Eurosmart forecasts secure element shipments to pass 10 billion in 2018

The secure element market will grow by 3.3 percent in 2017, and surpass 10 billion shipments in 2018, Eurosmart announced this week in its annual market forecast. Evolving technology is resulting in new form factors, markets, and use cases for secure elements, according to the announcement, and Eurosmart certifications also evolve to maintain convenience and security for organizations and individuals. “Apple created momentum making biometrics just ‘cool,’” said Mouille. “Users favour biometrics over PIN and password for commercial applications since

FIDO Alliance forms European working group

The FIDO Alliance has launched a FIDO Europe Working Group to accelerate the use of FIDO authentication standards in Europe. The launch of the Working Group comes at a time when financial services firms, telecommunications companies and the broader ecosystem are working towards balancing new regulations with rapidly changing customer expectations. FIDO authentication reduces organizations’ and users’ dependence on passwords by providing interoperable, cryptographic, on-device authentication that is more secure and easier to use than passwords and one-time passcodes. At

Applied Recognition face verification service now complies with PCMLTFA standards

Applied Recognition, Inc revealed that its Ver-ID Credentials service now meets or exceeds the identity verification requirements of the Canadian Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) when implemented within FINTRAC’s Dual Process Method. Ver-ID Credentials enables online identity verification by using the company’s patented Face Locate technology to ensure that an in-session “selfie” matches the applicant’s government-issued photo ID. The service is equipped with several built-in security benefits including controls to limit the potential for use

Yitu Technology ranks first in NIST global facial recognition benchmark test

Chinese facial recognition firm Yitu Technology ranked first in four different categories of National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) benchmark, beating out top facial recognition firms, Vocord and OT-Morpho. FRVT serves as the official guideline for U.S. government purchases, while the test results are recognized as the golden standards of global security industry in practice. The test datasets of FRVT all stem from real-world scenarios provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, such as

Anixter supports biometrics systems with unique lab

The development and adoption of advanced security technologies puts pressure on businesses to not just understand them, but to communicate them to clients. For this reason, Anixter supports the growth of its biometrics products distribution business with a unique laboratory at its Glenview, Illinois headquarters. The Anixter Infrastructure Solutions Lab is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of different technologies in different situations and configurations, to help systems integrators and end users choose the most effective products and configurations for their

iBeta broadens options for accredited independent biometric testing

Biometrics companies may have more options than they realize to improve their technologies and prove their credibility by testing them against established standards. Different standards for biometrics application performance are still evolving, along with the technology and markets for those applications. A standard originally set for Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) is benefiting a growing number of companies, including ones that do not offer technologies for that particular application, says Gail Audette, quality manager for leading independent testing firm

Biometrics Institute names Ideco director as head of Technology Innovation Expert Group

The Biometrics Institute has named Ideco Biometric Security Solutions director Francois Vermeulen as the new head of the organization’s Technology Innovation Expert Group (TIEG). The group focuses on providing accurate and unbiased technical information, training and education to the organization’s board and members. TIEG is currently developing a best practice guide to designed to help the market with the responsible use, selection and implementation of biometrics systems. “The Biometrics Institute is playing a key role with regards to responsible use

NIST finalizes digital ID guidelines, eliminates changing of passwords

Federal scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have eliminated outdated requirements for the agency’s digital identity authentication guidelines, such as regular changing passwords as well as adding new standards for the use of biometrics, keysticks and other two-factor authentication tokens, according to a report by Cyberscoop. The final document, dubbed NIST Special Publication 800-63 (PDF), marks the third version of the guidelines and the result of more than a year of public consultation, according to NIST Senior

3 things needed before biometrics can go mainstream

This is a guest post by Kayla Matthews, a biometrics and technology writer. Biometrics have started to gain more ground and visibility in the world market. Expected to be worth $34 billion USD by 2022, the global biometrics market is an exciting industry to be apart of, indeed. Yet, though the potential advantages of using biometrics are many, a few things need to happen before we can really start implementing this technology in its full capacity. 1. Better Data Breach

Passwords: Getting the NIST of It

This is a guest post by Robert Capps, VP of business development at NuData Security Is the age of using passwords dead? Passé, so to speak? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has amended its password recommendations for Digital Identity guidelines. This codification of standards for government agencies, businesses and consumers includes a resource for password security. These new standards are commonsense updates to the widely deployed user authentication regime of usernames and passwords. The new guidelines drop