UN Security Council Resolution calls for biometrics collection to stop terrorist travel

The UN Security Council recently passed a resolution requiring countries to collect biometric data from suspected terrorists as part of an effort to prevent terrorists from travelling. The biometric data will be compiled along with Passanger Name Record (PNR) data and Advanced Passenger Information (API) to develop watchlists of known and suspected terrorists. UN Security Council Resolution 2396 (PDF) on Foreign Terrorist Fighters addresses the risk of former ISIS members committing terrorist attacks around the world following the collapse of

Terrorism Studies

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Helping to Counter the Terrorist Threat using Face Recognition: Forensic Media Analysis Integrated with Live Surveillance Matching

Against the backdrop of budget constraints, threats from terrorism, organised crime and public disorder continue to rise. Authorities can remain resilient through the targeted application of technology. Advances in face recognition coupled with the mass availability of digital media and continuously cheaper computing provides unique opportunities to enhance the efficiency of forensic investigations to enhance public safety. Processing of digital media can be automated in a virtualised and elastic computing environment to identify and extract actionable intelligence. Processing is scalable,

Terrorism Studies

Terrorism Studies Certificate / Advanced Certificate / Individual Modules Online delivery with expert tutor support Feb, June and Oct every year Terrorism Studies course is one of the most recommended programs in the industry and is endorsed and recognized by numerous industry experts who have completed the program. Over the years the focus of the course has expanded to include issues such as radicalization, the psychology of terrorism, cybersecurity, intelligence and terrorist use of IEDs, and now we have added

Terrorism and immigration concerns driving biometric border security efforts: Report

Acuity Market Intelligence has released new research that finds that recent terrorism and violence across Europe, the United States, and the Middle East, as well as concerns about global migration and immigration, are driving efforts to improve and expand biometric border security. Acuity reports that biometric credentials and the collection and screening of biometrics for visas and at ports of entry have emerged as the national security standard across the globe. According to the research, there are currently more than

Terrorism and fraud risks will drive demand for automatic identification systems: Technavio

Technavio analysts forecast positive growth for many segments of the global automatic identification system market over the next four years due to increased revenues in several markets, including access control solutions, contactless smart cards and palm vein biometrics. The high convenience of contactless smart cards and its extensive adoption by governments to meet their escalating security needs is helping to drive the growth of the global contactless smart cards market, resulting in a CAGR of close to 33% during the

HRS CEO discusses role of biometric technologies in combating terror attacks

Human Recognitions Systems (HRS) announced that CEO and founder Neil Norman recently appeared on BBC current affairs show Newsnight to discuss the shifting behaviours and the importance of technology, such as biometrics, to provide additional defences against terror attacks. Norman joined Newsnight host Emily Maitlis and terrorism trauma counsellor Debora Del Vecchio-Scully to address the growing calls from many in Belgium and the transport security industry to put forth greater efforts to anticipate future attacks, and for governments and transportation

Terror attacks create interest and concern about facial recognition tech

According to industry experts, terrorist attacks in Brussels will impact the development and deployment of facial recognition technology. Three coordinated bombings occurred last week in the Belgian capital: two at Brussels Airport and one at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels. In these attacks, at least 31 victims and three suicide bombers were killed, and over 300 people were injured. Another bomb was found during a search of the airport. The use of terror tactics in open spaces is projected to

IBIA releases white paper on biometric entry-exit at U.S. ports of entry

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has released a new white paper titled “Closing the Loop: Completing Biometric U.S. Entry-Exit” that outlines the growing need for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to partner with the biometrics industry and fulfil its longstanding mandate for biometric exit. In a statement, the IBIA says that the threat environment is changing worldwide and demands a new approach to border controls and national security and that biometrics are a critical tool for fighting

ISIS likely producing fake Syrian passports

A recent ABC News report says that U.S. authorities are warning that ISIS is producing authentic-looking passports with machines that the terrorist group captured during the Syrian conflict. The news organization obtained access to a 17-page intelligence report created by the Department of Homeland Security for local law enforcement agencies which noted that ISIS likely has been able to print legitimate-looking Syrian passports since taking over the city of Deir ez-Zour last summer. That city was home to a passport