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

TMR report forecasts growth in facial recognition market to meet security needs

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled “Facial Recognition Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast 2017–2025,” which details the growing number of applications of facial recognition technology in visual surveillance systems and to corroborate other biometric systems in meeting a range of security needs. The report states how the rapidly emerging real-life applications of facial recognition technology in various areas related to public security is constantly driving growth of the facial recognition

Biometrics companies represent at IFSEC International

IFSEC International, the exhibition for security innovation and expertise, kicks off next week in London, England. The event covers every aspect of security, from access control and video surveillance to home automation and perimeter security and Suprema, Aurora, Avigilon and Biodit are just a few of the companies who will be on site demonstrating their lastest innovations and solutions. Suprema will be showcasing CoreStation, its new biometrics-based intelligent access controller. Designed for mid to enterprise-level systems, CoreStation handles up to

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

Trends and perspectives in the use and security of biometric technologies

This is a guest post by Sándor Bálint, Security Lead for Applied Data Science for Balabit The use of biometric technologies is clearly on the rise. Physiological and behavioral biometric data is being collected in quantities never seen before, and the possibilities to collect such information has also reached unprecedented levels. One contributing factor to this is the availability of data analysis solutions that are able to deal with massive amounts of information, making it possible to collect, store and