RSA Conference 2017: Where the world talks security. Secure your seat Feb. 13-17 in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. Celebrating its 26th anniversary, RSA Conference continues to drive the information security agenda worldwide. You’ll have access to two halls of 500+ exhibitors, 400+ expert-led sessions spanning 28 tracks, unprecedented networking and inspiring keynotes. Register by February 10 and save $300 on your 5-day Full Conference

Greece to issue new biometric ID cards

According to a report in the Greek Reporter, Greece will be issuing new biometric ID cards in compliance with an agreement on security and terrorism that it signed with the United States. In addititon to new ID cards, the agreement also details the exchange of intelligence between the two countries. The Citizens’ Protection Ministry has announced a planned evaluation of the agreement next month.

CLEAR announces major expansion to 22 airports nationwide

Biometric identity platform CLEAR announced a major expansion today, making its lanes available in 22 airports nationwide covering the majority of flights in the U.S. CLEAR lanes opened today at LaGuardia Airport following their debut at JFK International Airport in New York last month. CLEAR is expected to launch at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport later this month and will be expanding to Los Angeles International Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in the first quarter of 2017. CLEAR is certified